Legal Glimpses of "Oriental" Life Perry, Sir Erskine [1806-1882], Compiler. Cases Illustrative of Oriental Life, And the Application of English Law to India, Decided in H.M. Supreme Court at Bombay. London: S. Sweet, 1853. xv, 602 pp. Octavo (9" x 6"). Later buckram, red and black lettering pieces to spine. Some soiling and moderate shelfwear with some wear to front joint and minor chipping to lettering pieces, internally clean. Ex-library. Location and label to spine, bookplate to front pastedown, stamps title page, annotations to its verso, another stamp to rear pastedown. A solid copy. $150. * Only edition. A selection of cases from 1842-52 by a judge of the Bombay Presidency. Perry's cases aim to illustrate aspects of India's "national character." Catalogue of the Library of the Harvard Law School (1909) II:333.
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