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BENTHAM, Jeremy. The Works,
Edinburgh : 1843First collected edition of Bentham's works, compiled under the supervision of his disciple and editor, John Bowring, assisted by John Hill Burton, who wrote the lengthy "Introduction to the study of Bentham's works". The collected works were first issued in 22 parts, at 9 shillings each, between the years 1838 and 1843. "The Works are not complete,... Learn More£3,250.00
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FRANKFURTER, Felix. Photograph portrait, signed and inscribed by Frankfurter to a young female law student, Ellen Nash, the sole woman graduate of her law class and later one of the first women to practice law on Charlottesville Court Square.
New York : [c.1950]A handsome three-quarter length portrait of Frankfurter, seated in judicial robes, facing left, inscribed by him, "For Enie Nash, with every good wish for her successful practice of the public profession of the law, from her devoted friend, Felix Frankfurter", dated 15 January 1950.
Ellen "Enie" Virginia Nash (1910-1995) was a pioneering female... Learn More£975.00
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PUFENDORF, Samuel. Of the Law of Nature and Nations.
Oxford : 1703First edition in English, first published as De jure Naturae et Gentium libri octo in 1672.
The legal theorist, historian and theologian Samuel von Pufendorf (1632-1694) was the first professor of the Law of Nature and of Nations in a German university at Heidelberg. In his works on political science "he attempted to strike a middle path between... Learn More£5,500.00
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NAVAL. The Tenth Report of the Commissioners of Naval Enquiry.
[London] : 1805First edition of the report produced by the commission of inquiry appointed in 1802 to review the financial management of the Admiralty, of which Dundas had been treasurer between 1782 and 1800, and which, on the initiative of Samuel Whitbread, resulted in Dundas's impeachment in 1806 for the misappropriation of public money.
Henry Dundas, first... Learn More£500.00
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BRUCE, Alexander. The Institutions of Military Law, Ancient and Modern:
Edinburgh : 1717First edition of this important work, "an early landmark in the separation of military and civil law" (Higham, p. 128); it is decidedly uncommon on the open market, with two copies only on auctions records (appearing in 2014 and 1965). Bruce (d. 1729) was a Scottish lawyer and his work "shows considerable learning and acquaintance with continental jurists"... Learn More£600.00
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ROY, Rajah Rommohun. Exposition of the Practical Operation of the Judicial and Revenue Systems of India:
London : 1832First and only edition, uncommon. This important slim volume of some 130 pages encapsulates Roy's evidence given to the Select Committee of the House of Commons regarding the renewal of the East India Company's charter, resulting in the Charter or Saint Helena Act of 1833, establishing, among other things, a governor-general of India and putting the... Learn More£1,500.00
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BENTHAM, Jeremy. Official Aptitude Maximized; Expense Minimized: as shewn in the several papers comprised in this volume.
London : 1830First edition of this collection of papers. The preface states that the reason for publishing these different papers under the same general title is that they belong to one and the same design and, it is believed, aim at one and the same result. The work from which they take their common origin was an all-embracing system of proposed Constitutional... Learn More£325.00
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LAW. The Laws concerning Travelling, &c.
[London] : 1718First edition of what is generally cited as the first work of its kind in English, a comprehensive overview of the law relating to travellers, intended as a pocket guide for the layman, particularly warning of the dangers from highwaymen and extortionate innkeepers. Learn More£1,750.00
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BENTHAM, Jeremy. The Elements of the Art of Packing.
London : 1821First published edition, originally printed in 1810, of Bentham's criticism of English libel law, which he had always detested and which more than once stood in the way of the free publication of his opinions. When the work was written, the law's injustice had recently been made obvious in a series of prosecutions for libelling the Duke of York. The... Learn More£950.00
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BENTHAM, Jeremy. Indications respecting Lord Eldon, including History of the Pending Judges'-Salary-Raising Measure.
London : 1825First book edition, also published in The Pamphleteer in 1825, and included in Official Aptitude Maximized; Expense minimized, in 1830. This work was described by The Chronicle as "The most daring production that has ever appeared." Learn More£450.00
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BLACKSTONE, Sir William. Commentaries on the Laws of England.
