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book #79027

Author:      Greene, Asa
Title:       The Debtor's Prison: A Tale of a Revolutionary Soldier. To Which
             Are Added, Remarks on Imprisonment for Debt, by Doctor Johnson.
             Wright 842
Publisher:   Bliss, Wadsworth & Co., New York, 1835.
Description: The uncommon, fictional polemic of Greene, defending New York's
             1832 law abolishing imprisonment for debt (but under threat of
             repeal), backed up by Samuel Johnson whose similar views appeared
             in 1758 in The Idler; no copy in a law library in OCLC
Condition:   Original green pebbled cloth, light foxing and browning, but a
             good sound copy; with the frontispiece of New-York's Old Debtor's
Book No.:     W-79027                Price: $     450.00
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