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Chicago: Hammersmark, 1904. First edition (Bruccoli et al, v.2, 243). Original quarter cloth and paper boards, printed paper labels on the spine and front board, top edge gilt, others uncut, 213 pp. A presentation copy: "To Albert Hamerstrom with the Compliments of E.L. Masters. Oct. 6, 1904". Hamerstrom's sister Ruby was the second wife of Clarence Darrow, Masters's law partner from 1903-1908. Masters was a populist; these essays express his fear that the American democracy will not survive the special interests. He quotes Rousseau on the title page: "Oh ye people who are free, remember the maxim that liberty may be acquired but never recovered." "Burt Hamerstrom" printed bookplate, paper adhesions over his name from the removal of some other book label. Some edges rubbed, a few stray marks, pale red stain and light water stain on the back board. A Very Good copy.
Title: The New Star Chamber and Other Essays.
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