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THE UPAS TREE, [Ottman, William (illustrations)]; McMurdy, Robert

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

Title   THE UPAS TREE

Binding   Cloth

Book Condition   Near fine

Edition   First Edition

Publisher   Chicago F. J. Schulte 1912

Seller ID   1252

8vo (5" x 7"). 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.

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

Price = 200.00 USD



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