From the Library of Louis D. Brandeis [Brandeis, Louis D. (1856-1941)]. United States Railroad Administration. Public Acts Proclamations by the President Relating to the United States Railroad Administration and General Orders and Circulars Issued by the Director General of Railroads. At head of title page: United States Railroad Administration Director General of Railroads Bulletin No. 4 (Revised). Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1919. 452 pp. With two folding tables and an index. Stiff printed wrappers. Light toning and soiling to wrappers, front wrapper detaching at foot but secure, illegible mark in ink to rear wrapper, which is starting at head, chipping to spine ends, small note in pencil and ownership signature of Louis D. Brandeis in ink to head of front wrapper. Moderate toning to interior, light soiling in a few places, cracks to text block between pp. 160-161, 176-177, 336-337, all signatures secure, small faint stain to p. 333. $650. * Only edition. Brandeis's ownership of this title, a list of internal and external acts relating to railroad administration from 1917-1918, typifies the deep and broad legal research made famous by the Brandeis brief. Railroad administration was a hot-button issue of the early twentieth century, touching on various aspects of the federal government's commercial and military authority. It was also a topic close to Brandeis's heart after his successful actions against J.P. Morgan's New Haven railroad monopoly in 1914.
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