Includes bibliographical references.
|Statement||by Ivan C. Rand.|
|Series||The Oliver Wendell Holmes lectures,, 1960, Harvard Law School. Occasional pamphlet no. 2, Occasional pamphlet (Harvard Law School) ;, no. 2.|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||iii, 33 p.|
|Number of Pages||33|
|LC Control Number||75303708|
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