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A description of the close rolls of the Tower of London with an account of the early courts of law and equity, and various historical illustrations by Thomas Duffus Hardy

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Published by Printed by G. Eyre and A. Spottiswoode in London .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Sources,
  • Archives,
  • Courts,
  • History

Book details:

Edition Notes

Printed for private circulation.

Statementby Thomas Duffus Hardy
ContributionsTower of London (London, England)
Classifications
LC ClassificationsCD1043 A3 1833
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 191 p.
Number of Pages191
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24871428M
LC Control Number09032435
OCLC/WorldCa22644835

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