Oxford : 1766-69First edition of vols. II, III, and IV, second edition of vol. I; a handsome set in contemporary calf of the key work in English legal literature.
"Blackstone's great work on the laws of England is the extreme example of justification of an existing state of affairs by virtue of its history... Until the Commentaries, the ordinary Englishman had... Learn More£4,500.00
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CARDOZO, Benjamin. The Nature of the Judicial Process.
New Haven : 1921First edition, first printing, a major and influential work of American jurisprudence by the future Supreme Court justice, based on lectures delivered at Yale in 1921.
"'What is it that I do when I decide a case?' Cardozo asked in The Nature of the Judicial Process. His answer made it clear that he accepted the view, controversial at the time,... Learn More£750.00
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BLACKSTONE, Sir William. Commentaries on the Laws of England.
Oxford : 1765-69First edition of volumes I, III and IV, second edition of volume II. "Blackstone's great work on the laws of England is the extreme example of justification of an existing state of affairs by virtue of its history... Until the Commentaries, the ordinary Englishman had viewed the law as a vast, unintelligible and unfriendly machine... Blackstone's great... Learn More£7,500.00
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JONES, Samuel. A Treatise on the Right of Suffrage, with an Appendix.
Boston : 1842First and only edition of this early American treatise on suffrage, intending "to present to the public the principles on which the right of suffrage is founded, and by which the exercise of that right out to be regulated No work is now before the public, in which the subject has been fully examined and reduced to its true principles" (preface, p.... Learn More£350.00
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BLACKSTONE, William. Commentaries on the Laws of England in Four Books.
London & Dublin : 1844An attractively bound set of "the most celebrated, widely circulated, and influential law book ever published in the English language" (ODNB).
Richard Busteed, Jr. (1855-1929) was the son of the Civil War Brigadier-General US Volunteers in the Union Army during the Civil War (appointed by Presient Lincoln) and later a United States District... Learn More£1,750.00
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RUSSELL, John. The Form of Process in the Court of Session, and Court of Teinds.
Edinburgh : 1768First edition of this uncommon account of the Court of Sessions (the Scottish supreme court), and the Court of Teinds (a component of the court dealing with Scottish tithes), here in a contemporary binding and desirable condition. The work gives an overview of the courts, their history constitution, processes, and regulations. The Court of Teinds was... Learn More£500.00
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BENTHAM, Jeremy. The Rationale of Reward.
London : 1825First edition in English, and first separate edition. The work was originally published as part of the Théorie des Peines et des Récompenses, of 1811, a compilation made by Dumont from two sets of manuscripts by Bentham, one in English, and the other, the Essai sur les Récompenses, in French. This English translation was made by Richard Smith, who... Learn More£550.00
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TUCKER, Beverley. The Principles of Pleading.
Boston : 1846First edition. Nathaniel Beverley Tucker (1748-1851) was a strong proponent of states' rights and pro-slavery positions, who, upon taking up his father's old post as professor of law and government at the college of William and Mary, enthused his students with his fiery southern nationalism and secessionist rhetoric. However, his broad approach to legal... Learn More£1,250.00
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GENTLEMAN OF LINCOLN'S INN, A. The Farmer's Lawyer; or Every Country Gentleman his own Counsellor.
London : 1774Scarce first edition of an anonymously compiled legal vade mecum for farmers and country gentlemen, with particular attention given to game laws, tithes, highways and turnpike roads, fishing, fish ponds and rivers, the manufacture of and duty on malt, and laws relating to the manufacture and retail of cyder, mum, perry, and hops. The work further gives... Learn More£1,250.00
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EXCISE - GREAT BRITAIN. COMMISSIONERS OF EXCISE. Instructions for Officers of Excise in the Country.
London : 1778A scarce series of publications for excise men and gaugers, all published in 1778, giving guidance and instruction on all matters involving the inspection of premises, calculation of duty payable, and how to maintain records.
The production and distribution of these books of instruction appear to have begun in the early eighteenth century. As... Learn More£850.00
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PROUDHON, Pierre-Joseph. Qu'est-ce que la propriété?
