A distinguished lawyer’s observations on the organisation of communities in India compared with those in the west.


Maine, Sir Henry Sumner, K.C.S.I., LL.D., F.R.S.: Village Communities in the East and West. Six Lectures delivered at Oxford. 5th Edition to which are added other lectures and essays. John Murray [London] 8vo.

xii, 413pp. Contemporary Rosssall School armorial binding in full blue leather gilt with the public school’s badges to boards, minor rubbing and a littl damage to top right upper corner, all edges gilt, no previous ownership markings or prize labels, contents very clean with just a small mark to the title page under Maine’s name. The book was first printed in 1871. jul18/9

Sir Henry James Sumner Maine [1822-1888] was a distinguished academic lawyer/After serving as Professor of Civil Law at Cambridge 1847-54, in 1862 he became Legal Member of the Supreme Council in India, Vice-Chancellor of Calcutta University.

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