[Cover title] Governor Young: Pardon Tom Mooney - Innocent. Judge Griffin [with] Mooney, Tom. An Appeal to All Friends of Justice and Fair Play

[San Francisco: Tom Mooney Molders' Defense Committee, 1930]. First Edition. Features the testimonials of Judge Griffin and Senator from Montana Burton K. Wheeler, one of Mooney's greatest political supporters. Mooney, who had been found guilty for the 1916 Preparedness Day Bombing in San Francisco based on perjured testimonies, would spend another eight years in prison before finally being pardoned. Laid in is a 1-pp TLS from Tom Mooney on Molders Defense Committee letterhead, dated 4/15/1930; headed "An Appeal to All Friends of Justice and Fair Play;" signed by Mooney in facsimile at close of text. An oft-reprinted pro-Mooney pamphlet, the first edition is somewhat uncommon, especially with the fundraising letter. Octavo (23cm.); publisher's photo-illustrated staplebound wrappers; 32pp.; illus. throughout. Dust-soil to wrappers, small loss to front cover at lower corner, else Very Good and sound. First printing (with no statement of edition at base of wrapper and no border around wrapper text).

Price: $95.00

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