Cardozo's Copy of His Most Influential Work Cardozo, Benjamin N. [1870-1938]. The Nature of the Judicial Process. New Haven: Yale University Press, . 180 pp. Original publisher's cloth, gilt title to spine, untrimmed edges. Moderate rubbing to extremities, spine ends bumped, faint scratch to rear board, Cardozo memorial bookplate to front pastedown, two faint finger smudges to title page. $5,000. * First edition. One of the most important legal works of the twentieth century, The Nature of the Judicial Process argued that judges create law. Along with Holmes' The Common Law, this book is one of the seminal works that helped the American bar to move beyond the formalism (and conservatism) of nineteenth-century jurisprudence. The bookplate was commissioned by Judge Irving Lehman, Cardozo's executor and close friend, to mark books that were in Cardozo's library. See Lehman, Benjamin Nathan Cardozo: A Memorial 18.
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