Random House, 1964. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good / Very Good. Item #107358
A first edition, first printing, of one of the best-written and most important works of legal non-fiction. The 1965 Edgar Award (for Best Fact Crime) winning book by the liberal columnist and the Pulitzer Prize winning author of MAKE NO LAW and PORTRAIT OF THE DECADE. GIDEON'S TRUMPET covers the landmark case in United States Supreme Court (Gideon v. Wainwright, 372 U.S. 335 (1963)) in which the Supreme Court unanimously ruled that state courts are required under the Sixth Amendment of the Constitution to provide counsel in criminal cases for defendants who are unable to afford their own attorneys. The book also served as the basis for the 1980 Hallmark Hall of Fame film of the same name. Extremely scarce in the true first printing. Original price of $4.95 on the front flap of the dust jacket and First Printing stated on the copyright page. The book is in very good condition, with a very good dust jacket that has chipping at the top of the spine. An important book that is extremely scarce in the first printing, especially in collectible condition.