New York: Boni & Liveright, 1928. First Edition. Octavo (21cm.); publisher's cloth in grey decorative dust jacket; xxii,-341pp.; seven leaves of plates. Tight, square, Near Fine copy, with just a hint of dusting to upper edge of text block; some chipping and shallow losses along jacket extremities, tiny abraision to upper cover slightly affecting the "G" in "RING," cleanly split into two pieces along rear spine flap, spine panel rather toned; Good or better, albeit complete.
Hays's legal analysis of contemporary events in relation to civil liberties and freedom of expression, with chapters on the Scopes trial, the Sacco & Vanzetti case, the American Mercury censorship trial, the Passaic silk-mill strike, and others. Hays (1881-1954) was a co-founder of the American Civil Liberties Union. Not at all common in dustwrapper.