First edition of In The Court of Public Opinion by Alger Hiss. Octavo, 424pp, xiii (index). Blue cloth, gilt title on spine, embossed title on cover. Stated “first edition” on copyright page. Multiple B&W illustrations throughout. Publishers dust jacket, near fine, $5.00 price tag on front flap, small chip at top of spine, shelf wear on back panel, otherwise bright. An exceptional copy.
Comments: Alger Hiss worked for the US State Department and worked towards the establishment of the United Nations. In 1948, he was accused of being a Soviet Spy, then convicted in 1950.