Chicago: Presto Publishing Co., 1993-95. Paperback. 4to. Stiff glazed pictorial wrappers. Each issue 32pp except for last, which is 40pp. Numerous illustrations. Near fine. Item #36425
Seven complete issues of this six-times-yearly true crime glossy. Issues include: Volume 1, Nos. 3 and 4; Volume 2, Nos. 2 through 5; and Volume 3, No. 1. Nice grouping of contributor's copy, coming from the collection of famed attorney ELMER GERTZ (1902-2000) -- known as "The Clarence Darrow of Chicago," this controversial defense attorney defended novelist Henry Miller, Lee Harvey Oswald's murderer Jack Ruby, notorious child murderer Nathan Leopold and other high-profile cases. The first issue features the debut of Gertz's new column, "Elmer Gertz on the Law," and each of the other six issues likewise features this column. Gertz has circled the title of each of these columns on the front wrapper of each issue. Comes with the large padded envelope in which Gertz transmitted this set, with his return address label. Quite unusual.