New York: The Macmillan Company, 1919. First Edition. Hardcover. 6 X 9 Inches. [722 PP][647 PP][461 PP]. Very Good / Good. Item #4418
Stunning three volume complete first edition set with the original dust jackets. Cloth binding and gilt title work to spine fresh and clean. DJ's chipped separating at folds. The jackets are lower grade examples, but extremely rare in any condition. Evarts was United States Secretary of State under James Garfield and Rutherford B. Hayes. He later served as Senator from New York. Evarts is known as one of, if not the greatest legal mind of his time. As an attorney, Evarts famously served as one of the prosecutors of Jefferson Davis for treason. He also served as President Andrew Johnson's Chief Counsel during his impeachment trial. First President and founding member of the New York City Bar Association.