This is a good, solid hardcover with dust jacket. 1989 Little Brown Publishing. This copy is crisp and clean inside and out. The pages are crisp, clean and free of markings. The binding is tight and straight. There is some dust spotting along top page edges of book but does not carry over to inside pages. The hardcover boards under jacket are good with only light shelf wear. The dust jacket is clean and shiny with only light shelf wear along edges BUT dust jacket is neatly price clipped inside front flap. Royal octavo size or 6.5" x 10" with 522 pages including index and Table of Cases.
Oliver Wendall Holmes is one of the best known names in the history of American law, but until this book there had been no bio of Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendall Holmes. This detailed biography follows Holmes from the early years, through his Civil War service, his time teaching at Harvard Law School and his time on the Supreme Court of first Massachusetts and then the United States Supreme Court. Drawing on thousands of documents, personal papers, and more, Sheldon Novice has written a detailed and stirring account of this judge.
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