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Author:
Hand, Learned
Title:
The Spirit of Liberty, Papers and Addresses of Learned Hand. Collected, and with an Introduction and Notes, by Irving Dilliard. First Edition, Second Printing
Publisher:
Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1952.
Description:
Presentation copy--"To Isabel Roberts [co-Director of the American Academy in Rome] / To whom I owe more / than she will ever guess / Learned Hand / May 22, 1954", reflecting Judge Hand's special affection for Italy, "the love of my mature years"
Condition:
Original cloth, a very good copy in a slightly worn dustjacket; with Isabel Roberts' ownership signature, dated July, 1952 at Rome on the first blank
Book No.:
W-73475
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
Bill of Rights, constitutional law, Inscribed or Presentation Copy
 
Author:
Espinasse, Issac
Title:
Reports of Cases Argued and Ruled at Nisi Prius in the Courts of King's Bench and Common Pleas, From Easter Term, 33 George III 1793, to Hilary Term, 39 George III 1799. A New Edition, With Improvements by Thomas Day. Two Volumes in One
Publisher:
Printed by Hudson and Goodwin, Hartford, 1808.
Description:
Condition:
Contemporary calf, a bit rubbed, joints cracking but firm, else a very good copy, with Tyler's ownership signature on the title page
Book No.:
W-74579
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
reports of cases, Inscribed or Presentation Copy
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:
Title:
Photograph of the Court, the frame measuring some 14 x 18 inches, the image 9 x 13 inches, a formal pose, all of the justices in their judicial robes, five standing with four behind, with the embossed stamp of Harris & Ewing in the lower left-hand corner
Publisher:
Harris & Ewing, Washington, 1916-21].
Description:
An early 20th century formal photograph of the Court taken during Brandeis's first years as a Justice, clearly revealing his youthful appearance, with Justice Holmes to the left of Chief Justice White, with his glorious mustache in full bloom
Condition:
Matted and framed, the frame somewhat scuffed and the photograph somewhat faded, but the features of all of the Justices still clear and distinct
Book No.:
W-74250
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
Supreme Court, law and photography, Inscribed or Presentation Copy
Author:
Cannon, Clarence
Title:
Cannon's Procedure in the House of Representatives. With Notes and Addenda by George Y. Harvey
Publisher:
Government Printing Office, Washington, 1951.
Description:
Seemingly Justice Douglas' copy of one of the two works of Cannon which became standard and which "exercised lasting influence over the workings of Congress", with the Justice's name, in gilt ("Justice Douglas") on the front cover
Condition:
Original morocco gilt, rubbed, ex-Library of Congress; a good copy
Book No.:
W-68790
Price:
$ 350.00
Category:
Parliament, Supreme Court, Inscribed or Presentation Copy
 
Author:
Ramirez, J. Isidro
Title:
La Paz del Chaco, La Defensa de la Linea de Hitos y el Comite de Tres
Publisher:
Imprenta Ferrari Hmos, Buenos Aires, 1942.
Description:
Presentation copy "Al Doctor Robert D. Harvard, Agregado / Cultural de la Ambajada de los Esta / dos Unidos de Aemrica, como testi / monio de respet y aprecio / Asuncion 30 de Novembre de 1945 / Luis Ramirez"
Condition:
Original printed illustrated wraps, browned, the back wrap detaching, a usable copy only; 335 pages
Book No.:
W-91297
Price:
$ 35.00
Category:
Inscribed or Presentation Copy
Author:
Hand, Learned
Title:
The Spirit of Liberty, Papers and Addresses of Learned Hand. Collected, and with an Introduction and Notes, by Irving Dilliard
Publisher:
Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1952.
Description:
A marvelous presentation copy, to Edith Finch, Countess Russell, the fourth and last wife of Bertrand Russell, and a longtime friend of both Learned and Fanny Hand--"To Edith Finch / Whose unsullied / spirit shines for all / those who love her"
Condition:
Original cloth, a very good copy in a somewhat worn dustjacket
Book No.:
W-74641
Price:
$ 2500.00
Category:
Bill of Rights, constitutional law, Inscribed or Presentation Copy
Author:
Zouche, Richard
Title:
Iuris et Iudicii Fecialis, Sive, Iuris Inter Gentes, et Quaestionum de Eodem Explicatio [An Exposition of Fecial Law and Procedure, or of Law between Nations, and Questions concerning the Same]. Edited by Thomas Erskine Holland. Two Volumes
Publisher:
William S. Hein & Co., Inc., Buffalo, 1985.
Description:
The modern scholarly edition of the work which (in Holdsworth's words) "has given [Zouche] enduring fame", the first to adopt systematically the phrase "law of nations", and providing the first textbook on the whole of that subject
Condition:
Original tan cloth, the facsimile reissue of the 1911 Carnegie Institution of Washington edition
Book No.:
W-77677
Price:
$ 120.00
Category:
international law, Inscribed or Presentation Copy
Author:
Title:
Proclamations by the President Relating to the United States Railroad Administration and General Orders and Circulars Issued by the Director General of Railroads [etc.]
Publisher:
Government Printing Office, Washington, 1920.
Description:
Justice Brandeis' copy, with his ownership signature ("Louis D. Brandeis") on the front wrap, a fine example of his lifelong professional interest in the railroad industry and their abuses, continued in a series of his opinions while on the Court
Condition:
Original brown printed wraps, somewhat chipped and worn, but a good copy; with several folding forms
Book No.:
W-71009
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
Supreme Court, Railroads, Inscribed or Presentation Copy
 
