Presentation Copies from Oliver Wendell Holmes and Felix Frankfurter Inscribed to Harlan Fiske Stone Holmes, Oliver Wendell, Jr. [1841-1935]. Speeches. Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1918. [vi], 103 pp. Original printed paper boards. Light soiling, somewhat heavier on spine, moderate rubbing to extremities with some wear to spine ends and corners. Moderate toning to text, author inscription to front free endpaper. [Boxed with] Frankfurter, Felix [1882-1965]. Mr. Justice Holmes and The Supreme Court. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1938. 137 pp. Frontispiece. Original cloth, gilt title to spine. Light rubbing to extremities with light wear to spine ends and corners, light fading to spine. Moderate toning to interior, author inscription to front free endpaper. Books, each in a cloth flap folder, housed in handsome two-compartment cloth slipcase, quarter morocco spine with raised bands, gilt ornaments and gilt title reading: Of Holmes Frankfurter & Stone, Books and Inscriptions. $10,000. * Speeches: later printing; Mr. Justice Holmes: first edition. Both of these books were presented to Harlan Fiske Stone when he was an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. (He was chief justice from 1941 to 1946.) Speeches is inscribed: "To Harlan F. Stone from his associate and friend Oliver Wendell Holmes. May 23, 1928. Mr. Justice Holmes is inscribed: "For H.F.S., a meagre conveyance of your great friend, but it comes to you with the highest regards from F.F. Cambridge, 6 October 1938." Frankfurter became Stone's associate on the Court in 1939. Holmes retired in 1932.
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