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A hoax is exposed...



Item # 651089

February 13, 1836

THE HERALD, New York, Feb. 13, 1836  The top of the ftpg. has: "Maria Monk Ungowned". Maria Monk claimed to expose systematic sexual abuse of nuns and infanticide of the resulting children by Catholic priests in her convent in Montreal. The book became a best-seller, but ultimately her claims were a hoax. See the web for considerably more detail. This article takes over 1 1/2 columns.
Also of note is this is a volume one issue of the soon-to-be-famous New York Herald which would thrive into the 20th century.
Four pages, damp staining, small folio size, good condition.

Category: Pre-Civil War