A Persian Pearl and Other Essays, Inscribed by Darrow.
Inscribed by Darrow to Mrs. May S. Forrester Darrow, Clarence [1857-1938]. A Persian Pearl and Other Essays. Chicago: C.L. Ricketts (Lakeside Press colophon), 1902. 160,  pp. Quarter cloth over patterned paper boards, gilt title to spine, top edge gilt, deckle fore and bottom edges. Light soiling, spine ends and corners bumped and lightly worn, bookplate of May S. Forrester, La Canyada California to front pastedown, newspaper clipping (about the death of Ruby Darrow) laid-in, author inscription to front free endpaper. Internally clean. $650. * Second edition. The inscription reads "Mrs May Forrester/ With the regards of/ Clarence Darrow." 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 44.
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