CLARENCE DARROW - BOOK SIGNED 10/09/1909 - HFSID 9156
CLARENCE DARROW Clarence Darrow signs a second edition of his book Farmington. Book signed: "To remember a pleasant/day/Clarence Darrow" on first blank flyleaf of Farmington by Clarence S. Darrow, 277p, hardcover, 5x7½. Chicago, A.C. McClurg & Co.": 1904. Second Edition.
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Clarence Darrow signs a second edition of his book Farmington.
Book signed: "To remember a pleasant/day/Clarence Darrow" on first blank flyleaf of Farmington by Clarence S. Darrow, 277p, hardcover, 5x7½. Chicago, A.C. McClurg & Co.": 1904. Second Edition. Above Darrow's inscription in another hand: "Elizabeth Hauser/yours sincerely/Henry (illegible)/Oct 9th 1909". "Hauser" bookplate affixed to inside cover opposite inscription page. Further inscription on half-title page: "A Happy New Year/to/Julius from E.J.H./Jan. 1-1948". Farmington, a novel of small town boyhood, was first published in 1903. Attorney Clarence Darrow (1857-1938), who specialized in corporate law, shot to fame in 1894, when he defended American Socialist leader Eugene V. Debs, President of the American Railroad Union, arrested on a federal contempt of court charge arising from a strike at the Chicago Pullman Palace Car Company. Although Darrow lost the case, he won a national reputation as a champion of radical causes. A brilliant orator and a master of reforming the law, framing pleas and eliciting evidence, he became one of America's most renowned defense lawyers, and he used his position to campaign against capital punishment. In his sixties, Darrow successfully defended Leopold and Loeb (1924) in getting life imprisonment instead of death for kidnapping and killing a 13-year-old boy. In 1925, he defended John T. Scopes, accused of violating a Tennessee law by teaching evolution, in the "Scopes Monkey Trial". Darrow's autobiography, The Story of My Life, was published in 1932. Covers are lightly worn, creased at spine and edges, and are slightly soiled. Some separation of the front cover from the book (still intact). Book is internally sound.
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