by Badreux, Jean
1898. Montreal: Leprohon & Leprohon, 1898. Very Rare.. Montreal: Leprohon & Leprohon, 1898. Very Rare. Rare Account of Three Montreal Murders Badreux, Jean. Les Trois Crimes: Rawdon, St-Canut, St-Liboire. Histoire Complete des Meurtres, Details Horribles. La Vindicte Publique. Montreal: Leprohon & Leprohon, 1898. 45,  pp. 2 text woodcuts. 3 pp. publisher catalogue, another advertisement (with woodcut) to verso of front wrapper. Octavo (8-3/4" x 6"). Stapled pamphlet in printed wrappers, rear wrapper lacking. Moderate soiling and some chipping and minor tears to wrapper, spine abraded, minor wear to top-edge and corners, light soiling to final page, light browning to interior, light foxing to a few leaves. $950. * Only edition. This pamphlet contains accounts of three grisly murders that took place in Montreal. It was also issued in an English-language version titled The Three Crimes: Rawdon, St. Liboire, St. Canut. Complete History of the Murders, Horrible Details, Public vindication. The woodcuts, both half-page, illustrate two of the murders (Rawdon and St. Canut). Both versions of this pamphlet are rare. OCLC locates 2 copies of the French version at Harvard Law School and York University Law Library and 1 copy of the English version at the Library and Archives, Canada. We also located both versions at the University of Alberta.
(Inventory #: 71524)