Clarence Darrow (April 18, 1857 - March 13, 1938) was an American lawyer and leading member of the American Civil Liberties Union. He was best known for defending teenage thrill killers Leopold and Loeb in their trial for murdering 14-year-old Robert "Bobby" Franks (1924). Some of his other notable cases included defending Ossian Sweet, and John T. Scopes in the Scopes "Monkey" Trial (1925), in which he opposed William Jennings Bryan (statesman, noted orator, and three-time presidential candidate). Called a "sophisticated ...
Clarence Darrow (April 18, 1857 - March 13, 1938) was an American lawyer and leading member of the American Civil Liberties Union. He was best known for defending teenage thrill killers Leopold and Loeb in their trial for murdering 14-year-old Robert "Bobby" Franks (1924). Some of his other notable cases included defending Ossian Sweet, and John T. Scopes in the Scopes "Monkey" Trial (1925), in which he opposed William Jennings Bryan (statesman, noted orator, and three-time presidential candidate). Called a "sophisticated country lawyer", he remains notable for his wit, which marked him as one of the most famous American lawyers and civil libertarians. Today, Clarence Darrow is remembered for his reputation as a fierce litigator who, in many cases, championed the cause of the underdog; because of this, he is generally regarded as one of the greatest criminal defense lawyers in American history and therefor has he served as a model for almost every lawyer on film or television.
Color frontis portrait by Leonebel Jacobs, illus.; photos, 9.5 x 6.5", cloth backed boards, 465pp with Index, covers rubbed, extremities a bit worn, spine browned and spotted; leather spine label chipped at right edge, hinges loose, minor light staining to foredge of textblock (with some marginal intrusion) else a decent copy. LIMITED TO 294 COPIES, SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR, CLARENCE DARROW.
Color Frontis, b&W Illustrations. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" Signed by Author Collectible The presentation edition, limited to only 15 copies, signed by Clarence Darrow in full on the limitation page. This rare edition is bound in the original full cream cloth stamped in gilt and red (some darkening and light wear). The presentation copies were bound in full cream cloth, instead of cloth over boards, and were signed but not numbered. There were, as stated on the limitation page, only 15 issued.
Very good. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, NY, 1932. Limited Edition, VG+, Hard Cover, Size=6.5"x9.5", 465pgs(Index). Copy #100 of 294 copies. SIGNED by Clarence Darrow on Special Limitations page. Leather spine label worn, spine cloth lightly browned, 1/4" brown spots (2) on top page ends, owner bookplate inside front cover, o.w. clean, bright & tight. Text in Almost New condition. Bookplate is that of George B. Leonard, Lithuanian born Socialist, organizer of Socialist Party in Minnesota & active in the ACLU, National Lawyers Guild & other such groups. 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES ALL ARE WELL PACKED WITH CARE!
Fine. Color frontispiece portrait by Leonebel Jacobs, and illustrated with 23 black and white photographs throughout. Title page printed in red & black. xvi, 465pp. Thick 8vo, handsomely rebound in 1/2 biscuit morocco over brown cloth; gilt-ruled and lettered spine with raised bands and two brown leather label. New York & London: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1932. First edition. A fine copy. Limited edition. Number 288 of only 294 copies printed, signed by Darrow on the limitation page.
Fine. No Jacket. Signed by Author(s) First edition, limited issue. 8vo. Color frontispiece portrait by Leonebel Jacobs and 23 illustrations. 456 pages. Original 1/2 tan linen over blue/gray boards with gilt stamped leather on spine. Fine, fresh. 465 pages. Number 49 of 294 numbered copies signed by Darrow in black ink on the limitation page. Bookplate of William T. Cresmer. A principal the firm Williams, Lawrence and Cresmer Co. Tipped to the front free endpaper is an envelope containing a news clipping dated May 16, 1938, about the auction of the effects in Darrow's estate.
Very Good. Boards with light rubbing to extremities. Spine lettering faded. First and last few pages browned. Back hinge started; Clarence Darrow was one of history's most eminent attorneys, arguing such notable cases as the Leopold-Loeb murder case, and the Scopes 'monkey' trial. Learn what shaped his beliefs and his feelings about these and other celebrated cases. This is a presentation copy to Thomas Massie, signed by numerous friends, including Clarence Darrow: "To my friend Lt. Thomas Massie-My client and friend with respect and deep affection from Clarence Darrow, Honolulu, April 4th-1932". Thomas Massie-My client and friend with respect and deep affection from Clarence Darrow, Honolulu, April 4th-1932". (Signed during the Massie trial). In nicely made 1/4 leather custom box; B&W Photographs; 8vo; 465 pages.
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