Cincinnati: Published by the author, 1866. First edition. 8vo, original pictorial wrappers, 81 pages. Rear wrapper detached; front wrapper somewhat chipped and a bit soiled; spine split but stitching holding; a little browned; a good, sound copy. Item #13371
An ephemeral piece of Lincolniana: due to an unfortunate earlier alias, the eccentric Dr. Tumblety was swept up on charges of participation in the Lincoln assassination conspiracy. He turns this pamphlet defense into a lengthy piece of self-advertisement meant to inspire confidence in his herbal treatments and to warn against imposters. Tumblety did apparently possess something of a secret life: he was according to some sources a lover to Hall Caine and (during his residence in England was considered a plausible suspect in the Jack the Ripper case. Atwater 3609; Howes T-413; Eberstadt 167: 289.