First Edition of Black's Supreme Court Reports [Supreme Court, United States]. Black, J[eremiah] S[ullivan] [1810-1883]. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of the United States, At December Term, 1861 [-1862]. Washington, DC: W.H. & O.H. Morrison, 1862-1863. Two volumes. Complete set. Octavo (9" x 6"). Later buckram, red and black lettering pieces to spines. Light shelfwear, some staining to bindings. Moderate toning to interior of Volume I, light foxing to its title page and a few following leaves, negligible light toning to interior of Volume II. $450. * First edition. Later republished as Volumes 66 and 67 of United States Reports. Black was the sixth U.S. Supreme Court reporter. Although he only held this position for two terms, his work is held in high regard. According to Carl Swisher, his reporting is "far superior to either Peters or Howard, and...at least the equal of any of his predecessors": History of the Supreme Court of the United States (Holmes Devise) V:317. Cohen and O'Connor, A Guide to the Early Reports of the Supreme Court of the United States 193-94.
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