Other People's Money and How the Bankers Use It, Inscribed by Felix...
The First Edition Inscribed by Frankfurter to a Protege Brandeis, Louis D. [1856-1941]. Other People's Money And How the Bankers Use It. New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, . xiv, , 223 pp. Original cloth, gilt titles to front board and spine. Small stain to front board, light wear to spine ends and corners, majority of gilding rubbed away from spine title. Moderate toning to interior, gift inscription from Felix Frankfurter to front free endpaper. $1,950. * First edition, first issue. This scathing critique of "Our Financial Oligarchy" is based on a series of articles published in Harper's Weekly from 1913 to 1914. Frankfurter [1882-1965], a protege of Brandeis, inscribed this copy to one of his proteges, Francis Shea [1905-1989], who was one of his former Harvard Law students (LL.B., 1928). Shea became a prominent New Deal official and went on to a distinguished career as the dean of the University of Buffalo School of Law, which experienced a renaissance under his direction. Recruited by Robert H. Jackson, he was Roosevelt's Assistant Attorney General, heading the Claims (now Civil) Division. In 1945 he joined the staff of American lawyers that helped to design the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg, then served on as a prosecutor at the trials. Returning to Washington after the war, he established what became a leading Washington law firm, Shea & Gardner. The inscription reads: "To Francis Shea/ With the cordial regards/ & good wishes of/ Felix Frankfurter."
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