New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1934. First Edition. Octavo. Item #031030
192 pages. Partially unopened. One of the the rarest works on the Scottsboro case. The author wrote the most powerful play of prison life that America has yet produced. The subject is generally regarded as a case so shocking and moving and so provocative of passion and fury that, in all the history of the country, only the Sacco-Vanzetti case can compare with it. Countee Cullen: "...such a play shows to what advantage art can be a herald of justice. It should be seen by every person in America." Robert Benchley: "There shouldn't be any casual theatre goes in this case. If I had my way, everyone in the country would be driven into the Royale Theatre with a snake-whip." . Bound in black and green striped japanese paper, yellow pastedown labels to spine and front cover lettered in brown, some fading or toning to edges, just a bit of foxing or staining to front endpapers, near fine in a very good pictorial dust jacket with tiny chips to corners and spine endsa small wrinkle to upper edge of rear panel and closed tear to bottom edge as well. Still a handsome copy.