An Important Work for the Study of Britain's Colonial System Clark, Charles [d. 1881]. A Summary of Colonial Law, The Practice of the Court of Appeals from the Plantations, And of the Laws and Their Administration in All the Colonies: With Charters of Justice, Orders in Council, &c. &c. &c. London: S. Sweet [et al.], 1834. viii, 746 pp. Octavo (8" x 5-1/2"). Later library cloth, red and black lettering pieces and paper location label to spine. Light soiling, some rubbing to lettering pieces, crack in text block between front free endpaper and title page, which is partially detached and lightly edgeworn. Some toning to text, light soiling and faint embossed library stamp to title page, two small library markings to verso. $450. * Only edition. This thorough treatise is an important resource for students of the legal organization of Britain's colonial system. It is also notable as one of the first books to discuss Australian law. "An invaluable legal work": Ragatz, A Guide for the Study of British Caribbean History, 1763-1834 377. Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 2:66.
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