Village Communities in an Oriel College Binding Maine, Henry Sumner [1822-1888]. Village Communities in the East and West. London: John Murray, 1890. xii, 413 pp. Octavo (8-1/2" x 5-1/2"). Contemporary calf, blind frames and gilt ornaments to boards, gilt armorial stamp of Oriel College, Oxford to front board, raised bands, gilt fillets and lettering piece to spine, gilt ornaments to compartments, gilt tooling to board edges, top-edge of text block gilt, blind inside dentelles, marbled endpapers, silk ribbon bookmark. Light scuffing, light rubbing to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities, small early bookseller ticket to front pastedown. Moderate toning to interior, crack in text block between pp. x and xi, internally clean. $250. * Later edition. Maine's classic comparison of Indian and European property law. It contains the texts of six lectures given at Oxford and other essays, lecture and addresses on Roman and Indian law. The first edition appeared in 1871. "These works...are at the foundation of all study of historical jurisprudence.": Pound, Outlines of Jurisprudence (5th. ed.) 196. Catalogue of the Library of the Harvard Law School (1909) II:34.
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