Signed by Frankfurter Frankfurter, Felix [1882-1965]. The Public and Its Government. New Haven: Yale University Press. 1931. [viii], 170 pp. Cloth in lightly rubbed and moderately edgeworn dust jacket, bookplate of John Forrest Floberg to front pastedown. Moderate toning to interior, faint dampstaining to head of text block near gutter, large signature of Felix Frankfurter to front free endpaper. $850. * First edition, second printing. Based on his 1930 "Yale Lectures on the Responsibilities of Citizenship," this classic book offers an interpretation of democracy as a theory of political organization. "Charles Beard remarked not long ago to this reviewer that no first class political thinking had appeared in the United States in the twentieth century. The quality of this little book of Frankfurter's...should lighten Beard's discouragement" (C.P. Howland). Floberg [1915-1911] was the Assistant Secretary of the Navy from 1949 to 1953. C.P. Howland, Yale Law Journal 40: 672-673 cited in Marke, A Catalogue of the Law Collection at New York University (1953) 938.
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