Limited Edition of A Persian Pearl Signed by Darrow Darrow, Clarence [1857-1938]. A Persian Pearl And Other Essays. East Aurora, New York: The Roycrofters, 1899. 175 pp. Octavo (8-3/4" x 5-1/2"). Original quarter reversed calf over paper-covered boards, gilt title to front board, gilt fillets and title to spine, deckle edges, green silk ribbon bookmark. Light soiling and a few minor stains, moderate rubbing to extremities, corners bumped and somewhat worn, hinges cracked (after first and before final leaves). Printed throughout in red and black with ornamental initials, head and tail pieces and other decorative devices. Signed, Clarence Darrow (and bookplate of H.M. Goldberg) to limitation page. Moderate toning, internally clean. $950. * First edition limited to 980 copies, this number 423. A Persian Pearl was Darrow's first book and the cornerstone of any Darrow collection. It consists of five essays. "A Persian Pearl" is an appreciation of Omar Khayyam's Rubaiyat. The other essays discuss Walt Whitman, Robert Burns, realism in literature and art and the importance of facing up to past mistakes without fear or shame. Hunsberger, Clarence Darrow: A Bibliography 18.
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