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book #79027
Greene, Asa
The Debtor's Prison: A Tale of a Revolutionary Soldier. To Which Are Added, Remarks on Imprisonment for Debt, by Doctor Johnson. Wright 842
Bliss, Wadsworth & Co., New York, 1835.
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
Original green pebbled cloth, light foxing and browning, but a good sound copy; with the frontispiece of New-York's Old Debtor's Prison
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$ 450.00
prisons, bankruptcy, Law and Literature, New York

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