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Edward M. Archibald’s Digest of the Laws of Newfoundland (1847) Edited with Introduction and Notes by Christopher Curran (2019)



Published by newspaperman Henry Winton in 1847, Archibald’s Digest of the Laws of Newfoundland was a staple on Newfoundland judges and lawyers’ bookshelves for more than 100 years.  This reprint is a copy of an 1847 original bearing the signature of F.B.T. Carter, who served as Chief Justice of Newfoundland from 1880-1898. In addition to Archibald’s Notes and Comments on the 1824 Act and Royal Charter, Appendices 1 & 2 reproduce the August 1831 Report of the Judges of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland to His Majesty’s Government upon the Judicature Bill and the February 1832 Report of His Majesty’s Attorney General of Newfoundland on the Judicature Laws of that Colony, published here together for the first time.  Taken as a whole, the Reports and the Digest provide an insightful account of the development of the law in Newfoundland and Labrador during the early 19th century, the issues arising in respect thereof as identified by Judges and practitioners and proposed fixes.

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Weight .65 kg
Dimensions 22 × 18 × 2 cm