New York: 1865. First. paperback. George Opdyke "Versus" Thurlow Weed, which progressed from day to day, commencing on the 13th day of December, 1864, and ending on the 11th January, 1865, in the New York Supreme Court Circuit, before Judge Charles Mason. Testimony of Witnesses, Speeches of Counsel, Incidents of the Trial. 62pp. 8vo, pr. wrs., lacks front wrapper, spine worn, back wrapper and title-page chipped and lightly soiled, lower left and right corner margins are lightly creased throughout, some lower right corners margins chipped near end. New York: Printed for the Publishers, 1865. good.
Most of the text reports the trial in the form of poetical verses. Pages 49-62 are excerpts of newspaper articles on the suit. George Opdyke was Mayor of New York City and an ally of New York State political boss, Thurlow Weed. They became political enemies. Opdyke sued Weed for libel after Weed accused Opdyke of political corruption. The jury was unable to reach an unanimous verdict in the case.