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Curated by Bryan A. Garner and Mike Widener
Lillian Goldman Law Library
Yale Law School
New Haven
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"Association copies," books once owned by their authors or other well-known individuals, have long been sought after by collectors. An outstanding private collection of books associated with famous judges and lawyers is now on display at the Lillian Goldman Law Library.

This exhibition features books from the collection of Bryan A. Garner, the world's leading legal lexicographer. They include books inscribed by John Jay, the first chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, Clarence Darrow, the most famous trial lawyer in American history, and Supreme Court Justices Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. and Benjamin Cardozo, Lindley Murray, known as "the father of English grammar."

Bryan A. Garner, editor of "Black's Law Dictionary", has authored many works in legal lexicography and legal writing. He is the owner of LawProse, which conducts seminars in legal writing around the world, and Distinguished Research Professor of Law at Southern Methodist University. His personal book collection comprises over 35,000 volumes.