Signed limited edition of The Life of John Marshall by Albert J. Beveridge.
Thick octavo, [four volumes]. Three-quarter navy blue morocco, blue cloth covers. Top edge gilt, silk bookmark sewn-in each volume. Solid text blocks, light wear to corners and hinges. A near fine set. Each volume features a landscape frontispiece and portrait protected by tissue guards.
Signed by the author on a specialty plate in Volume I, featuring the home of John Marshall. All volumes from a limited edition of 500 copies, this being number 4.
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.