(Recycled from March, 2009)
The first book to be published on the Lizzie Borden case was right after her Trial in 1893 by Edwin Porter, a reporter for the Fall River Globe and a chum of some of the police officers who provided some inside information.
The first edition, the original, is not easily found and when it does appear, such as on eBay, usually sells for $300 or more. Some antique book dealers list it as high as $2,000. The book itself is really not all that rare. I addressed this issue in detail in a previous blog which can be found by clicking HERE.
Lizzie’s lawyer, Andrew Jennings, on behalf of the Borden sisters and John Morse, threatened Porter and the publisher with legal action if any pictures of “the family” appeared. Well, pictures of the “dead family” appeared and no suit followed.
When the book was first…
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