[Trial]. Carswell, Donald, Editor. Trial of Ronald True. Edinburgh and London: William Hodge and Company, Ltd, . 295 pp. Frontispiece and four additional illustrated plates. Frontispiece detached. Original red cloth, ex-library with location label at foot of spine, bar code lable on front cover, property stamps on inside covers, title page and verso. Chipping to head and tail of spine. Internally very good. $20. * Notable British Trials. "Ronald True early evinced signs of abnormality, which increased in later life when he became a drug addict, suffered from syphilis, and had two bad aeroplane crashes...Finally after living a vagabond life, True murdered a prostitute for her valuables...He was tried at the Central Criminal Court, found guilty and sentenced to death. This was later respited by the Home Secretary on the ground of insanity. A great outburst followed this decision...This case of insanity abounds in interest, especially in view of the medical defenses put forward in many cases today.": Catalogue of Notable British Trials 17.
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