St. JOHNS, Adela Rogers
Garden City Doubleday & Company, Inc. 1962 512 pages. SIGNED/INSCRIBED by author in ink on a front free endpaper, to a good friend, "Dear dear Jimmy---I am so happy to have a chance to sign a book to one of the brilliant and coming writers---as well as my old friend---Adela Rogers St. Johns". Illustrated dust jacket. Large octavo. Cloth-backed cloth boards. St. Johns was a celebrated Hollywood writer for Hearst and on her own account. She was also the precocious daughter of celebrated Los Angeles trial lawyer Earl Rogers, whose story is told in this book. Many said Rogers was the greaest criminal defense lawyer of his day. Clarence Darrow chose Rogers to defend him when he was accused of jury tampering. San Francisco history buffs will be interested in Rogers' defense in the post 1906 earthquake corruption trials.From the jacket blurb: "FINAL VERDICT is Americana of a high order, for it gives the reader a vivid picture of Los Angeles and San Francisco in the early twentieth century, but it is primarily the story of a great man, in all his splendor and fallibility, told by the innocent bystander who loved him best." Some minor wear at the spine-ends, but a Near Fine copy in an edgeworn Very Good or better dust jacket, now in a clear mylar protective sleeve. ALWAYS FREE SHIPPING via media mail to any United States address.
Signed: y Edition: Later printing
Jacket Condition: Very Good
Binding: Cloth-backed cloth on boards
Condition: Near Fine
Book Id: 1769