“THE DISTILLATION OF JUSTICE FRANKFURTER’S WISDOM”: WARMLY INSCRIBED BY JUSTICE FELIX FRANKFURTER
FRANKFURTER, Felix. Mr. Justice Holmes and the Supreme Court. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 1938. Octavo, original blue cloth. $1800.
First edition of Frankfurter’s tribute to Justice Holmes, warmly inscribed by Frankfurter: "For Harry Cabot, with the warm regards of F.F."
Supreme Court Justice Frankfurter's work on his predecessor Justice Holmes, is "concise, inclusive, deeply thought and beautifully written… It would be hard to overestimate the importance of this small book, both for its timeliness and its timelessness… Justice Holmes and the Supreme Court represents the distillation of Justice Frankfurter's wisdom" (New England Quarterly). Here is profound evidence not only of Holmes' legacy but Frankfurter's "robust belief in cultural assimilation, in the melting pot, in the ideal of a meritocratic social order" (ANB). First edition, featuring three public lectures Frankfurter delivered in April 1938 at Harvard University: "Property and Society," "Civil Liberties and the Individual" and "The Federal System." With frontispiece portrait; without original dust jacket. Marke, 1093.
A couple tiny spots of foxing to frontispiece and title page, faint foxing to cloth, mild toning to spine. An extremely good copy.