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William W. Cook's Personal Library

Near the end of his life, in 1929, when the Legal Research Building was under construction, Cook decided to have his personal library "the room, and the book collection" taken to Ann Arbor, where the room was reconstructed and the books housed. A list of the books in his personal library is below.


Cook's Personal Library

Cook's Personal Library.

Source: University of Michigan Law Library

Men of 1914 : An Accurate Biographical Record of Prominent Men in all Walks of Life ... Business Men, Merchants, Manufacturers, Financiers, Statesmen, Lawyers, Jurists, Physicians, Educators; Founders, Makers and Builders of our Great Republic ... 20th cent. ed. Chicago: 1915.

Alaeddin and the Enchanted Lamp; Zein Ul Asnam and the King of the Jinn:. Oriental Tales; XIII. London: 1889.

Aldrich, Thomas Bailey. The Writings of Thomas Bailey Aldrich. Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1907.

Atkinson, Edward. The Distribution of Products; Or, the Mechanism and the Metaphysics of Exchange. 2d. ed. New York: London, G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1885.

Badè, William Frederic Muir, John. The Life and Letters of John Muir. Writings of John Muir ; Vol. IX-X; Variation: Muir, John,; 1838-1914.; Writings of John Muir ; v. 9-10. Manuscript ed. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1923-1924.

Balzac, Honoré de.  Saintsbury, George, Clara Bell, and Marriage, Ellen. Scott, R.S.  Waring, James. Works of Honoré De Balzac. London: J. M. Dent and Co, 1895.

Bennett, Arnold. The Matador of the Five Towns and Other Stories. New York: G.H. Doran Co, 1912.

Brewer, David J., Allen Edward A., and Schuyler William. The World's Best Orations : From the Earliest Period to the Present Time. Saint Louis: F.P. Kaiser, 1899.

Brumm, John Lewis and Marion LeRoy ed. Burton. Educational Problems in College and University; Addresses Delivered at the Educational Conference Held at the University of Michigan, October Fourteenth, Fifteenth and Sixteenth, Nineteen Hundred and Twenty, on the Occasion of the Inauguration of President Marion LeRoy Burton. Michigan. (1920). Ann Arbor: University of Michigan, 1921.

Bryce, James Bryce, Viscount. Modern Democracies. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1921.

Bülow, Bernhard, Fürst von and Lewenz, Marie Adèle. Imperial Germany. New York: Dodd, Mead and Co, 1914.

Butler, William Allen and New York (State). The Revision of the Statutes of the State of New York and the Revisers. an Address Delivered before the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, January 22, 1889. New York: Albany, Published for the association by Banks & brothers, 1889.

Carlyle, Thomas. Carlyle's Works. Centennial memorial ed. Boston: Dana Estes & Co, 1890s.

Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de.   Motteux,Peter Anthony. The History of that Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha. London: Paterson, 1892.

Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de.  Motteux, Peter Anthony, de tr. Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel, de.  Don Quixote of La Mancha. The History of the Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha. Edinburgh: John Grant, 1910.

Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de.  Mabbe, James and S. W. Brangwyn & Orson Frank. Exemplary Novels by Cervantes. London; Philadelphia: Gibbings & Co; J.B. Lippincott Co, 1900.

Clark, John Spencer. The Life and Letters of John Fiske. Boston: New York, Houghton Mifflin Company, 1917

Commercial Cable Company. "Minutes of the Board of Directors of the Commercial Cable Company."December 14, 1914, 1904.

Cook, William W. A Treatise on the Law of Corporations having a Capital Stock. 8th ed. New York: Baker, Voorhis & Co, 1923.

Cossa, Luigi.  White, Horace. Taxation; its Principles and Methods. New York & London: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1888.

Coudert, Frederic René‪.  Addresses, Historical - Political - Sociological. New York: London, G.P. Putnam's sons, 1905.

Daudet, Alphonse Carnac, Levin. The Head of the Family. New York: London, G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1898.

Davis, Sam P. The History of Nevada. Reno, Nev: Elms Pub. Co, 1913.

Demmon, Isaac Newton and University of Michigan. General Catalogue of Officers and Students, 1837-1901. Ann Arbor: The University, 1902.

Dickens, Charles. Browne, Hablot Knight, Chapman and Hall, and Bradbury & Evans. The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club. London: Chapman and Hall, 1837.

Dickens, Charles Forster, John and Life of Charles Dickens. Works of Charles Dickens. London: Merrill & Baker, 1900.

———Works of Charles Dickens. London: Merrill & Baker, 1900.

Dickens, Charles Forster, John and Life of Charles Dickens. Metcalf, A.G.B. The Works of Charles Dickens. National ed. London: Chapman and Hall, 1906-1908.

Dwight, Timothy and Julian ed. Hawthorne. The World's Great Classics. Rev. ed. New York: Colonial Press, 1899-1902.

