New York: The Macmillan Company, 1974. First printing. Hardcover. 1041pp. Large octavo [24.5 cm] 1/4 green cloth with brownish red cloth covered boards and gilt stamped title information on the spine and front cover. Top edge gilt. Very good. Minor spine slant. The edges of the spine and covers are very lightly rubbed and bumped. The front free endsheet and title page have a former owner's embossed stamps. A small amount of pages are darkened. Item #30104
Odd volume. From the Editor's Foreword in Volume 1- "The Supreme Court of the United States is on any count an extraordinary creation, remarkable in each of its major functions. It stands, in the first place, as the head of a system of federal courts, Circuit and District, separate from the courts of the states yet possessing jurisdiction in many cases concurrent with that of the state tribunals. The Court, moreover, is the supreme judicial arbiter of the constitutional order, exercising appellate authority for this purpose over both state and federal courts, And finally, the Court is vested with power in its original (as contrasted with its appellate) jurisdiction to resolve controversies between two or more states themselves."