110 years ago, in 1901, West Publishing created and distributed "Law Books by the Million,"  a self-laudatory but enjoyable and relatively detailed account of the early years of West publishing the casebooks that were part of my legal youth. The Green Bag journal, supported by the George Mason University School of Law, recently brought the article to life by publishing it in the Spring 2011 issue (Vol. 14, #3). If you like history, the article is interesting and includes some great old photos of the workers and devices. Ross E. Davies penned a helpful and enjoyable introduction. You can see the entire compilation at SSRN, at this page