Author:
Nizer, Louis
Title:
New Courts of Industry, Self-Regulation under the Motion Picture Code, Including an Analysis of the Code
Publisher:
The Longacre Press, Incorporated, New York, 1935.
Description:
Presentation copy of Nizer's first work, a serious, substantial analysis of the Motion Picture Code, the longest of 600 prompted by the pressures of the N.R.A., the presentation on the front blank "To / Harry Decker / with many regards / Louis Nizer"
Condition:
Original cloth, showing definite wear, but sound
Book No.:
W-69819
Price:
$ 150.00
Category:
Media Law, Inscribed or Presentation Copy
Author:
Cardozo, Benjamin N.
Title:
What Medicine Can Do For Law
Publisher:
Harper & Brothers Publishers, New York, 1930.
Description:
Justice Cardozo's address before the New York Academy of Medicine, his first effort to discuss extra-judicially capital punishment and mental responsibility, inter alia, inscribed by him in full ("Benjamin N. Cardozo") on the first free endpaper
Condition:
Original maroon cloth backed boards, a very little faded, else well preserved, the edges untrimmed and largely uncut; with the half title
Book No.:
W-78666
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
Supreme Court, Inscribed or Presentation Copy
Author:
Hand, Learned
Title:
The Bill of Rights
Publisher:
Harvard University Press, Cambridge, 1958.
Description:
Presentation copy of Judge Hand's only book-length work--"To Edward Weinfeld / who brings to our common / calling a devotion to justice / a penetrating intelligence / and a fabulous industry / Learned Hand / April 14, 1958"
Condition:
Original green cloth, gilt, a trifle worn and the gilt on the spine a bit dull, else a very good, clean copy
Book No.:
W-75328
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
Bill of Rights, constitutional law, Inscribed or Presentation Copy
Author:
Title:
Sarah Whitman. Novick 12.22 [Noting only a newspaper printing and not this one]
Publisher:
The Merrymount Press, Boston, 1904.
Description:
Presentation copy of the eulogies (one by Holmes) delivered at the service of the famed Boston artist, Sarah Whitman, long time friend and neighbor of the Justice, in pencil on the title "Helen C[hoate] Bell / 14 Chestnut St / from O W Holmes"
Condition:
Cloth-backed gray black-printed boards, the spine gilt, the fore and bottom edges untrimmed, tiny wear at the corners, but quite an appealing copy
Book No.:
W-71071
Price:
$ 3500.00
Category:
biography, Supreme Court, Inscribed or Presentation Copy
Author:
Harris, George
Title:
The Life of Lord Chancellor Hardwicke; With Selections from His Correspondence, Diaries, Speeches, and Judgments. In Three Volumes
Publisher:
Edward Moxon [and] Stevens' & Norton . . . Fleet Street, London, 1847.
Description:
Lord Lyndhurst's presentation set of the principal early account of Lord Hardwicke, pairing two of the greatest lawyers and Lord Chancellors of the 18th and 19th centuries--"The Right Honble Lord Lyndhurst / with the authors most / respectful compts"
Condition:
Original green embossed cloth, the spines a bit faded, else a very crisp, largely uncut set; with Lord Lyndhurst's armorial bookplate on each pastedown
Book No.:
W-75368
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
biography, 17TH CENTURY, Inscribed or Presentation Copy
Author:
Douglas, William O.
Title:
Of Men and Mountains
Publisher:
Harper & Brothers Publishers, New York, 1950.
Description:
Presentation copy to Eugene Zuckert (whom Justice Douglas elsewhere called his "first outstanding student" at Harvard)-"For Gene Zuchart / who has conquered many / a 'mountain' on his own / with admiration and affection / W O Douglas / April 28 1950"
Condition:
Original green cloth, gilt, somewhat worn and dulled, but a good copy
Book No.:
W-71083
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
Natural Resources, Supreme Court, Inscribed or Presentation Copy
Author:
Pound, Roscoe
Title:
Criminal Justice in America. Setaro 172
Publisher:
Henry Holt and Company, New York, 1930.
Description:
First edition of Pound's 1924 Colver Lectures delivered at Brown University upon a subject which had long occupied him, with both his proposed reforms and his historical analysis of criminal justice in 19th century America and in England
Condition:
The dedication copy, presented to Theodore Francis Green, with Dean Pound's lengthy, personal inscription on the front blank dated September 22, 1930
Book No.:
W-74786
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
criminal law, Inscribed or Presentation Copy
Author:
Howard, John
Title:
The State of the Prisons in England and Wales, With Preliminary Observations, and an Account of Some Foreign Prisons and Hospitals. Third Edition [with] An Account of the Principal Lazarettos in Europe [with] The Appendix. Baumgartner 3, 21, and 28. Quarto
Publisher:
Printed by William Eyres; and Sold by T. Cadell [etc.], Warrington and London, 1784-91.
Description:
Presentation copies of both of Howard's major works, displaying the enormous empirical data amassed by him, to provide the bases for the first modern reforms of both prisons and hospitals; with the rare first issue of the appendix to the 'Lazarettos'
Condition:
Contemporary diced panelled calf, rebacked, marbled endpapers and pastedowns, very good copies; with the forty-five plates, many elaborately folding
Book No.:
W-76702
Price:
$ 1750.00
Category:
criminal law, New York, prisons, Procedure, Inscribed or Presentation Copy
Author:
Douglas, William O.
Title:
Of Men and Mountains
Publisher:
Harper & Brothers Publishers, New York, 1950.
Description:
Justice Douglas' first book-length work presented during its year of publication, to Jack Utz, the Frederick & Nelson department store executive, "For Jack Utz / with my warm / personal regards / Wm O Douglas / Sept 29, 1950"
Condition:
Original cloth, a very good copy, in a worn dustjacket
Book No.:
W-69511
Price:
$ 250.00
Category:
Natural Resources, Supreme Court, Inscribed or Presentation Copy
Author:
Lieber, Francis
Title:
On Civil Liberty and Self-Government. Third Edition, Revised. Edited by Theodore D. Woolsey
Publisher:
J.B. Lippincott and Co., Philadelphia, 1874.
Description:
The first appearance of the received edition of "the masterwork of Lieber's maturity", compared in importance with the Federalist, its undertaking by Woolsey to subsequently appear in at least seven further printings as late as 1911
Condition:
Brown cloth, rubbed, top of spine chipped, rear hinge cracked; presentation copy from Lieber's widow--"With kind regards / of Mrs Francis Lieber"
Book No.:
W-78343
Price:
$ 125.00
Category:
civil rights, philosophy of law, Inscribed or Presentation Copy
 
