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Item #79381 Village Communities in the East and West, Signed Binding. Henry Sumner Maine.
Village Communities in the East and West, Signed Binding.
Village Communities in the East and West, Signed Binding.

Village Communities in the East and West, Signed Binding.

Maine's Village Communities in an Attractive Signed Binding Maine, Henry Sumner [1822-1888]. Village Communities in the East and West. New York, Henry Holt and Company, 1876. xii, 413, [3] pp. Main text followed by 2 pp. publisher catalogue.Octavo (8-1/2" x 5-1/2"). Contemporary three-quarter morocco over cloth by Stikeman & Co., gilt rules to boards, raised bands, gilt fillets and gilt title to spine, top-edge gilt, patterned endpapers. Moderate rubbing to extremities, moderate toning to interior, tiny later owner stamp (Michael Lee Warner, Valhalla) to verso of front free endpaper, contemporary gift inscription (to James Lowndy from the 1880 graduating class of Georgetown Law School) to front endleaf. $250. * Third edition, enlarged. Maine's classic comparison of Indian and European property law was first published in 1871. It contains the texts of six lectures given at Oxford and other essays and lectures on Roman and Indian law. As Pound notes: "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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