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October 16, 2013
Lindley Murray’s English Grammar (8th ed. 1802) inscribed (to Samuel Miller) by “the author.” Lindley Murray is best known as “the father of English grammar.” But...
Arthur Male's inscription to Lord Brougham
October 16, 2013
Lord Brougham’s signed copy of Law of Elections (1818) by Arthur Male. Henry Peter Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux (1778-1868), was a British statesman, member of...
Clarence Darrow's inscription to Pearl Ball
October 16, 2013
Clarence Darrow’s inscribed copy (to “Pearle” M. Ball) of his first book, A Persian Pearl (1899). At John King Books in Detroit, I discovered an autographed copy of...
John C. Townes inscription to Ira P. Hildebrand
October 16, 2013
John C. Townes’s inscribed copy (to Ira P. Hildebrand) of his book Law Books and How to Use Them (1909). John C. Townes, for whom the main building at the University of...
Edward Abbott Parry's inscription to Leonard Moore
October 16, 2013
Edward Abbott Parry’s inscribed copy (to Leonard Moore) of his book What the Judge Thought (1922). British judge Sir Edward Abbott Parry came from a long legal lineage...
Inscription of Justice O. W. Holmes Jr. to Lloyd Bowen
October 15, 2013
Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes’s inscribed copy (to Lloyd W. Bowen) of his book Speeches (1900). The son of a flamboyant author and physician, Justice Holmes was born in...
Justice O.W. Holmes Jr., autographed copy of farewell dinner menu
October 15, 2013
Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes’s autographed—and seemingly personal—copy of the program and menu for the Boston dinner commemorating his appointment to the Supreme Court...

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