Boston: The Boston Book Company, 1889; 1890; 1891. Three volumes. 4to. viii, 552; vii, 564; vii, 588 pp. FIRST EDITION. Hundreds of photographic portraits and illustrations throughout. Half green morocco over marbled boards; a couple of exterior bumps, still a fine set. Item #10981
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.