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DICTIONARY OF THE NORMAN OR OLD FRENCH LANGUAGE; COLLECTED FROM SUCH ACTS OF PARLIAMENT, PARLIAMENT ROLLS, JOURNALS, ACTS OF STATE, RECORDS, LAW BOOKS, ANCIENT...


Item #: 62341
Published: OE; Printed for Edward Brooke; Reprinted in 2007.

Subjects: DICTIONARIES, FRENCH LAW

This pioneering work was not superseded until the twentiethcentury, and it helped to initiate serious inquiry intoearly English law texts. Joseph Story used it when hestudied the Year Books. In 1843 it was reprinted andappended to Bouvier's Law Dictionary. The second partcontaining the laws of William the Conqueror is printed inthree columns containing the text in Norman, Latintranslations by a Dr. Wilkins and English translations byKelham. "Though far from complete, it is the best work ofthe kind": Marvin, Legal Bibliography (1847) 435.Reprinted by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.Distributed by William S. Hein & Co., Inc.

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