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MAINE, SIR HENRY SUMNER,
The Early History of Institutions.
Murray. 1890. New Edition. London, John Murray, 1890; VIII, [ii], 412 pp.; contemporary prize binding of blue morocco, spine richly gilt in compartments with raised bands, gilt border and roundel with the arms of the Law Society on boards, inner gilt dentelles, marbled endpapers, presentation plate on front fixed endpaper; minimally rubbed at extremities. The study pays particular attention ancient Irish law - "Brehon Law", its technicalities and importance, with chapters on "Kinship as the basis of Society", "The Tribe and the Land", "The Chief and his Order" "the Chief and the Land" etc. iA very good copy, presented by the Law Society as an honorary distinction to William Frederick Taylor Morgan for achieving third place in the First Class of the Honours Examination. It records that his clerkship had been at the London firm of Ellis, Munday and Clarke. The rear paste-down bears the minute ticket of the Society's usual choice of binder, J.Low of Chancery Lane.
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Book number: IS002122
GBP 45.00 [Appr.: EURO 49.5 US$ 58.4 | JP¥ 6150]
Catalogue: Anthropology
Keywords: Ianweb Jurisprudence Law Books Anthropology Ancient Ireland Legal History Sociology Social History Prize Bindings

 
POWERS, STEPHEN,
Tribes of California
0. 1877. [Department of the Interior. U.S.Geographical and Geological Survey of the Rocky Mountain Region. J.W.Powell in charge. Contributions to North American Ethnology. Volume III]. Washington, 1877; 4to; [iv], 3, [i], 635 pp. with frontispiece, plates, and folding, colour-printed map in pocket inside rear board, boards dull and a little scratched, edges and extremities rubbed and worn, very short split in cloth of rear joint, base of spine and corners frayed, inner hinge split but firm. The scarce original edition. Most of the deficiences described in its outward condition arise from the book's size and weight. With a contemporary entry on the front blank from an Albert Seissel to Professor C.Schoenborn, dated New York, Oct. 10 [18]81. PLEASE NOTE BOOK IS RATHER HEAVY, The book weighs 3.5 KG when wrapped.
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Book number: IS00737
GBP 65.00 [Appr.: EURO 71.25 US$ 84.36 | JP¥ 8883]
Catalogue: Anthropology
Keywords: Ianweb American Ethnology Anthropology Travel West Coast California Native Americans Antiquarian Rare Exploration Tattooing

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