East, Sir Edward Hyde. A Treatise of the Pleas of the Crown. Originally published: London: Printed by A. Strahan for J. Butterworth and J. Cooke, 1803. 2 Vols. lxiv, 480; , 481-1126 pp. Reprinted 2004, 2016 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 9781584773849; ISBN-10: 1584773847. Hardcover. New. $95. * Reprint of the first edition. East's Pleas is one of the classics of English criminal law. It is still a standard work. "The author spent about fifteen years in preparing [it]. He had access to private collections of cases, and his treatise is a result of a most thorough examination and sifting of all English Crown law writers to the time of publication. It is written in a clear, concise style...": Marvin, Legal Bibliography (1847) 286. SIR EDWARD HYDE EAST, 1st Baronet (1764-1847) was a British member of parliament, legal writer, and judge in India. He served as chief justice of Calcutta from 1813 to 1822. Before he left England he was knighted by the prince regent. While in India he promoted education, and was a chief supporter of the Hindoo College. On his return to England East was made a baronet. He represented Winchester in parliament, 1823-1831, was sworn of the privy council, and appointed a member of the judicial committee of that body, in order to assist in the disposal of Indian appeals. He was also chosen a bencher of the Inner Temple and a fellow of the Royal Society. He was well-known for his Term Reports (the first law reports published regularly at the end of each term, 1801, 1814, 1817).
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