New York: Harper & Brothers, 1873. First American edition. Hardcover. Tipped in ALS from Wm. F. F. Fowle to Sir R. C. D. Tichborne dated 10 Oct. 1873. Fowle, the US Counsel at the Geneva arbitration conference, discusses Anglo-American differences arising out of Civil War events.
Fowle's letter invites Tichborne to look up references to the "Lord Chief Jack Ass" Alexander Cockburn who had negotiated for Britain at the Geneva conference. Cockburn was at the time the judge in the Tichborne Claimant's trial, in which the Australian butcher laid claim to the Lord's title. In 1874 the trial concluded with the claim being dismissed. Fowle sends this to the claimant noting pages relevant to the character of Judge Cockburn. He also expresses the opinion that Dr. Kenealy (the claimant's defense lawyer) would find the information interesting.
A second tipped-in note, in Tichborne Claimant's hand, states he didn't find the notes until too late. An interesting look at the Geneva Conference, which includes reference to the Shenandoah, the Confederate privateer ship which docked in Melbourne with much controversy.
8vo. (viii) + 9-280pp. Green cloth rubbed at corners and top and bottom of spine. Pages dusty, much pencilling. Front end page detached. Nevins (et al.) Civil War books: P251. Good condition. Item #4809