1952 Edition of the Laws of Gilbert and Ellice Islands Colony [Gilbert and Ellice Islands]. Bryce, William Gordon, Editor. The Laws of Gilbert and Ellice Islands Colony. Containing the Ordinances and Subsidiary Legislation Thereunder Enacted on or Before the 1st Day of January, 1952, Together with Certain Orders of His Majesty in Council relating to the Colony. Revised Edition Prepared Under Statutory Authority. London: Printed by C.F. Roworth, 1952. xxxviii, 795. Two parts in one volume with continuous pagination. Original buckram, blind frames to boards, large gilt arms of Great Britain below and blind-stamped owner name "Colonial Office Library" to front boards, blind rules and red and black calf lettering pieces to spine, label reading "Deputy Legal Advisor," to foot of spine. Moderate shelfwear and siling, light toning to interior, small label stating the books have been treated with a "poisonous solution" to prevent the "ravages of insects" to front pastedown. $150. * Originally part of the British Solomon Islands, the Gilbert and Ellice Islands Colony existed from 1892 to 1976. Today, the Gilbert Islands are part of Kiribati and the Ellice Islands are Tuvalu. Bryce's was the first compilation of the colony's laws. Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 7:408.
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