Signed by Cardozo Cardozo, Benjamin N. [1870-1938]. The Paradoxes of Legal Science. New York: Columbia University Press, 1928. v, 142,  pp. Original cloth, gilt title to spine, blind frames to boards, gilt Columbia University Press crest to center of front board. Light rubbing to extremities with minor wear to spine ends, tiny stain to head of spine. Moderate toning to interior, owner stamp of Leo Gottlieb to preliminaries and rear pastedown, large Cardozo signature to front free endpaper. $1,500. * First edition. One of Cardozo's most important books, The Paradoxes of Legal Science is a classic statement of juristic pragmatism. As Goodhart points out, it also reveals the non-legal sources, such as Greek philosophy, that informed his work. Benjamin Cardozo was nominated to the Supreme Court by 31st U.S. President and Republican Herbert Hoover in 1932. Cardozo, along with left-leaning justices Harlan Fiske Stone and Louis Brandeis, formed the "Three Musketeers" and voted in favor of many New Deal policies. From 1932 to 1937, they faced off against the "Four Horsemen", as conservative justices were refered to, George Sutherland, Willis Van Devanter, James Clark McReynolds, and Pierce Butler. Leo Gottlieb [1896-1989] was a founding partner of the Wall Street law firm, Cleary Gottlieb, and the president of the New York County Lawyers Association in the early 1960s. He endowed the Leo Gottlieb Professorship at Harvard Law School, which was formerly held by Elizabeth Warren. Goodhart, Five Jewish Lawyers of the Common Law 59-60. Posner, Cardozo: A Study in Reputation 5.
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