LOT 1615
SOLD €90,00

[Crime] Verhaal van den giftmoord door Pieter Sakes Weijnma

aan zijne vrouw gepleegd en van zijne teregtstelling. Met eenige belangrijke bijlagen. J. van Leeuwen, Leeuwarden, G.T.N. Suringar, 1837.

(1) 8vo., rebound, half cloth, title in black on front cover, new endpapers, VIII,59,XX. p., incl. appendices A-E., number and signature stamp on front cover. The author Van Leeuwen was clerk of the court in Leeuwarden. Weijnma was born in Rien (Hennaarderadeel) in 1811. He became a shepherd and farmhand. In June 1836 he married Hiltje Rimmerts Zijlstra and on 14 December 1836 she died suddenly; according to the autopsy by the physician of Jorwerd, Peerdemans Bogtstra, by poisoning. On 7 July 1837 Weijnma was executed for double murder. Appendix E. shows in various tables the number of convicts in Friesland from 1813 to 1822, the nature of the crimes and the punishments. (2) 8vo., half cloth, marbled sides, blue endpapers, (2),208,(4) p., browned paper, stained from p. 187. With facsimile of a letter from Van Dijk to ds. de Groot dated 2-10-1846. Thoden van Velzen was preacher in Leeuwarden and conducted several conversations with Van Dijk in prison. In the book the author writes extensively about Van Dijk's behaviour and his conversations with him in prison. (total 2)

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