Signed by Darrow Darrow, Clarence [1857-1938]. Crime: Its Cause and Treatment. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Company Publishers, 1922. x, 292 pp. Original cloth in lightly edgeworn dust jacket, gilt title to spine and front board. Light rubbing to spine ends and corners, which are lightly bumped, front hinge cracked, light foxing to endpapers. Moderate toning to interior, a few slight cracks to text block. Ownership signature of L.K. Dalrymple and bookplate of the Dalrymple Memorial Library to front pastedown, bold signature of Clarence Darrow dated September 30, 1922 to front free endpaper. $1,500. * First edition, fifth printing. This sociological study of crime, punishment and humanity is the source of Darrow's famous statement: "You might as well hang a man because he is ill as because he is a criminal." Hunsberger, Clarence Darrow: A Bibliography 144.
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