The Dangerous Life [Inscribed]
New York: Horace Liveright, Inc., 1931. First Edition. First Printing. Octavo (21.25cm); navy blue cloth, with titles stamped in gilt on spine and front cover; dustjacket; xiv,450pp. Inscribed by Lindsey on the front endpaper in the year of publication: "To Dear old Tom Smith / with love & good wishes / Ben B. Lindsey." Spine ends gently nudged, beginning oxidation to spine titling, with mild dust-soil to upper edge of textblock; contents fresh; Near Fine. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced $3.00), dust-soiled, gently spine-sunned, with some shallow losses to spine ends, and a few small nicks, tears, and attendant creases; Very Good+.
Autobiography of the noted Progressive Era judge and social reformer, a pioneer in the establishment of the juvenile court system. "Judge Lindsey inaugurated the Juvenile and Domestice Relations Court in Denver: an institution that has been of prime social importance, in that through it the problems of men, women and children were taken before a really human man who administered the law from the standpoint of the amelioration of unhappiness" (from rear panel). Uncommon inscribed.