HOWARD, Benjamin C. A Report of the Decision of the Supreme Court of the United States, and Opinions of the Judges Thereof, in the Case of Dred Scott verses John F. A. Sandford. December Term, 1856. New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1857. Pp., 393-633. Period-style calf-backed marbled boards, gilt-ruled spine, black morocco spine label. Small library stamp on title page, professional repairs to first two leaves, light uniform toning, else a very good copy. HOWES S-218. Grolier 100, 68. This case demonstrated the extreme pro-slavery position of the Supreme Court and helped to precipitate the Civil War. Dred Scott, a slave who lived in Rock Island, Illinois, and Fort Snelling, Wisconsin, both places where slavery was prohibited, sued for his freedom in 1846. The Supreme Court's decision against Scott exacerbated feelings between the North and South and seriously diminished the Court's credibility in the North.