Book #77936
Item #77936 A Persian Pearl and Other Essays, With Darrow's Book Label. Clarence Darrow.
A Persian Pearl and Other Essays, With Darrow's Book Label.
A Persian Pearl and Other Essays, With Darrow's Book Label.

A Persian Pearl and Other Essays, With Darrow's Book Label.

With Darrow's Personal Book Label Darrow, Clarence [1857-1938]. A Persian Pearl and Other Essays. Boston: The Stratford Company, [1931]. 160 pp. Original textured blue cloth, gilt title to front board and spine, deckle fore and bottom edges. Light rubbing to extremities, faint offsetting to front free endpaper, internally clean. Leather 2-1/2" x 3/4" calf label reading "C.S. Darrow" affixed to front pastedown. $500. * First published in 1899, A Persian Pearl was Darrow's first book and remains 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. A curious feature of our copy is the label affixed to the front pastedown. It is not a bookplate; it appears to be a lawyer's spine label, this one from Darrow's office. Likely commissioned by Darrow early in his career, the label may have been applied by Darrow or someone who administered his library. Hunsberger, Clarence Darrow: A Bibliography 265.

Price: $500.00

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