THE UPAS TREE

By: [Ottman, William (illustrations)]; McMurdy, Robert

Price: $200.00

Quantity: 1 available


8vo (5½" x 7¾"). pp. 324. Unsigned binding design by Fred T. Hancke of an Upas tree in the foreground of a windswept plowed field in white and gold on dark green cloth. Includes black and white frontis. and 3 additional black and white full page illustrations by William Ottman. Written by a then prominent member of the Chicago Bar, is a detective story and romance about a young lawyer wrongfully charged with the murder of his client and sentenced to hang. It includes unusual questions of law, and ethical dilemmas interwoven with a detailed legal disquisition against the death penalty. A lovely copy of this unusual binding design. Scarce in this condition.

Title: THE UPAS TREE

Author Name: [Ottman, William (illustrations)]; McMurdy, Robert

Categories: Law, Politics & Social Sciences, Art Nouveau, American Publisher's Bindings, 20th C., American Decorative Cloth,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Chicago, F. J. Schulte: 1912

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition: Near fine

Seller ID: 1252

Keywords: death penalty, law, murder, hancke, criminal, lawyer, art nouveau, gold, gilt, decorated