First Edition of The Paradoxes of Legal Science Inscribed by Cardozo Cardozo, Benjamin N. [1870-1938]. The Paradoxes of Legal Science. New York: Columbia University Press, 1928 (1930 printing)]. v, 142 pp. Publisher's cloth, negligible light shelfwear. "To the Association of the Bar of the City of New York. From Benjamin N. Cardozo" in bold hand to front free endpaper, internally clean. Ex-Bar Association Library. Inkstamp to title page, annotations to verso, another inkstamp to rear pastedown. A well-preserved copy with an interesting association. $1,000. * First edition. One of Cardozo's most important books, the Paradoxes of Legal Science is a classic statement of juristic pragmatism. As Goodhart points out, it also reveals the non-legal sources that informed his work. "His many references in these lectures to Greek philosophy show how great a part his early classical training played in the formation of his ideas; in relating his general principles to the concrete cases which, in his words, he used as a kind of legal litmus paper, he was a true Aristotelian" (Goodhart). The inscription reflects Cardozo's association with, and affection for, the Association of the Bar of the City of New York. Goodhart, Five Jewish Lawyers of the Common Law 59-60.
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