Chicago: F.J. Schulte, 1889. First Edition. Essential, if self-serving, account of the Haymarket massacre and subsequent trials, written by the Chicago police captain who served as the lead investigator in the months following the bombing. During the course of his investigation Schaack was dismissed from the force for fabricating evidence; this voluminous work was largely his attempt at self-vindication. Profusely illustrated and with a wealth of biographical material (not all of it reliable) on the principal figures involved. Long considered a pretty but rather common book, but we've noted a precipitous falling-off in the availability of suitable copies over the past decade or so – this is about as attractive an example as we've handled. GLENN (Haymarket Bibliography) 449. Quarto (26cm); navy blue cloth, with titling and decorative elements stamped in gilt and in blind to spine and front cover; floral-patterned endpapers; 698.pp; illus. Light wear to extremities, three corners gently tapped (though still sharp), with a few faint spots to rear cover; text is fresh, with hinges sound; Very Good+.