Compiled Laws of Antigua in Force in 1865 [Antigua]. The Laws of Antigua: Consisting of the Acts of the Leeward Islands in Force in Antigua and the Acts of Antigua from 20 Car. 2., 1668, to 28 Vict., 1864, With Table of Acts, Index of Subject Matter, And Alphabetical Index. By Authority. London: Printed by George E. Eyre and William Spottiswoode, 1865. xxxi, 859 pp. Octavo (11" x 7-1/4"). Later library cloth, red and black calf lettering pieces to spine, endpapers added. Light shelfwear and soiling, moderate toning to text, light soiling, light edgewear and a few minor chips and tears to preliminaries, early owner signature and library stamp to title page, library marks to its verso, embossed institution stamp to preliminaries and a few other leaves. $1,500. * This is one of two retrospective compilations of Antigua's laws published during the nineteenth century. The first of these was issued in 1805. The 1865 compilation offers a view of Antigua during the early decades of its post-slavery plantation era. OCLC locates 16 copies, 8 in North America, 4 in law libraries (Columbia, LA County, University of Michigan, Yale). Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 7:314.
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