Finis Bates, Escape and Suicide of John Wilkes Booth Pamphlet
A Scarce Paper Edition of An Intriguing Tale
Bates, Finis L. ESCAPE AND SUICIDE OF JOHN WILKES BOOTH…CONTAINING A COMPLETE CONFESSION OF BOOTH MANY YEARS AFTER…WRITTEN FOR THE CORRECTION OF HISTORY. Memphis: 1907. 309p.; illustrated wraps; illus. [M1519n]
Bates claims that John Wilkes Booth was not killed by Union Army Soldiers. Bates says Booth successfully eluded capture altogether, and lived for many years thereafter under a series of assumed names.
The scarce paper edition of this far-fetched yet intriguing and entertaining account of Booth’s escape from Garrett’s farm and subsequent friendship with the author.
Essentially fine; wrappers intact(!); usual browning of pages, but no chipping; lt. soil; in protective fold. bds.