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Engraving from book West Port Murders, A laconic narrative : [1829]

File is an engraving from book West Port Murders. Inscription reads: A laconic narrative of the Life & Death of James Wilson known by the name of Daft Jamie. In which are interspersed, several anecdotes relative to him and his old friend Boby Awl, an idiot who strolled about Edinburgh for many years. He's to be pitied, that's such a silly elf, who cannot speak nor wrestle for himself. Jamie was such a simpleton, he'd not fight with a boy; nor did he ever curse or swear, at those who'd him annoy. Published by W. Smith, Bristo Port, Edina. Price Thrip Pence. 1829. Reprinted (1881) by A. & G. Brown, 15 Bristo Place and the Mound, Edinburgh.

Engraving of Authentic Confessions of William Burk : [1829]

File is an engraving from book West Port Murders published in 1829. Text reads: AUTHENTIC CONFESSIONS OF WILLIAM BURK, Who was Executed at Edinburgh, on 28th January 1829, for Murder, emited before the Sheriff-Substitute of Edinburgh, the Rev. Mr. Reid, Catholic Priest, and others, in the Jail, on 3rd and 22d January. EDINBURGH: Printed and Sold by R. Menzies, Lawnmarket. 1829. Price Twopence.
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