First Edition of Richard Posner's Overcoming Law; Inscribed by Him

  • Overcoming Law.

Overcoming Law.


Item Number: 72893

Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1995.

First edition of this major contribution to the debate about the role of law in our society. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, warmly inscribed by the author on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Design by Gwen Frankfeldt.

"Overcoming Law is an extraordinary book, brimming with stimulating ideas on almost every page. I couldn't put it down. The book will trigger some significant national debates, especially given the blazing attacks the author delivers on the limitations of contemporary legal education and the deficiencies of contemporary legal thought, including that manifested by the Supreme Court. In breadth of interest, he can be compared only to people like Holmes, William O. Douglas, Jerome Frank, and Joseph Story" (Sanford Levinson, University of Texas at Austin Law School).

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