An Outstanding History of the United States Supreme Court Freund, Paul A. General Editor. Katz, Stanley N., General Editor. The Oliver Wendell Holmes Devise. History of the Supreme Court of the United States. New York and London: The Macmillan Company, [1971-2006]. Volumes I-XII, in 10 books. Complete set of all volumes published through 2006. Original green and maroon cloth with gilt-stamped spines, top edges gilt. Light shelfwear, a bit of fading to spines of some volumes, owner bookplates and other markings to front endleaves, Volume VIII an ex-library copy, faint shelf-label residue to spine, stamp to top edge, bookplate and stamps to front free endpaper, small security tag to rear cover. Interiors of all volumes internally fresh. A very good set. $900. * First editions. Contents of our set: Volume I: Julius Goebel, Jr., Antecedents and Beginnings to 1801 (1971). Vol. II: George L. Haskins and Herbert A. Johnson, Foundations of Power: John Marshall 1801-15 (1981). Vol. III-IV (in 1 book): G. Edward White, The Marshall Court and Cultural Change, 1815-35 (1988). Vol. V: Carl B. Swisher, The Taney Period 1836-65 (1974). Vol. VI: Charles Fairman, Reconstruction and Reunion 1864-88 Part One (1971). Vol. VII: Fairman, Reconstruction and Reunion 1864-88 Part Two (1987). Vol. VII Supplement, Fairman, Five Justices and the Electoral Commissions 1877 (1988). Vol. VIII: Owen M. Fiss, Troubled Beginnings (1993). Vol. IX: Alexander M. Bickel and Benno C. Schmidt, The Judiciary and Responsible Government 1910-21 (1984). Vol. XII: William M. Wiecek The Birth of the Modern Constitution: The United States Supreme Court, 1941-1953 (2006). Financed by the estate of Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, the Holmes Devise was established to document and disseminate the history of the U.S. Supreme Court. It is managed by a committee of the Library of Congress. Production of the History, an ongoing project, is its primary activity. It is a comprehensive work of outstanding scholarship.
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