First edition of Elements of Political Economy by Samuel P. Newman, with inscription from renowned Ohio lawyer Ulric Sloane.
Twelvemo, xi, -324pp. Full calf, title in gilt on black morocco label affixed to spine. Front cover starting, still held by binding cords. Crack along rear joint. Some loss to spine, wear along edges of covers. Faint foxing throughout text block. A scarce example, signed on the front flyleaf by Judge Ulric Sloane.
Ulric Sloane was “Ohio’s foremost criminal lawyer,” according to the Chillicothe Gazette and a number of other Ohio newspapers in the late 19th century. Upon his passing on January 21, 1912, Sloane was recognized as one of the most successful criminal law experts in the country. He appeared in more than 200 murder cases throughout his career, with only one client sentenced to death in 1905.