Boston: William Emmons, 1824. A transcript, previously issued, of the 1770 event known as the Boston Massacre. Bound in marbled calf with a spine label and gilt rules; 19th century news clipping pasted onto the front endpapers; owner’s signature on the title page of lawyer E.D. Sohier, who a few years later was the defense attorney for Professor Webster in his trial for the Parkman murder. The 18th century trial of the British soldiers has become well-known for the successful defense mounted by John Adams. While a later edition, this copy is a remarkable connection between the most celebrated trials of two centuries.