Emerson, Ralph Waldo. Emerson, Edward Waldo. The Complete Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson; with a Biographical Introduction and Notes. Cambridge: Riverside Press, 1903-1904.

Emerson, Ralph Waldo. Emerson, Edward Waldo and Waldo Emerson ed. Forbes. Journals of Ralph Waldo Emerson, with Annotations. Cambridge: Riverside Press, 1909.

Field, Eugene. Field, Roswell Martin and Horace. The Writings in Prose and Verse of Eugene Field. New York: C. Scribner's Sons, 1897-1901.

Fielding, Henry Maynadier, G.H. The Works of Henry Fielding. Uniform Title: Works. 1908. New York: G.D. Sproul, 1908.

Fiske, John and Shapiro Bruce Rogers Collection (Library of Congress). The Writings of John Fiske. Uniform Title: Works. 1902. Éd de luxe ed. Cambridge: Mass., Printed at the Riverside press, 1902.

Gibbon, Edward.  McSpadden, J.Walker. The Miscellaneous Works of Edward Gibbon, Newly Collected from Original Sources and Including New Translations from French Texts;. Ed. Lausanne ed. New York: F. DeFau & Co, 1907.

Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von. Dole, Nathan Haskell, Theodore Martin. The Tragedy of Faust. Ed. de luxe ed. Boston: F.A. Nicolls & Co, 1902.

Goldsmith, Oliver. The Works of Oliver Goldsmith. The Turk's head ed. New York: London, G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1908.

Greenslet, Ferris. The Life of Thomas Bailey Aldrich. Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, 1908.

Gueullette, Thomas-Simon. Smithes, Leonard C.  The Thousand and One Quarters of an Hour (Tartarian Tales). London: Athenaeum Pub. Co, 1897.

Harrison, Mitchell Charles, comp. New York State's Prominent and Progressive Men; an Encyclopaedia of Contemporaneous Biography. New York: New York Tribune, 1900-1902.

Harsha, D. A. The most Eminent Orators and Statesmen of Ancient and Modern Times; Containing Sketches of their Lives, Specimens of their Eloquence, and an Estimate of their Genius. Philadelphia: Porter & Coates, 1854.

Heine, Heinrich. Leland, Charles Godfrey. The Works of Heinrich Heine. Éd. de luxe ed. New York: Printed for subscribers only by Croscup and Sterling, 1920.

Hepburn, A. Barton. History of Coinage and Currency in the United States and the Perennial Contest for Sound Money. New York; London: Macmillan Co; Macmillan & Co, 1903.

Holmes, Oliver Wendell. ... the Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes. Standard Library ed ed. Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Co, 1892.

Hugo, Victor. The Novels, Complete and Unabridged, of Victor Hugo. Ed. de bibliophile ed. Philadelphia: G. Barrie, 1894.

Irving, Washington. Washington Irving's Works. Author's autograph ed. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1895.

Kingsley, Charles. The Life and Works of Charles Kingsley. London; New York: Macmillan and co., limited; The Macmillan Company, 1901-1903.

Kipling, Rudyard. Balestier,Charles Wolcott. The Writings in Prose and Verse of Rudyard Kipling. New York: C. Scribner's Sons, 1897-1937.

Lecky, William Edward Hartpole. Historical and Political Essays, edited by Lecky, Elisabeth van Dedem "Mrs. W. E. H. Lecky". London, New York, Bombay, Calcutta: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1908.

———. Leaders of Public Opinion in Ireland. London; New York: Longmans, Green and co., 1903.

———. The Map of Life Conduct and Character: By William Edward Hartpole Lecky. [London]: New York Bombay: Longmans, Green, and Co. 39 Paternoster Row, London New York and Bombay, 1899.

———. Democracy and Liberty. New ed. New York [etc.]: Longmans, Green and co., 1896.

———. A History of England in the Eighteenth Century. London: Longmans, Green,and Co., 1878.

———. History of European Morals from Augustus to Charlemagne. 2d ed. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1869.

———. History of the Rise and Influence of the Spirit of Rationalism in Europe. 2d ed. London: Longmans, Green, 1865.

Lee, Sidney, Sir. A Life of William Shakespeare. 4th ed. London: Smith, Elder, 1899.

Lever, Charles James. The Novels of Charles Lever. Copyright ed. London: Downey and Co, 1897-1899.

Lever, Charles James. Charles O'Malley. His Military Novels. New York: H.M. Caldwell, 188-.

Lever, Charles and edited by his Daughter. The Novels of Charles Lever: The Confessions of Harry Lorrequer. London: Downey, 1897.

Lincoln, Abraham.  Hay, John, John G.  Nicolay, Gilder Richard Watson, and Daniel Fish. Complete Works of Abraham Lincoln. Variation: Library of American Civilization; LAC 23056-61. New and enl. ed. New York: Tandy-Thomas, 1905.

Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth. Dante Alighieri, Divina commedia, and English. The Writings of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow : With Bibliographical and Critical Notes. Uniform Title: Works. 1886. Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, Riverside Press), 1886.

