The Final Compilation of the Laws of the Gold Coast [Gold Coast]. McElwaine, Sir Percy Alexander, Editor. The Laws of the Gold Coast. Containing the Ordinances of the Gold Coast, The Gold Coast Colony, Ashanti, The Northern Territories, And Togoland Under United Kingdom Trusteeship Enacted On or Before the 31st Day of December, 1951. Revised Edition. London: Printed by C.F. Roworth, 1954. Five volumes. Complete set. Original buckram, blind frames to boards, large gilt arms of Great Britain to front boards, blind rules and red and black lettering pieces to spines. Moderate shelfwear and soiling, a few small holes to spine of Volume II, faint dampstaining to edges of text blocks of Volumes IV and V, interiors not affected. Light toning to interiors, front hinge of Volume I cracked, library stamp to preliminaries and rear endleaves, small label stating the books have been treated with a "poisonous solution" to prevent the "ravages of insects" to front pastedown of each volume. $450. * In 1821 Great Britain assumed control of the European settlements on the Gold Coast. Through a series of wars with local tribes with extensive land holdings, most notably the Akan and Asanti (Ashanti), the colony enlarged its borders during the 1860s and 70s. The Gold Coast Colony became Ghana when it became independent in 1957. McElwaine's complation was updated with supplement volumes in 1955 and 1956. Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 7:166.
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