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Ancient Law: Its Connection with the Early History of Society, and Its Relation to Modern Ideas

by Henry Sumner Maine

Condition: Good


London, England: John Murray, 1878. Hardcover--cloth. Good. Octavo, 8 3/4" tall, ix + 415 pages + ads. A good copy over all with general shelf wear, fraying started at the cloth edges, fore-corners tips worn through to boards; hinges cracked but secure and binding solid; paper light to moderately yellowed with minor marginal foxing and occasional pencil markings.Octavo, 8 3/4" tall, ix + 415 pages + ads. A good copy over all with general shelf wear, fraying started at the cloth edges, fore-corners tips worn through to boards; hinges cracked but secure and binding solid; paper light to moderately yellowed with minor marginal foxing and occasional pencil markings.


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