Felix Frankfurter Reminisces, First Edition, Inscribed by Frankfurter.
A First Edition Inscribed by Frankfurter Frankfurter, Felix [1882-1965]. Felix Frankfurter Reminisces: An Intimate Portrait as Recorded in Talks with Dr. Harlan B. Phillips. New York: Reynal & Company, . [ix], 310 pp. Cloth in lightly rubbed, price-clipped dust jacket with some edgewear to extremities. Light toning to interior, presentation inscription from Frankfurter to front free endpaper. $750. * First edition, first printing. The inscription reads "For Berdie Hellinger,/ With happy memories and/ the best wishes. Affectionately, Felix Frankfurter/ July 29, 1960." This incisive and fascinating memoir was transcribed from a series of interviews with Phillips conducted for the Columbia University Oral History Research Department. The only commercially published oral history conducted with a Supreme Court justice, it traces his life, career and his thoughts on such topics as religion and the function of judges. Berdie Hellinger was probably the wife of Samuel Hellinger, a notable New York City lawyer who studied with Frankfurter at Harvard Law School.
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