Mar 27, 2014 - Sale 2342

Sale 2342 - Lot 4

Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,500
(SLAVERY AND ABOLITION--WEST INDIES.) PARLIAMENTARY ENQUIRIES. First Report of the Commission of Inquiry into the Administration of Criminal and Civil Justice in the West Indies, Barbadoes, Tobago, Grenada, (Dated the 16th Day of May, 1825.) 310 pages. Folio, calf-backed marbled paper-covered boards; spine with five raised bands, gilt rules with black morocco spine label, in the style of the period. Old institutional stamps with release. London, 1825

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A superbly detailed report on the structure of the legal system in place in these colonies, with explanations of the courts, forms of action and remedies, crimes, punishments, police forces, slave codes, manumission, reform measures, fees, tables of cases, and tables listing names and races of parties to the legal proceedings.