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[Felix Frankfurter]

Mr. Justice Brandeis

First Edition | First Printing



The first edition of Mr. Justice Brandeis, edited by Felix Frankfurter, with the publisher’s scarce dust jacket.

Octavo, vi, [4], 232pp. Green cloth, title stamped in gilt on spine. No additional printings noted. Light spotting to cloth on rear cover. Ownership notation of E.E. Shaw on front free endpaper. In the publisher’s near fine dust jacket, light soiling from handling, rare in this condition.

Felix Frankfurter (1882-1965) was a prominent American jurist and Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court. Born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary, he immigrated to the United States as a child and became a naturalized citizen. He played a pivotal role in shaping constitutional law and championed the idea of judicial restraint. Serving on the Supreme Court from 1939 to 1962, Frankfurter’s opinions often reflected his commitment to preserving the Court’s integrity and the separation of powers. His writings include: The Business of the Supreme Court: A Study in the Federal Judicial System (1927), Mr. Justice Holmes and the Supreme Court (1931) – Frankfurter’s tribute to his mentor, Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., and Of Law and Men (1956).

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Location Published

New Haven


Yale University Press


First Edition, First Printing

Date Published





Near Fine

Jacket Condition

Near Fine


[Felix Frankfurter]


[Felix Frankfurter]