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Why Rare Books in a Modern Law Library?

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  28 February 2019

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There are several ways to define what is meant by a rare book:

• It can be rare because of its unique provenence. With help of exlibris, signatures or other annotations you can identify the owner or owners of the book. The owner may make the book rare.

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Copyright © 1996 by the International Association of Law Libraries 

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1 Wijffels, Alain, Law Books in Cambridge Libraries, 1500-1640.Google Scholar

Transactions of the Cambridge Bibliographical Society, vol. X, pt. 3, 1993. Pp. 359 ff.Google Scholar

2 Ballantyne, G.H., The Signet Library; Edinburgh and its Librarians 1722-1972. Scottish Library Association, Glasgow 1979. Iain Gordon Brown, Building for Books: The Architectural Evolution of the Advocate's Library 1689-1925. Aberdeen University Press, 1989.Google Scholar

3 Merryman, John Henry, The Civil Law Tradition: An Introduction to the Legal systems of Western Europe and Latin America. Stanford University Press, 1984. Pp. 34. Pierre Legrand, European Legal Systems are not Converging. In: International and Comparative Law Quarterly, 1996, Pp. 53.Google Scholar

4 Europäische Rechtsgeschichte I&II. Antiquarian catalog from Sauer & Auvermann, Taunus 1974.Google Scholar

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