Item #2547 FINAL VERDICT (SIGNED). Adela Rogers St. JOHNS.
FINAL VERDICT (SIGNED)
FINAL VERDICT (SIGNED)
FINAL VERDICT (SIGNED)
FINAL VERDICT (SIGNED)

FINAL VERDICT (SIGNED)

Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1962. First Edition (Stated). Cloth-backed cloth on boards. 512 pages. SIGNED/INSCRIBED in ink by Adela Rogers St. Johns on the front free endpaper: "To Ruth Chisholm---With affectionate regards & memories / Adela Rogers St. Johns / August 1962". Laid in is a handwritten letter from Chisholm to Rogers regarding manuscripts. Illustrated dust jacket. Large octavo. Cloth-backed cloth boards.

Adela Rogers 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 greatest 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." A Near Fine copy (minor edgewear) in a Very Good Plus dust jacket (Edgewear, mainly at the spine-ends) and now in a clear mylar protective sleeve. ALWAYS FREE SHIPPING of our books in boxes, via media mail, to any United States address. Near Fine / Very Good Plus. Item #2547

Price: $150.00