Duell, Sloan & Pearce, 1940. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Kent, Rockwell. New York: Duell, Sloan & Pearce, 1940. First edition, first issue. Hardcover. 393 pp. Very good, in a very good unclipped jacket. A few court stamps and bracketing, else near fine. Jacket a touch sunned at the spine with light edge wear and a few small closed tears. In 1951, Kent sued in order to gain a passport which he was denied due to alleged communist activities. Kent lost this case, but eventually won in 1958 at the United States Supreme Court. This book is the one used as evidence of his communist leanings in his initial court appearance in the New York Supreme Court. The stamp of Morris Miller, the C. S. R. Official Reporter for the court is on the front free endpaper as well as pages 365, 371, and 392. These stamps coincide with the bulk of the communist argument, though a few other instances are bracketed. A unique item from the Red Scare era. (Inventory #: 041227)
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