Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1962. First Edition, Stated. 512 pages. SIGNED/INSCRIBED in ink by Adela Rogers St. Johns on a front free endpaper, "To Alf Stavig--I don't see how you--an attorney--can help liking this---Bless you / Adela Rogers St Johns /Carmel /August 18-1962". (Mr. Stavig was a Sacramento, California lawyer). 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 greatestt 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 Plus dust jacket, now in a clear mylar protective sleeve. ALWAYS FREE SHIPPING via media mail to any United States address. Item #1821

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