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CLARENCE DARROW - BOOK SIGNED - HFSID 9365

CLARENCE DARROW Clarence Darrow signs a limited edition first edition of his first book A Persian Pearl: and Other Essays numbered 479 out of 980 copies. Book signed: "Clarence S. Darrow" on limited edition page, 175p, 6x9, fabric cover. His first book, A Persian Pearl: and Other Essays by Clarence S.

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Condition: lightly creased, lightly soiled, otherwise fine condition
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CLARENCE DARROW
Clarence Darrow signs a limited edition first edition of his first book A Persian Pearl: and Other Essays numbered 479 out of 980 copies.
Book signed: "Clarence S. Darrow" on limited edition page, 175p, 6x9, fabric cover. His first book, A Persian Pearl: and Other Essays by Clarence S. Darrow, Roycroft Shop, East Aurora, New York: 1899. First Edition. This book was published in a limited edition of 980 copies. This copy is numbered "479". Inscription on flyleaf: "To Dr. Richard Burton/with Compliments of/James Young/Minneapolis/Jan 22nd 1900." THE ROYCROFT SHOP was founded by American writer, editor and printer ELBERT HUBBARD (1856-1915), who attempted to revive the crafts of 17th century English printer Thomas Roycroft. Attorney CLARENCE DARROW (1857-1938), who specialized in corporate law, shot to fame in 1894, five years before this book was published, 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. Signature page is lightly soiled. Lightly creased at upper blank edge, lightly chipped at right edge, binding nicks at blank left edge. Title page is lightly soiled. Cover slightly worn. Internally sound. Overall, fine condition.

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