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1 13914Dershowitz, Alan M. (Intro) The Mignonette Case (regina V. Dudley And Stephens) - Special Edition
Leslie B. Adams NY 1990 Reprint Hardcover Fine with no dust jacket Illustrated by Nevins, Iris 
353 pages; Fine/No Jacket, as issued. Un-read tight. As New. Four raised bands. Privately printed for the members of The Legal Classics Library by Arcata Graphics. Film was prepared from the first English edition of 1984. New type matter was composed by P&M Typesetting, Inc. Quarter bound in genuine leather by Arcata. End leaves are specially commissioned original marbled design by Iris Nevins. Edges are gilde: The spine is stamped 22 karat gold. Cover stampings and design of the edition by Daliel B. Bianchi and Selma Ordewer. Silk ribbon bookmark. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are clean. An excellent gift! 
Price: 30.00 USD
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The Leo Frank Case Together with the Tennessean Special News Section, Sunday, March 7, 1982, Dinnerstein, Leonard; Dershowitz, Alan M. (Intro)
2 16874Dinnerstein, Leonard; Dershowitz, Alan M. (Intro) The Leo Frank Case Together with the Tennessean Special News Section, Sunday, March 7, 1982
Leslie B. Adams, Jr. AL 1991 Reprint Hardcover Fine with no dust jacket 
268 pages; Fine/No Jacket as issued. Exquisite! Beautiful green quarter-bound in genuine leather boards. Film was prepared from the 1987 Brown Thrasher Edition. Silk green ribbon bookmarker. Page edges are gilded; The spine is stamped in 22-karat gold. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are clean. An excellent Gift! The trial, conviction, death sentence and it commutation and eventual lynching of Leo Frank during the second decade of the twentieth century, constitute a major episode not only in American legal history, but also in American political institutions. The Knights of Mary Phagan formed to avenge the murder of the young factory worker for which Frank was convicted, became an important component of the twentieth century resurrection of the Ku Klux Klan. The Anti-Defamation league of B'nai Brith was founded in reaction to the anti-semitism generated - or at least disclosed - by the Frank case. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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3 14545Pitman, Benn (Ed) ; Dershowitz, Alan M. (Intro) The Assassinaton of President Lincoln and the Trial of the Conspirators
Leslie B. Adams Jr. AL 1989 Reprint Hardcover Fine with no dust jacket 
210 pages; Fine/No Jacket as issued. Un-read, un-opened. Exquisite. Quarter bound in genuine leather. Endleaves are specially commissioned design by Richard J. Wolfe. Silk ribbon bookmark. Edges are gilded; the spine is stamped in 22 karat gold. Film was prepared from an original 1865 edition courtesy of Yale Law Library. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are clean. An excellent gift! This book has been privately printed for the members of The Notable Trials Library. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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4 14788Sterling, Claire The Time of the Assassins
Holt, Rinehart and Winston NY 1984 0030635543 / 9780030635540 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket Illustrated by Bull, Robert; Ratzkin, Lawrence 
264 pages; Fine/Fine. Full number sequence. Attractive black boards with bright silver lettering. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are clean. DJ is Fine. In protective sleeve. The Journalist who first brought the plot to kill the pope into the open now brings us the inside story she alone is qualified to tell. The Time of the Assassins - Anatomy of an Investigation. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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5 14705Tusa, Ann; Tusa, John; Dershowitz, Alan M. (Intro) The Nuremberg Trial
Leslie B. Adams, Jr. AL 1990 Reprint Hardcover Fine with no dust jacket 
821 pages; Fine/No Jacket - as issued. Exquisite. As New condition. Quarter Leather boards. The Nuremberg Trial has been privately published for the members of the Notable Trials Library. Film was prepared from the First edition of 1984. Endleaves are specially commissioned original marble design of Richard J. Wolfe. Page edges are gilded and covers are brass-die stamped in 22-karat gold. Raised bands. Silk ribbon bookmark. An excellent gift! 
Price: 30.00 USD
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6 15047Walsh, John; Lerman, Philip Public Enemies
Pocket Books NY 2001 0671019953 / 9780671019952 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket Illustrated by Hernandez, Rod; Hale, Steven Cosmo 
310 pages; Fine/Fine. Full number sequence. Beautifully bound red on black boards with red metallic lettering. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are clean. An excellent gift! The host of America's Most Wanted, John Walsh has formed a vital partnership with the public, the media, and law enforcement that has led to the capture of hundreds of the worst serial killers, kidnappers, pedophiles, and rapist of our time. In Public Enemies he reveals the cost, the blood, sweat, and tears, behind relentless pursuit of hard justice in several infamous cases. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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7 14704Whipple, Sidney B. (Ed) The Trial of Bruno Richard Hauptmann, Edited with a History of the Case (The Lindbergh Kidnapping Case)
Leslie B. Adams, Jr. AL 1989 1561694118 / 9781561694112 Reprint Hardcover Fine with no dust jacket 
813 pages; Fine/No Jacket - as issued. Exquisite. As new condition. Un-opened tight. Quarter Leather boards. Raised bands. Privately published for the members of the Notable Trials Library. Film was prepared from the American Edition of 1937. Endleaves are specially commissioned original marble design of Richard J. Wolfe. Page edges are gilded and covers are brass-die stamped in 22-karat gold. Silk ribbon bookmark. An excellent gift! 
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8 13415Wilson, Colin The Psychic Detectives - Solving Crimes By ESP
Berkley NY 1987 0425100154 / 9780425100158 1st Berkley Edition; First Printing Paperback Very Good+ 
263 pages; Very Good Plus condition. Full number sequence. THIS IS A PAPERBACK - NOT A HARDCOVER! Very light front hinge crease. No spine creases. Solid, clean. Colin Wilson, noted author and leading investigator of the unknown, goes beyond merely documenting the incredible but true feats of the psychic detectives. He offers a solution to the most puzzling mystery of all - the source of their extrasensory powers. 
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