Farmington. 1904. First Edition. Signed & Inscribed by Darrow.
Signed and Inscribed First Edition of Darrow's Farmington Darrow, Clarence [1857-1938]. Farmington. Chicago: A.C. McClurg & Co., 1904. vi, 277 pp. Cloth, arts-and-crafts style multi-color vignette and gilt title to front board, gilt title and black-stamped fillets to spine, top edge gilt, deckle fore and bottom edges. Light soiling to front board, light rubbing to extremities, spine ends and corners lightly bumped and very lightly worn. Title page with large engraved vignette printed in red and black. Toning, internally clean. Inscribed and signed by Darrow: "Inscribed to E C Lampin?/ from an old time friend of/ his father & family/ with the best wishes of/ Clarence Darrow/ Jefferson O. May 7th 1928" in bold hand to front free endpaper. $1,000. * First edition. Farmington is a fictionalized account of the author's youth in Ohio. Though it went through seven editions, it was never a critical or commercial success. This pained Darrow because he thought it was his finest book. Hunsberger, Clarence Darrow: A Bibliography 49.
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