Paris : 1841Second edition of the French anarchist philosopher's notorious thesis, together with the first editions of his two succeeding works, the "deuxième" and "troisième" memoirs. Qu'est-ce que la propriété? was first published in 1840, and shocked its readership with its famous assertion that "all property is theft", which remains widely cited among radical... Learn More£2,750.00
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JAKOB, Ludwig Heinrich. Grundsätze der Policeygesetzgebung und der Policeyanstalten.
Kharkoff : 1809First edition of the distinguished German economist and philosopher's work on law enforcement. First a professor of philosophy in Halle, Jakob (1759-1827) accepted the Russian government's invitation in 1807 to become a professor of economic science at Kharkoff University after the University of Halle was suppressed. His quick mastery of the Russian... Learn More£1,250.00
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BENTHAM, Jeremy. Trattati di legislazione civile e penale.
Naples : 1818First edition in Italian of Bentham's Theory of Legislation, originally published in French, edited by Etienne Dumont from Bentham's original manuscripts. This work did more than any other to establish Bentham's reputation. It consists partly of papers by Bentham himself, some of which were originally composed in French, and partly of a digest by Dumont... Learn More£1,750.00
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BENTHAM, Jeremy. A Fragment on Government;
Dublin : 1776First Dublin edition, identical to the first London edition of the same year apart from the imprint, of "Bentham's first work of any importance" (Atkinson). The work is in the form of a commentary on Blackstone's Commentaries on the Laws of England, and constitutes Bentham's most single-minded criticism of the social contract theory, which had characterized... Learn More£5,750.00
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SELDEN, John. Mare Clausum seu De Dominio Maris Libri Duo.
London : 1635First edition of a "classic of maritime law" (JFB), originally drafted around 1619 at the request of James I for an Anglo-Dutch conference on fishing rights. Among the Dutch representatives was Hugo Grotius, whose Mare Liberum of 1609 had proposed that the seas were free to all. The English lawyer and antiquarian Selden's purpose was to establish the... Learn More£2,250.00
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BENTHAM, Jeremy. Théorie des peines et des récompenses.
Paris & London : 1818Second edition of Bentham's French work on crime and punishment, edited, arranged and translated from his unpublished manuscripts by his Swiss collaborator Étienne Dumont. This work was first published in English as The Rationale of Reward, (London, J. & H. Hunt, 1825) and The Rationale of Punishment, (London, R. Heward, 1830), both translated and... Learn More£500.00
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LUCAS, Charles. Appendice à la théorie de l'emprisonnement,
Paris : 1838First edition of the leading prison theorist and Inspector General's supplement to his influential work, De la réforme des prisons, published two years previously.
On the whole, Lucas's work in penal reform was received favourably by his contemporaries; his Du système pénal et du système répressif en général de la peine de mort en particulier... Learn More£125.00
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BENTHAM, Jeremy. Théorie des peines et des récompenses.
London : 1811First edition of Bentham's French work on crime and punishment, edited, arranged and translated from his unpublished manuscripts by his Swiss collaborator Étienne Dumont.
"Samuel Bentham, Jeremy's brother, had long been urging Bentham to translate, or get translated into French, his writings on legislation, in order that his name and views... Learn More£1,750.00
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BENTHAM, Jeremy. Œuvres, jurisconsulte anglais.
Brussels : 1829-30First collected edition of Bentham's works, edited and partly translated into French by Bentham's collaborator and disciple Etienne Dumont, preceding by 8 years the first English collected edition. "Even in the English-speaking world it was largely through Dumont's versions that Bentham came to be read" (Dinwiddy, p. 293). Learn More£1,250.00
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BECCARIA, Cesare. An Essay on Crimes and Punishments.
Edinburgh : 1788Third Edinburgh edition of one of the key works of the Enlightenment, uncut in the original boards. Following the first Edinburgh edition of 1778, the text restores Beccaria's original format as first published (in Italian, 1764) and includes the commentary by Voltaire, endorsing the book and its principles, which did much to promote the book among... Learn More£500.00
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BECCARIA, Cesare, marchese di. Opere diverse.
