New York: National Committee for the Defense of Political Prisoners, . First Edition. 12mo. Staple-bound pamphlet; printed paper wrappers; 15pp. Mild discoloration and external wear; contents clean and tight - Very Good or better. Plea for the deffense of Larry Simpson, an American seaman who was detained by Nazi authorities on the charge of smuggling seditious literature into Germany. The U.S. State Department did little to intervene on Simpson's behalf; he was sentenced to three years in prison but was paroled and returned home in December 1936. An uncommon pamphlet.