The green bag. A useless but entertaining magazine for lawyers. Boston: The Boston Book Company, 1889; 1890; 1891.
Three volumes. 4to. viii, 552; vii, 564; vii Hundreds of photographic portraits and illustrations throughout. Half green morocco over marbled boards; a couple of exterior bumps, still a fine set. $450.00
First edition of the lawyers repository of knowledge. The first volume contains, among other articles, a history of the Harvard Law School by Louis Brandeis, numerous discussions of murder cases, and lawyer jokes. The Green Bag, which went to twenty-six volumes (1914), was devoted to current legal news and gossip. The name "Green Bag" was an allusion to the time-honored receptacle in which members of the legal profession traditionally carried their papers and law students their casebooks.