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.
Fine in Near Fine jacket. Book. 8vo-over 7¾-9¾" tall. Fine Copy In a Beautiful near Fine Plus Jacket. First Edition (A in Copyright) and Scribner Seal. Ink name under Flap. Rare In this Condition. Terrific Copy.
Very good-condition. Octavo (8vo). Signed xii, 465 pages of text including an index. Original blue cloth binding is moderately to heavily sunned and rubbed on the spine, with minor fraying to the spine extremities, and minor bumping to the corners; minor sunning to the boards. No dustjacket, but protected in custom stiff archival mylar. Signed and inscribed by the author on the half-title page "Inscribed to Edward A. L. Goodkind. With regards from [signed] Clarence Darrow Chicago Aug. 21st 1932." Goodkind's bookplate on the inside front cover. Included is a letter from Goodkind to Darrow, at the bottom of which is a note of reply handwritten and signed by Clarence Darrow, wherein Darrow agrees to autograph this book. Minor discoloration from adhesive residue to the front endpaper, where the letter was previously affixed, leaving a thin strip of discoloration, which does not affect the authorial inscription/autograph in the book. Two edges of the letter are discolored from the adhesive; heavily at the top margin/edge of the letter, and verly lightly at the bottom edge, which does slightly affect Darrow's signature only on the signed note. Illustrated. First edition, with the "A" on the copyright page.
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.
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