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Domesday Book and Beyond, Three Essays in the Early History of..
1907. Important Study by Maitland in a Handsome Schoolprize Binding Maitland, Frederic William [1850-1906]. Domesday Book and Beyond: Three Essays in the Early History of England. Cambridge: At the University Press, 1907. xiii, [1], 527 pp. Contemporary extra-gilt signed morocco prize binding (by J. Low, London). Gilt fillets to boards, large gilt arms of the London Law Society to front, marbled endpapers, inside dentelles. Light rubbing to extremities, light fading to spine, boards slightly bowed. Presentation bookplate from the London Law Society (to Francis Raleigh Batt) to front pastedown, light toning to text. A handsome copy. $300. * Reprint of the first edition (1897). Beginning with an elaborate and careful commentary on the phraseology of Domesday. Maitland goes on to inquire afresh into the elements of feudalism in pre-Norman England. His third essay undertakes the history and extent of the hide. Widely considered the father of modern legal history, Maitland was an English jurist and historian best known for the History of English Law Before the Time of Edward I (1895), co-written with Sir Frederick Pollock, and for his role in the establishment of the Selden Society in 1887.
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