First edition of Ethics in Service; Signed by William Howard Taft
Ethics in Service.
Taft, William H.$4,800.00
Item Number: 5388
New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1915.
First edition of this work by Taft, who is the only person to have presided over both the executive and judicial branches of the United States government. Octavo, original cloth. Boldly signed by William Howard Taft on the front free endpaper. In fine condition.
Ethics in Service consists of addresses delivered by Taft, which discuss the ethics and ideals of the legal profession.
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