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PUBUSHER's NOTE - Albert Venn Dicey, Introduction to the Study of the Law of the Constitution (LF ed.) 
Introduction to the Study of the Law of the Constitution, ed. Roger E. Michener (Indianapolis: Liberty Fund 1982).
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AV Dicey's Introduction to the Study of the Law of the Constitution was first published in 1885 in London by Macmillan and Co. New editions were issued by the same publisher in 1886, 1889,1893,1897, 1902, and 1908. In each of these editions, Dicey attempted to reflect such constitutional changes as he believed had occurred since the previous edition.
When he prepared an eighth edition in 1914 (the eighth edition was published in 1915, but Dicey dated his preface in 1914), Dicey left the text as it had been in the seventh edition of 1908 but added a long introduction in which he discussed both actual changes in the British Constitution and various changes that were then under discussion.
In 1939, a ninth edition was prepared under the editorship of E. C. S. Wade. In this edition, a long introduction by Wade was substituted for Dicey's introduction to the eighth edition, and Dicey's appendix was omitted in favor of one by Wade. This edition was reprinted several times.
This Liberty Classics edition is based on the eighth edition, published in 1915, since this was the last edition that Dicey himself prepared.