Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1919. Octavo. Item #022499
In 4 volumes, half-titles and color frontispieces, 506, 594, 644 and 668pp. John Marshall had been of great importance in the development of the American Nation though he was less known than any of the great Americans. Little had been written about his personal life. No man in our history was more intensely human than Marshall. John Marshal was a frontiersman, soldier, legislator, lawyer politician, diplomat and statesman. The author here narrates Marshall's life before his time as Chief Justice. A handsome set bound in 3/4 maroon morocco over light red cloth covered boards, raised bands with compartments gilt decorated in a box style, lettering within two compartments, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt, no chipping to leather, no foxing, previous owner's names or bookplates, One small stain to upper edge of volume 1 otherwise a clean, bright set.