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Published by Royal Colonial Institute in London .
Written in English


  • Money -- Great Britain -- Colonies.

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Edition Notes

Statementby Lesley C. Probyn.
SeriesCommon law abroad -- no. 421
ContributionsRoyal Colonial Institute (Great Britain).
The Physical Object
Paginationp. 117-150
Number of Pages150
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19186954M

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