Commonwealth V. Gordon et al; The Opinion of Judge Bok, March Eighteenth, 1949

By: Bok, Curtis

Price: $100.00

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(v), 57 pages, cloth backed patterned boards, 12.5 x 10", cardboard slipcase, with printed presentation slip enclosed. Nice copy, one corner of slipcase split. The decision of a censorship case involving the seizure of nine books from Philadelphia booksellers, including: "The Wild Palms" by William Faulkner; " Studs Lonigan Trilogy" and "A World I Never Made" by James T. Farrell; "God's Little Acre" by Erskine Caldwell; and "Never Love a Stranger" by Harold Robbins. Publisher Alfred Knopf and his wife Blanche thought highly of Judge Bok's decision in the obscenity case and commissioned the Grabhorn Press to print 500 copies to distribute as a Christmas keepsake in 1949 "to give it this permanent and beautiful dress."

Title: Commonwealth V. Gordon et al; The Opinion of Judge Bok, March Eighteenth, 1949

Author Name: Bok, Curtis

Categories: Law, Books about Books,

Publisher: San Francisco, (Blanche and Alfred Knopf): 1949

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Collectible-Very Good

Type: Book

Seller ID: 1671

Keywords: LITERATURE. CENSORSHIP. JUDICIAL OPINIONS. AMERICAN BOOK SELLERS. ABOUT BOOKS. LAW. GRABHORN PRESS. OBSCENITY