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Item #68756 Remarks on Military Law and the Punishment of Flogging, London, 1837. Sir Charles James Napier.
Remarks on Military Law and the Punishment of Flogging, London, 1837.

Remarks on Military Law and the Punishment of Flogging, London, 1837.

A Distinguished British General Considers the Role of Flogging in Military Law Napier, Sir Charles James [1782-1853]. Remarks on Military Law and the Punishment of Flogging. London: T. & W. Boone, 1837. [iv], xii, 276 pp. Octavo (8-1/4" x 5-1/4"). Later library cloth, red and black calf lettering pieces and paper location label to spine. Light soiling and a few minor stains, some rubbing to edges of lettering pieces, corners bumped. Moderate toning to text, faint embossed library stamp to title page, library marks to verso. $250. * Only edition. Sir Charles James Napier played a legendary role as military commander in the pacification of India. The present work was written upon his return from service in Cephalonia, then under British control, where Napier formed a strong relationship with Byron, and became a strong advocate of reform. It is a somewhat conservative but balanced treatment that insists on the necessary differences between social and military law and the absolute importance of keeping them separate, both in Parliament and on the streets. Napier accepts harsh procedure in war, but abhors it in civilian circumstances. At the same time he criticizes many aspects of military law, showing particular concern for better treatment of the private soldier. His humanitarian, indeed democratic, instincts are even more in evidence in his compassion for the lives of ordinary soldiers and their families. British Museum Catalogue (Compact Edition) 18:256.

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