Naples : 1770-71First edition of the collected works of the father of modern penology, including his celebrated Dei delitti e delle pene, which was first published in 1764. From the library of archivist and civil servant Henry Hobhouse (1776-1854), with his armorial bookplate to the front free pastedown. Hobhouse was appointed permanent under-secretary of state for... Learn More£1,500.00
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MORRIS, William (owner) - HENRY VIII. [Acts of Parliament for England for 1529:]
[London : 1530?]First edition of the statutes of 1529, the 21st year of Henry VIII's reign and the first legislative session of the Reformation Parliament (sitting from 3 November 1529 to 17 December 1529); this volume originating from the library of William Morris, with his posthumous book label to the front pastedown.
The volume was sold in William Morris's... Learn More£5,000.00
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TALLACK, William. Penological and Preventative Principles, with Special Reference to Europe and America,
London : 1896Second, enlarged edition, first published 1889. The initial publication, and also this extensively revised and augmented edition, were "encouraged by" the Howard Association - the world's oldest penal reform organisation, now the Howard League - bookplate recording their presentation of this copy - "Kindly acknowledge safe receipt" - the front pastedown.... Learn More£150.00
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MAGNA CARTA; PINE, John (engr.) Magna Carta.
London : 1733 but later.Well preserved copy of this meticulously engraved copy of the Magna Carta, "a sacred text, the nearest approach to an irrepealable "fundamental statute" that England has ever had" (Pollock and Maitland, History of English Law, I, p. 173). The work of John Pine (1690-1756) engraver, publisher, print- and mapseller, Bluemantle Pursuivant at the College... Learn More£6,500.00
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EVANS, Edward Payson. Evolutional Ethics and Animal Psychology.
London : 1898First edition. Having graduated from the University of Michigan and studied for three years at Göttingen, Berlin and Munich, in 1862 Evans was appointed Professor of Modern Languages at his alma mater. He resigned in 1870 to become a private scholar and freelance journalist ; "and before long his high, broad forehead and flowing beard were a permanent... Learn More£150.00
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KOESTLER, Arthur, & Albert Camus. Réflexions sur la peine capitale.
Paris : 1957First edition, number 209 of 260 large paper copies on vélin teinté paper, of which 250 are numbered and 10 are hors commerce. Edited by the French legislator and journalist Jean Bloch-Michel, one of Camus's friends and a former colleague at Combat, this work includes two polemical essays in opposition to capital punishment - Camus's Réflexions sur... Learn More£1,250.00
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BENTHAM, Jeremy. Traité des preuves judiciaires,
Paris : 1823First edition of Bentham's landmark work on the law of evidence, published in English (but still in the form defined by Dumont's editorship) two years later, in 1825, as A Treatise on Judicial Evidence, Extracted from the Manuscripts of Jeremy Bentham, Esq. by M. Dumont. Dumont (1759-1829) had started his work of editorship and translation of Bentham's... Learn More£850.00
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MASSA, Antonio. Antonii Massae Gallesii Civis Romani contra usum duelli.
Rome : 1554First edition of a rare treatise against duelling de facto a rejection of individual vendetta and a defence of the state as the guarantor of law and order. A fashionable 16th-century practice, perhaps particularly so in Italy, duelling was the object of a vivid contest, debating its legitimacy and acceptability. Massa devotes this work to pointing... Learn More£750.00
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RUTILIO Bernardino. Iuris consultorum vitae, novissimè elimatae, & mendis non paucis, quibus scatebant, repurgatae.
Lyons : 1538Third edition of this pioneering work, one of the first in its genre. The Italian jurist and humanist Rutilio's series of biographies of lawyers was first published in Rome in 1536. Making judicious use of sources, it summarizes the lives and illuminates the endeavours of seventy-seven Roman jurists. It was appreciated throughout the century, enjoying... Learn More£250.00
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ZINCKEN, C. F. W. Rechtliche Wirthschaftssätze und Cautelen bey Contracten, Kaufen, Verkaufen, Verpachten und Verwalten öffentlicher oder Privatgüter,
Riga : 1772Scarce first edition of a legal guide for estate and land managers, written by the son of the German jurist Georg Zincke, with an introductory biography of his father at the beginning of the work. In a series of 305 paragraphs, the author explains all the legal ins and outs of contracts, obligations, buying, selling, brokering, etc. including advice... Learn More£500.00
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BENTHAM, Jeremy. Truth versus Ashhurst; or Law as it is, contrasted with what it is said to be. Written in December, 1792. And now first published.
