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Published by N. M. Peryer in Christchurch, N.Z .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Insanity -- Jurisprudence

Book details:

Edition Notes

Statementby H. Jenner Wily and K. R. Stallworthy.
ContributionsStallworthy, K. R., joint author.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsLAW
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 543 p.
Number of Pages543
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5928529M
LC Control Number64051610
OCLC/WorldCa3067149

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