The Supreme Court of the United States: Its History … and Its Centennial Celebration, February 4th, 1890. Prepared under the Direction of the Judiciary Centennial History. Hampton Carson.

Chief Justice Earl Warren’s Copy — Signed Amidst the High Tension of Little Rock, 1957

The Supreme Court of the United States: Its History … and Its Centennial Celebration, February 4th, 1890. Prepared under the Direction of the Judiciary Centennial History.

Philadelphia: John Y. Huber Company, 1891.

First edition. Profusely illustrated with 53 portraits of Supreme Court Justices, from paintings and photographs. xvi, 745 pp. 4to. Chief Justice Earl Warren’s Copy — Signed Amidst the High Tension of Little Rock, 1957. Original blue cloth, with gilt-stamped seal of the US Supreme Court on upper cover, hinges cracked, rear cover and endpapers waterstained, internally near fine Item #256684

Inscribed on the front free endpaper: “Earl Warren / New York City / Sept 15, 1957.”

On September 4, 1957, Governor Orville Faubus ordered the Arkansas National Guard to block 9 Afro-American students who had registered to attend Little Rock Central High School as a result of the Warren Court's decision on Brown vs. Board of Education in May, 1954. After several weeks of tension, on September 24 President Dwight D. Eisenhower ordered the 101st Airborne Division of the United States Army to Little Rock to escort the students into Central High. He federalized the entire 10,000 member Arkansas National Guard, taking it out of the hands of Governor Orval Faubus. A marvelous association copy.

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