London : 1823First edition. The text was also printed the same year by Carlile, with Bentham's name on the title and a short annoucement that the work was first printed (i.e. by Moses) "by order of Mr. Bentham for distribution among his friends", before Carlile asked whether the work might be made available for a wider audience and duly produced his own edition.
This... Learn More£225.00
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HOLDSWORTH, Sir William. A History of English Law.
London : 1966A complete set, including the rare index, of Holdsworth's legal history, with a pleasing provenance: the set was bound for Birmingham lawyer Gordon W. Quance, with his "Q" monogram gilt-stamped to the front cover of each volume.
A History of English Law is the life's work of William Holdsworth (1871-1944), who worked as a fellow of St. John's... Learn More£3,000.00
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MANTOVA BENAVIDES, Marco. Epitoma virorum illustrium qui vel scripserunt,
Padova : 1555First edition of over 200 biographical sketches of eminent ancient and medieval jurists. The author, a celebrated jurist, collector, patron and writer, 'was among a group of patrons who promoted a selfconsciously Romanizing style in Padua during the 1540s'. This series of biographical cameos stands as the essential textual complement (or substitute)... Learn More£900.00
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NEALE, Edward Vansittart. Feasts and Fasts:
London : 1845First edition, presentation copy, inscribed on the title page, "With the author's affectionate regards". Neale (1810-1892) was a barrister and Christian Socialist, who in this work offers an account of how religious observances have been enshrined in law over time.
The recipient, John Scott, 2nd Earl of Eldon (1805-1854), was the author's stepson;... Learn More£350.00
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DUCHESNE. Code de la police, ou analyse des reglemens de police; divisé en douze titres.
Paris : 1757One of two duodecimo editions published in 1757; WorldCat lists copies with the same title, date and imprint, with xlii, (6) and 485 pages, whereas our copy comprises the title, 390 pages, plus the leaf of approbation, with 3 leaves removed between the end of the text and the leaf of approbation, which together with the title page seems to be printed... Learn More£1,100.00
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PROUDHON, Pierre-Joseph. Qu'est-ce que la propriété?
Paris : 1841Second edition of the French anarchist philosopher's notorious thesis which caused a scandal by equating all property with theft. In the wake of the social turmoil caused by the economic decline in France in 1839-40 and the July Monarchy's lapse into a "religion of property", Pierre-Joseph Proudhon (1809-1865) argued thatunlike freedom and equalitythe... Learn More£2,750.00
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LASSALLE, Ferdinand. Das System der erworbenen Rechte.
Leipzig : 1861First edition of Lassalle's principal work, which Schumpeter describes as "a brilliant piece of legal sociology that dazzled many a professional jurist" (History of economic analysis, p. 454).
"It was Lassalle's great contribution to call into being the first political party of German workers, the Allgemeiner Deutscher Arbeitierverein, organized... Learn More£1,750.00
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BENTHAM, Jeremy. Justice and Codification Petitions:
London : 1829First edition, presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the title page, "To John Galletly Esq. Dundee. from Jeremy Bentham, Queen's Square Place, Westminster, 21 Dec 1829". Bentham dedicated the final years of his life to perfecting his theory of codification, with the hope that his petitions for administrative and legal reform would be passed... Learn More£4,250.00
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LEAGUE OF NATIONS. Covenant.
?Paris : 1919First and only printing of this original draft, docketed on the front wrapper by Louis L. Strauss, Herbert Hoover's assistant in Paris: "One of the first 100 copies of the original draft. Read by Woodrow Wilson at Paris, Feb. 1919". Library Hub locates just six copies of this draft: Peace Palace Library, Huntington, Princeton, Harvard Law School, Wellesley,... Learn More£7,500.00
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SAVIGNY, Friedrich Carl von. System des heutigen Römischen Rechts;
Berlin : 1840-49, 1851First edition of Savigny's massive workover 4000 pages longwhich demonstrated the great and living unity of much of the Roman law. His earlier writings, with their emphasis on the Volksgeist and their application of the historical method, had expressed his reaction, influenced by romanticism, against the natural law theories of the French Revolution... Learn More£3,000.00
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