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A Persian Pearl and Other Essays
C. L. Ricketts Lakeside Press, Chicago 1902 - First edition of Darrow's first book. Leather and decorative paper bound with gold embossing. Inside covers decorative marbled paper also. Printed 1902 for C.L. Ricketts by R.R.Donnelley & Sons co. at Lakeside Press, Chicago. Rebound by Fine Book binder, Monastery Press/ Ernst Hertzberg & Sons. Gold gilt top pages, 160 deckled numbered pages. Tight and sound, good condition with some wear. Overall size 9 x 6 x 1 ". 1 cover sheet signed by Hillary G. Hertzberg, 1902. Clarence Seward Darrow ( April 18, 1857 - March 13, 1938) was an American lawyer, a leading member of the American Civil Liberties Union, and a prominent advocate for Georgist economic reform. He defended high-profile clients in many famous trials of the early 20th century, including teenage thrill killers Leopold and Loeb for murdering 14-year-old Robert "Bobby" Franks (1924); teacher John T. Scopes in the Scopes "Monkey" Trial (1925), in which he opposed statesman and orator William Jennings Bryan; and Ossian Sweet in a racially-charged self-defense case (1926). Called a "sophisticated country lawyer", Darrow's wit and eloquence made him one of the most prominent attorneys and civil libertarians in the nation. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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