Limited edition of The Constitutional Decisions of John Marshall, edited by Joseph P. Cotton, Jr.
Octavo, [two volumes], xxxvi, 462pp; v, , 464pp. Red cloth, title in gilt on spines. In a library binding by Geo. A. Flohr Co. in 1963. Solid text blocks, both very good examples. Frontispiece with tissue guard in each volume. Numbered copy 550 of 600. From the University of Cincinnati Robert S. Marx Law Library, with library stamps to title pages and edges.
John Marshall (1755-1835) was the fourth Secretary of State and the fourth Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court. He is the longest serving chief justice in the history of the court, and established numerous judicial precedents, including the right of judicial review and the constitutional separation of powers.