West Port murders, or an authentic account of the atrocious murders committed by Burke and his associates; containing a full account of all the extraordinary circumstances connected with them. Also, a report of the trial of Burke and M'Dougal. With a description of the execution of Burke, his confessions, and memoirs of his accomplices, including the proceedings against Hare, &c.

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Edinburgh : Published by Thomas Ireland, Junior, 57, South Bridge Street, 1829.

Physical description

iv, 362, 2 pages, 8 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations (engr.) ; 4to (22 cm)


Final two pages reproduce the correspondence between the publisher and an agent for William Swanston, named on page 126.
William Burke's portrait on frontispiece.
Colophon: Edinburgh: Printed by A. Balfour and Co. High Street.
Copy 1. Indistinct ownership inscription dated 1885 on title-page.


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