* Reprint of the second, revised edition. One of the principal studies of the eminent legal scholar, it is a key work for students of the Domesday book, early court rolls, extents and plea rolls. Vinogradoff [1854-1925] sketches the nature of land law in the generations before Domesday, then considers the growth of the law during the feudal period. In a review of the first edition in the Law Quarterly Review, W. Pailey Baildon observed that scholars will read this book with "pleasure and advantage.": Law Quarterly Review 21:300 cited in Marke, A Catalogue of the Law Collection at New York University (1953) 148.