The First Compilation of the Laws of St. Lucia [Saint Lucia]. Laws at Present in Force in the Island of St. Lucia. London: Printed by W. Clowes and Sons, 1853. vi, 388 pp. Octavo (9-1/2" x 6"). Contemporary calf with early rebacking, red and black lettering pieces and small paper location label to spine, upper lettering piece and endpapers renewed. Moderate rubbing to extremities, some scuffing and edgewear to boards, gilt red and black lettering pieces, light toning to text, internally clean. Ex-library. Old shelf label at head of spine, small embossed stamps to boards, inkstamps to title page. A solid copy of a scarce title. $450. * With index and side-notes. Saint Lucia was discovered by Columbus in 1502. The first group of colonists, from England, were massacred by the Caribs, but the French succeeded in colonizing the island in 1642. It passed between France and Great Britain a number of times and became a British possession in 1803. It became independent and joined the Commonwealth in 1979. As one would suspect, traces of French law remain in the island's legal system. OCLC locates 9 copies in North America. Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 7:341.
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