The Concept of Law
Oxford: At the Clarendon Press, 1961. First edition. Hardcover. 8vo. , viii-x, , 2-263,  pp. Navy blue cloth with gold lettering on the spine. Price of 21s. net on the front flap of the dust jacket. Slater 429; Honderich (J. M. Finnis), 334. Hart is widely recognized as one of the preeminent legal philosophers of the 20th century. In this, his best-known book, he explores foundational questions like what gives a law its proper authority, how legal obligation relates to moral obligation, to what extent laws are made up of social "rules", how justice differs from morality, etc. Hart develops a new analysis of legal validity, sovereignty, legal positivism, and natural law. An attractive copy of this extraordinarily influential book, a cornerstone work in legal philosophy. Near Fine / Very Good. Item #000010519
A Near Fine book with a name on the front flyleaf; jacket shows minor chipping to the spine panel and some toning.