Trial by Ordeal
Englewood Cliffs: Prentice-Hall, 1955. First Edition. Octavo. Gray cloth boards, stamped in red and black; dustjacket; 309pp. Tight, fine copy in lightly rubbed dustwrapper, Very Good or better.
Second of four memoirs by Chessman, a San Quentin inmate whose first book - Cell 2455 Death Row - is one of the classic Death Row narratives. After publishing three books and exhausting a number of appeals, Chessman was finally executed in 1960. Quite nice copy. SUVAK 58.