A First Edition Inscribed by Frank Frank, Jerome [1889-1957]. If Men Were Angels: Some Aspects of Government in a Democracy. New York: Harper & Brothers, . xii, 380 pp. Publisher's cloth, in worn, mylar-protected dust jacket, author inscription, reading "To Bob Fitzwilliam, with affection and admiration. Jerome Frank" to front free endpaper. $500. * First edition. "In this book there is a shift in emphasis from the position taken in...Law and the Modern Mind (1930). While in both books he argues against the possibility of 'legal soothsaying,' in the earlier he stressed the uncertainty or vagueness in legal rules, but in this volume his emphasis is on the uncertainty as to the facts.... One leaves the book with an all-pervasive impression that Frank has undergone a deep-sea change through his experiences as Chairman of the SEC and as judge.": Milton R. Konvitz, Harvard Law Review 56:1020-1022 cited in Marke, A Catalogue of the Law Collection at New York University (1953) 258.
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