[Item #17715] The Beast. CRIME, THE UNDERWORLD - JUVENILE DELINQUENCY, Ben B. LINDSEY, Harvey J. O'Higgins.

The Beast

New York: Doubleday, Page, 1910. First Edition. Octavo (20cm). Blue ribbed cloth, lettered in gilt on spine and front cover; 340pp. Photographic frontispiece portrait (halftone) showing the author with a group of his "boy friends." Mild rubbing to board edges; ownership signature to endpaper, else a tight, Near Fine copy.

Autobiographical essays from the career of Judge Ben Lindsey, a prominent child welfare advocate and long-time chief of the Denver juvenile court. With many anecdotes relating to child welfare, gangs, and juvenile delinquency in turn-of-the-century Denver. An uncommonly well-preserved copy.

Price: $75.00

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