Privately Published, OKC, 1944, 1944. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good / No Jacket. Item #0711298
Blue cloth. 580pp. Illust/photos. Frontispiece of Pruiett. fos of C. E. Dudley (1945) on front paste down. Vivid autobiography of one of the most remarkable lawyers to practice law in the West & certainly in Oklahoma. From the title page: "The life story of the man who defended 343 persons charged with murder. The record shows 303 acquittals and the only client to hear the death sentence pronounced was saved by Presidential clemency." I believe it is accurate to say that the authorship & publication of this book was in dispute, & the reasons are too elaborate to present in this space. This copy vg, with the spine only slightly faded -- almost all copies that I have seen are quite faded. There is a wrinkle to the cloth at the bottom of the spine. Very scarce. No dj (I have never seen a dj for this book). 6-guns 1774.