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Holmes–Pollock Letters

Holmes–Pollock Letters

The Correspondence of Mr Justice Holmes and Sir Frederick Pollock, 1874–1932, Two Volumes in One, Second Edition

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., Sir Frederick Pollack

Edited by Mark DeWolfe Howe

ISBN 9780674405509

Publication date: 10/11/1961

This fine collection is accompanied by an essay by Sir John Pollock that skillfully places the writers' ideas in the perspective of recent experience. A crucial document for lawyers, the letters are also delightful reading.


  • [Taking in] questions of philosophy, history and literature, touching—often wittily—on hundreds of famous personages and appealing, I should think, to anyone interested in the play of two first-rate minds…these volumes recall to us something forgotten these days: the charm…of scholarship when it is the easy tool of men who are more than scholars.

    —Clifton Fadiman, The New Yorker

Book Details

  • 686 pages
  • 6-1/8 x 9 inches
  • Belknap Press

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