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Author:
Holmes, Jr., Oliver Wendell
Title:
Roscoe's Digest of the Law of Evidence in Criminal Cases [etc.]
Publisher:
Little, Brown, and Company, Boston, 1867.
Description:
Holmes' first published legal work, his review appearing in the second issue of the newly established American Law Review, in which "[w]ithout question, one is justified in finding . . . the seeds of doctrine which were basic to his legal philosophy"
Condition:
Modern 3/4 calf over marbled boards, contrasting crimson and black morocco labels, gilt, some staining to title and elsewhere, else a clean copy
Book No.:
W-74809
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
Supreme Court, Evidence
Author:
Holmes, Jr., Oliver Wendell
Title:
Reviews of Emory Washburn's "A Treatise on the American Law of Easements and Servitudes [and] John Barnard Byles, "A Treatise on the Law of Bills of Exchange, Promissory Notes, Bank-Notes, and Checks [and] "Summary of Events: Impeachment"
Publisher:
American Law Review, Boston, 1867-68.
Description:
Among Holmes's earliest legal writings, as he became a staff member of the Review, founded by his close friends, John Ropes and John Gray the previous year, showing "Holmes's first efforts to make a naturalistic or scientific study of the law"
Condition:
Modern black cloth, gilt, one small ink stamp on the verso of the title, else a very good copy; the Review's second volume for 1867-1868
Book No.:
W-76557
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
Real Property, Supreme Court, Bills and Notes, impeachment
Author:
Holmes, Oliver Wendell
Title:
Speeches
Publisher:
Little, Brown, and Company, Boston, 1891.
Description:
Presentation copy of the first edition of Holmes' 'Speeches', entirely in Holmes' hand, dark ink in three lines on the blank preceding the title: "Mrs Roger Wolcott [wife of the one-time Massachusetts' governor] / from / Oliver Wendell Holmes"
Condition:
Original buff printed boards, a trifle worn, else a very good copy
Book No.:
W-77505
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
Law and Literature, Supreme Court, Inscribed or Presentation Copy
Author:
Holmes, Oliver Wendell
Title:
The Common Law
Publisher:
Little, Brown and Company, Boston, 1881.
Description:
First edition, second issue of Holmes' tour de force, described by Professor Howe as "an originating venture", crediting Holmes as "the first of the English and American lawyers to attempt something like a full-scale study of the common law"
Condition:
Original russet cloth, gilt, showing some wear, former gift inscriptions, else a good clean copy
Book No.:
W-77961
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
jurisprudence, law and photography, Supreme Court
Author:
Holmes, Oliver Wendell
Title:
Speeches
Publisher:
Little, Brown, and Company, Boston, 1900.
Description:
Presentation copy to "Mrs Fairfax Harrison [nee Hetty Cary, of Virginia landed gentry, kinswoman of the Carrs, Jeffersons and Randolphs and wife of the President of the Southern Railway] / from her friend & servant / O W Holmes / February 28 1905"
Condition:
Original printed buff boards, somewhat darkened and rubbed, but a clean copy
Book No.:
W-74790
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
Law and Literature, Supreme Court

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