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CLARENCE DARROW - INSCRIBED BOOK PAGE SIGNED - HFSID 156632

CLARENCE DARROW Clarence Darrow signs the limited edition page of his first edition of his first book A Persian Pearl: and Other Essays numbered 179 out of 980 copies. Book Page inscribed and signed: "Miss Jane Adams/With the Compliments of/C.S. Darrow" on the limited edition page, 4p, 5½x8½.

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CLARENCE DARROW
Clarence Darrow signs the limited edition page of his first edition of his first book A Persian Pearl: and Other Essays numbered 179 out of 980 copies.
Book Page inscribed and signed: "Miss Jane Adams/With the Compliments of/C.S. Darrow" on the limited edition page, 4p, 5½x8½. From Darrow's first book, A Persian Pearl: and Other Essays by Clarence S. Darrow, Roycroft Shop, East Aurora, New York: 1899. This book was published in a limited edition of 980 copies. This page is numbered "179". The four pages present include the limited edition page, a copyright page, the title page and the second title page. 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. This copy was possibly inscribed to JANE ADDAMS (1860-1935), the first American woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize, who had founded the Hull-House settlement house in Chicago in 1889. The Chicago Public Library established a branch at Hull-House, and Darrow was one of the speakers at lectures held there. Jane Addams and Clarence Darrow were members of the National Committee of the American Civil Liberties Union, a chiefly honorary position. Jane Addams served as a National Committee member from 1920 to 1928/9 and Clarence Darrow from 1925 to 1937. 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. Ink smudged at the "a" in Darrow and 3 words of inscription. Lightly creased and soiled. Binding holes at left blank edge of signature sheet, which has upper right corner chipped off. Overall, fine condition.

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