1932 · London
by LAWES, Lewis E.
London: Constable & Co. Ltd, 1932. First UK Edition. First Impression. Octavo; purple cloth, with titles stamped in gilt on spine; brown topstain; dustjacket; 422pp. Fading to board edges and topstain, bumping to corners, some offsetting to preliminary and terminal pages; Very Good. Dustjacket is unclipped, paper toned, with moderate edge-chipping (none affecting titles), light foxing and short tears; Very Good. The uncommon British imprint of Warden Lewis E. Lawes' non-fiction account of his twelve year tenure at Sing Sing prison, where he gained a reputation both for reforming prison conditions and humanizing those behind bars. Basis for the 1940 film Castle on the Hudson, directed by Anatole Litvak and starring John Garfield, Ann Sheridan, and Pat O'Brien. (Inventory #: 18208)