Shriver, Harry C. Editor. The Judicial Opinions of Oliver Wendell Holmes: Constitutional Opinions, Selected Excerpts and Epigrams as Given in the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts (1883-1902). With a Foreword by Francis Biddle. Buffalo, N.Y.: Dennis & Co., 1940. First edition. Frontispiece, xvi, 360. pp. Publisher's blue cloth hardcover, very light shelf wear. Internally clean and bright. A very good copy. $20. * "As Mr. Shriver points out in his preface, Holmes' tenure on the Massachusetts court covers forty-nine volumes of the official reports of that state. It would be nearly impossible for the average reader to track through those dreary wastes the elusive vein of quartz. Even a lawyer, practiced in his craft and well used to the rigors of research, would quail at such prospecting. Thus it is that among the brotherhood Holmes' opinions are found and read, not for the light they shed on Holmes, but merely as grist for "points and authorities"; and, among the laity, for the most part they are not read at all. Since Holmes, man and jurist, is one of the titans of our time, any book is welcome which makes him and his work easier of access." Andrew Gunter, Review of "The Judicial Opinions of Oliver Wendell Holmes," By Harry C. Shriver, 26 WASH. U.L.Q. 593 (1941).
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