Book #77786
Item #77786 Farmington, Inscribed by Darrow to his Son Paul. 1904. First Edition. Clarence Darrow.
Farmington, Inscribed by Darrow to his Son Paul. 1904. First Edition.
Farmington, Inscribed by Darrow to his Son Paul. 1904. First Edition.

Farmington, Inscribed by Darrow to his Son Paul. 1904. First Edition.

Inscribed by Darrow to His Son 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 exterior, light rubbing to spine ends and corners, small ink "274" to rear free endpaper, later newspaper clippings (excerpts from Farmington), one with a small hole, laid in. Title page with large engraved vignette printed in red and black. Moderate toning, internally clean. Bold inscription "To my son Paul/ from Clarence S. Darrow" to front free endpaper. $2,000. * 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. Paul Darrow [1883-1956] was Darrow's only child and a businessman in Chicago for most of his adult life. Hunsberger, Clarence Darrow: A Bibliography 49.

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