New York: The Macmillan Company, 1981. Hardcover. 687pp. 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. The spine is very slightly rolled. The front free endsheet and title page have a former owner's embossed stamps. There is a previous owner's ink stamp on the rear free endsheet. Item #30128
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."