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from Felix Frankfurter to Warren Burger

FRANKFURTER, FELIX.. Felix Frankfurter Reminisces

New York: Reynal & Company, (c.1960)

Original cloth. Near fine. Half morocco case.

FIRST EDITION. Presentation copy inscribed and signed by Frankfurter “For Warren E. Burger, with the cordial regards of Felix Frankfurter April 17, 1961.”

Warren Burger served as Chief Justice of the United States from 1969 to 1986. At the time he received this book from Frankfurter, Burger was on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, long a stepping-stone for many justices. The text bears several markings by Burger identifying key passages, taking special note of Frankfurter’s characterization of the era of “big sterile absolutes” when “liberty of contract’ was riding high.”