A Leading British Statesman Discusses Extradition Treaties Lewis, Sir George Cornewall [1806-1863]. On Foreign Jurisdiction and the Extradition of Criminals. London: John W. Parker and Son, 1859. 78 pp. Octavo (8-3/4" x 5-1/2"). Stab-stitched pamphlet in self-wrappers, wrappers carefully reattached with added tissue at spine, most signatures unopened. Light toning and soiling to wrappers, mended horizontal tear across front joint not affecting text, front wrapper lightly edgeworn and neatly mended at fore-edge. Moderate toning to interior, small clean tear to fore-edge of leaf B5 (pp. 9-10) not affecting text, ink library stamp to p. 33 affecting text without loss to legibility. $350. * Only edition. Cornewall was a British politician and statesman best known for advocating neutrality in the American Civil War against the wishes of other cabinet members who hoped to intervene for the South. In this work, he discusses extradition treaties in light of the recent trial and sensational acquittal of French national Simon Francois Bernard in an English court. Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 2:215.
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