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A Bibliography of Early English Law Books: The Ames Foundation by  Joseph Henry Beale - First Edition - 1926 - from Alcuin Books, ABAA-ILAB and Biblio.co.uk

A Bibliography of Early English Law Books: The Ames Foundation

by Beale, Joseph Henry

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Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1926. First Edition. Small Quarto. 304 pages. Illustrated. Not only has the author assiduously noted the order of the earliest English language books on the law, but he has tabulated the libraries where they can be found. As the leading professor of Law at Harvard in the first half of the 20th Century, he sought to uncover the roots of Anglo-American law by looking at the earliest books. The appendices show images referred to in the heart of the book and also the distinguishing printers mark. A very useful work on the study of early English law and printing through the year 1550. Whether it the well-known printers such as Caxton, Wynkyn de Worde, he also has included the lesser known printers who are often overlooked. Bound in brown cloth, spine lettering gilt, corners lightly bumped. A very good copy.


  • Bookseller: Alcuin Books, ABAA-ILAB US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 027443
  • Title: A Bibliography of Early English Law Books: The Ames Foundation
  • Author: Beale, Joseph Henry
  • Book condition: Used
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • Place: Cambridge
  • Date published: 1926
  • Keywords: Bibliography Law, Early English Books;
  • Bookseller catalogs: English Language, Grammar and Dictionaries; Law;


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