[Ottman, William (illustrations)]; McMurdy, Robert
Title THE UPAS TREE
Book Condition Near fine
Edition First Edition
Publisher Chicago F. J. Schulte 1912
Seller ID 1252
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.
death penalty, law, murder, hancke, criminal, lawyer, art nouveau, gold, gilt, decorated