Lord, John. Beacon Lights of History: The World's Heroes and Master Minds. [New ed.] ed. New York: James Clarke & Company, 1902.

Lowell, James Russell.  Norton, Charles Eliot. The Writings of James Russell Lowell. Large paper ed. Cambridge: Printed at the Riverside Press, 1890-1892.

Lytton, Edward Bulwer.  Lytton, Baron.  Bulwer's Novels. Ed. des Amateurs ed. Boston: Dana Estes & Co, 1890s.

Maeterlinck, Maurice. Essays of Maeterlinck. Autograph edition ed. New York: Dodd, Mead, 1916.

———. Plays of Maeterlinck. Autograph ed. New York: Dodd, Mead, 1901.

Maupassant, Guy de.  Arnot, Robert and Paul Bourget. The Life Work of Henri René Guy De Maupassant, Embracing Romance, Comedy & Verse, for the First Time Complete in English. Editor's autograph ed.  London: New York, Printed for subscribers only by M.W. Dunne, 1903.

Meredith, George. Works. Memorial edition ed. Westminster ; London: Constable, 1896

Merwin, Henry Childs. The Life of Bret Harte with some Account of the California Pioneers. Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1911.

Molière. Van Laun, Henri. The Works of Molière. Paris: Chez Barrie Freres; Philadelphia, George Barrie & Sons, 1900-1994.

Morse, John Torrey. Life and Letters of Oliver Wendell Holmes. Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Co, 1896.

Motley, John Lothrop. Curtis,George William. The Writings of John Lothrop Motley. Netherlands ed. New York: Harper, 1900.

Muir, John. Badè. William Frederic. The Writings of John Muir. Sierra ed. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1916-1924.

Parkman, Francis.  Fiske, John. Francis Parkman's Works. Frontenac ed. Boston: Little, Brown, 1902-1903.

Parton, James. Life of Voltaire. Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1881.

Plato. Spens, Hary. The Republic of Plato in Ten Books. Everyman's Library; no. 64. London; New York: J.M. Dent; E.P. Dutton, 1906.

Platt, Horace G. John Marshall and Other Addresses. San Francisco: Cal., Argonaut Pub. Co, 1908.

Plutarch. Dryden. John William Watson . Goodwin, and Arthur Hugh, ed. Plutarch's Lives. New York ; Pittsburg: Colonial Co, 1905.

Plutarch. North, Thomas, Sir, and Heller Collection. Plutarch's Lives. The Temple Plutarch. London: J.M. Dent, 1898-1899.

Sainte-Beuve, Charles Augustin. Wormeley, Katharine Prescott. Portraits of the Seventeenth Century, Historic and Literary. New York: London, G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1904.

Scott, Walter,Sir.  Lang. The Poems and Ballads of Sir Walter Scott. Boston: D. Estes, 1900.

———. The Waverley Novels. Connoisseur ed. Boston: Estes and Lauriat, 1893-1894.

Scott, Walter, Sir. The Waverley Novels. Extra illustrated ed. London: New York, Caxton Society, 1903.

Shakespeare, William. Wright, William Aldis. Israel, Gollancz. The New Century Shakespeare; the Cambridge Text from the Latest Edition of William Aldis Wright;. Boston: Dana Estes, 1900-1901.

Shotwell, Walter Gaston. Life of Charles Sumner. New York: T.Y. Crowell & Company, 1910.

Social Register Association (U.S.). "Social Register, New York." (1887-1970s).

Stevenson, Robert Louis. The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson. Vailima ed. .. ed. New York; etc: C. Scribner's sons; etc, 1921-1923.

Stockton, Frank Richard. The Novels and Stories of Frank R. Stockton. Shenandoah ed. New York: C. Scribner's Sons, 1899-1904.

Taine, Hippolyte.  Van Laun, Henri.  History of English Literature. Philadelphia: Gebbie, 1897.

———. History of English Literature. Limited ed. Philadelphia: Gebbie, 1895.

Thackeray, William Makepeace. The Works of William Makepeace Thackeray. London: Smith, Elder & co, 1869.

Turgenev, Ivan Sergeevich. Hapgood, Isabel Florence. The Novels and Stories of Iván Turgénieff. New York: Scribner's, 1903.

Twain, Mark. Warner,Charles Dudley and Gilded Age. The Writings of Mark Twain. Uniform Title: Works. 1899. Autograph Ed.  Hartford: Conn., American Pub. Co, 1899-1907.

Verne, Jules. Horne,Charles F. Works of Jules Verne. New York: V. Parke and Co, 1911.

Von Holst, H. The Constitutional and Political History of the United States. Chicago: Callaghan & Co, 1881.

———. The Constitutional and Political History of the United States. Chicago: Callaghan & Co, 1879.

Whitridge, Frederick Wallingford. One American's Opinion of the European War; an Answer to Germany's Appeals. N.Y: Dutton, 1914.



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