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Published by Clarendon press in Oxford .
Written in English


  • Montesquieu, Charles de Secondat, baron de, 1689-1755.

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Edition Notes

Delivered in the Sheldonian theatre, Oxford, June 4, 1904.

Statementby Sir Courtenay Ilbert
SeriesThe Romanes lecture, 1904, Romanes lecture -- 1904
LC ClassificationsPQ2012 .I5
The Physical Object
Pagination46 p., 1 £.
Number of Pages46
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24171652M
LC Control Number05011831

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