Washington: Cornelius Wendell, Printer, 1857.
First edition. 239 pp. Original pale blue wraps over string binding. Very Good with fragile front and rear wraps present, rear wrap detached, name written on front wrap, chipping along edges of wraps, wear to bottom corner of prelims, offsetting to contents. An uncommon document of a landmark decision in American history, Dred Scott v. Sandford, which reversed an earlier decision in a lower court and held that African Americans could not be legally considered citizens. The Supreme Court's decision would have immense ramifications for years to come. Item #140938532