Justice William O. Douglas, inscription to Olla Bennett
October 15, 2013
Justice William O. Douglas’s inscribed copy (to Ola Bennett) of his book Of Men and Mountains (1950). Justice William O. Douglas (1898-1980) was the longest-serving...
Bookplate of Chief Justice Warren Burger
October 15, 2013
Chief Justice Warren E. Burger’s copy of Judges of the United States (1978), with bookplate. Warren Earl Burger (1907-1995) was Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of...
Sir Frederick Pollock, inscription to Arthur Raynard Talbot
October 15, 2013
Sir Frederick Pollock’s inscribed copy (to Arthur Maynard Talbot) of A Glossary of Judicial and Revenue Terms (1855) by H.H. Wilson. Frederick Pollock (1845–1937)...
Autograph of John Jay
October 11, 2013
Chief Justice John Jay’s signed copy of The Conveyancer’s Guide (1821), with inlaid bookplate. This 1821 edition of The Conveyancer’s Guide—oddly enough, an extended...
Booklabel of Justice Noah Swayne
October 11, 2013
Justice Noah Swayne’s copy of Giles Jacob’s New Law Dictionary (1782). U.S. Supreme Court Justice Noah H. Swayne (1804–1884) served on the Court from 1862 to 1881....
Autograph of Justice Benjamin Cardozo
October 11, 2013
Justice Benjamin Cardozo’s signed copy of his book What Medicine Can Do for Law (1930). Benjamin N. Cardozo (1870-1938) followed in his father’s footsteps as an...
Bookplate of John Jay, first Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court
October 10, 2013
If you collect enough of anything—in my case, it’s 36,000 books—you inevitably acquire some especially unusual and prized specimens. Tracing the provenance of books can...


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