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Item #78955 Indian Statutory Commission, Volumes I-III, 3 vols. in 2 books. India, Simon Commission.
Indian Statutory Commission, Volumes I-III, 3 vols. in 2 books.
Indian Statutory Commission, Volumes I-III, 3 vols. in 2 books.
Indian Statutory Commission, Volumes I-III, 3 vols. in 2 books.
Indian Statutory Commission, Volumes I-III, 3 vols. in 2 books.

Indian Statutory Commission, Volumes I-III, 3 vols. in 2 books.

The Controversial Simon Commission [India]. [Simon Commission]. Report of the Indian Statutory Commission. Volume I-Survey. [With] Volume II. Recommendations. [And] Volume III: Reports of the Committees Appointed by the Provincial Legislative Councils to Co-Operate with the Indian Statutory Commission. London: Printed and Published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, 1930. Three volumes in two books. xxv, 409; x, 344; 611 pp. 4 maps in Volumes I and II, 3 of which are colored. Recent three-quarter morocco over cloth, raised bands and gilt titles and volume numbers to spines, cloth endpapers. Light rubbing to extremities, internally clean, small clean tears to maps, large clean tear to second map (of the "North-West Frontier Province") in Volume I. A handsome set. $250. * Also known as the Simon Commission after its chair Sir John Simon, the Indian Statutory Commission was a group of seven members of the British parliament tasked with assessing the impact of prior constitutional reforms in British India and making further proposals. Clement Atlee, then a Labour MP, served on the commission; as Prime Minister, he would oversee the Partition of India and the end of the British Raj in 1947. No Indians were appointed. The commission ultimately proposed a limited expansion of representative government in the provinces that would allow British governors to retain most of their existing power. Its report was published in two volumes with an additional 15 volumes of supplementary material.

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