Author:
Daube, David
Title:
Appeasement or Resistance, And Other Essays on New Testament Judaism
Publisher:
University of California Press, Berkeley, 1987.
Description:
Four of Professor Daube's always scintillating essays, the second of which ("Temple Tax") was written for a festschrift to be edited by Professor Sanders, the noted New Testament scholar and authority on the historical Jesus
Condition:
Original cloth, a very good copy, presented--"To Ed [Ed Parish Sanders] / admiringly and gratefully / David / December 1987"
Book No.:
W-79147
Price:
$ 125.00
Category:
ancient law, jewish law, Inscribed or Presentation Copy
 
Author:
Malone, Dudley Field
Title:
"Unaccustomed as I am-" Miscellaneous Speeches [including two related to the Scopes trial, one of which, delivered at the trial extemporaneously, William Jennings Bryan declared to be "the greatest speech I ever heard"]
Publisher:
J.J. Little and Ives, New York, 1929.
Description:
Presentation copy--"Darling Helen / My Christmas / blessigns to you, Ned / and the family and / my abiding love / and understanding /always / Your devoted / Dudley Field Malone / alias "Dilley" / Christmas 1929 / To Mrs Edw Crandall"
Condition:
Original canvas backed boards, paper label, the fore and bottom edges untrimmed, a superior copy
Book No.:
W-79177
Price:
$ 350.00
Category:
Radicals, biography, Inscribed or Presentation Copy
 
Author:
Wigmore, John Henry
Title:
A Pocket Code of the Rules of Evidence in Trials at Law
Publisher:
Little, Brown, and Company, Boston, 1910.
Description:
First edition of one of Wigmore's earliest works, and only the second on evidence to appear under his name, codifying and reducing to the barest essentials his massive treatise on evidence, the first edition of which had appeared the previous decade
Condition:
Black morocco, gilt, rubbed, small tear to rear joint; presentation copy "With regards to / Hon. Theodore Rosen . . . John H. Wigmore / April 24 1932"
Book No.:
W-79200
Price:
$ 350.00
Category:
Evidence, Inscribed or Presentation Copy

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