First Edition of One of the Most Important Legal Books of the 20th Century Cardozo, Benjamin Nathan [1870-1938]. Law and Literature and Other Essays and Addresses. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, . [ix], 190 pp. Publisher's black cloth, spine faded, previous owner's inscription on front free endpaper. A very good copy. $500. * First edition. One of the most important legal books published in the twentieth century, it changed the way lawyers thought about the law. "It has remained for Judge Cardozo to give us the first real analysis of the literature of the bench. Himself one of America's outstanding judicial stylists, he brings to this task the rare combination of legal and literary learning, and our only loss is that we are foreclosed from an analysis of the judge's own decisions.": John H. Garfinkel, California Law Review 19:654 cited in Marke, A Catalogue of the Law Collection at New York University (1953) 1068.
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