Life and Confessions of James Gilbert Jenkins: The Murderer of Eighteen Men. James Gilbert Jenkins, R. E. Wood.
Life and Confessions of James Gilbert Jenkins: The Murderer of Eighteen Men.
Life and Confessions of James Gilbert Jenkins: The Murderer of Eighteen Men.
Life and Confessions of James Gilbert Jenkins: The Murderer of Eighteen Men.

Life and Confessions of James Gilbert Jenkins: The Murderer of Eighteen Men.

Napa City: C.H. Allen and R.E. Wood, 1864.

First edition. 56 pp. Woodcut frontispiece and one illustrated plate. Original tan printed wraps. Tiny tear at foot of wrappers, and faint corner crease to outer corner of front wrap with tiny closed tear, else Fine. A very bright copy that looks a fraction of its age; truly excellent. A rare mid-19th century gallows confession printed in San Francisco.

The sub-title is: Containing an account of the murder of eight white men and ten Indians; together with the particulars of highway robberies, the stealing of several horses, and numerous other crimes, committed in Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Virginia, Arkansas, Tennessee, Texas, New Mexico, Nebraska and California: as narrated by himself to Col. C. H. Allen, Sheriff of Napa County, while in jail under sentence of death for the murder of Patrick O'Brien. Phonographically Reported and Arranged for the Press by R.E. Wood. Item #140937641

Price: $800.00

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