London: Parbury, Allen, 1834.
First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good- with no dust jacket. Item #BOOKS001920I
Respined, edgewear, tone, owner's signature. Solid hardcover. ; Half leather binding with marbled paper board, respined with original red label laid on. Bookseller's label on fep. Prior owner's signature on flyleaf and title page. Subtitle: with chapters on inquests, courts of requests, three trials, arson, larceny, and murder, with full evidence, rules of evidence, and other useful matter and tables. In his dedication "To the Officers of the Army of India", Captain Hough of the 48th Bengal Native Infantry and Deputy Judge Advocate General, thanks the 500 brother officers who subscribed for copies. Although he is also the author of Practice of Courts-Martial (1825), he notes that "The work is new of its kind. The Chapters on Inquests and Courts of Request have never appeared in any similar work. There are no works extant, I believe, on the subjects; except "Hutton" on Courts of Request, a similar work almost out of print. Cases decided both in England and in India may be esteemed by the Army as Precedents: - the cases of Arson, Larceny, and Murder, with full evidence, may also be useful." Published in Calcutta by Thacker and London by Parbury, Allen. An uncommon book, and an important legal reference work for the Victorian-era British and Indian Armies.; 350 pages.
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