Legal research in California by Benjamin D. Frantz

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Published by B.D. Frantz in [S.l.] .

Written in English

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  • Legal research -- California.

Edition Notes

Includes indexes.

Book details

StatementBenjamin D. Frantz.
LC ClassificationsKFC74 .F7 1982
The Physical Object
Paginationiii, 344 p. ;
Number of Pages344
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3115974M
LC Control Number82225124

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