The Grounds for Divorce in Hindu and English Law (Signed copy)
Inscribed by the author for E P Skone-James
First edition. Hardback in dustwrapper. 22 × 14.5cm, viii + 298pp.
Inscribed and dedicated by the author to the title page, "To, Mr E P Skone-James, The Hon'ble Master of the Bench of Middle Temple, with the compliments of the author." Edmund Purcell Skone-James was a prominent legal author of the twentieth century.
"This study traces the growth of the concept of divorce through the Dharmasastra, custom, case-law and legislation with special reference to the interpretation of the relevant provisions under the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955, pointing out how law has influenced society and vice versa. The work is comparative and presents a picture of the role played by English judicial precedent in Hindu law. For the legal profession as well as the students of modern comparative law this book should prove a valuable compact study".
The book itself is in good sound condition, the dustwrapper has slight loss along the top edge and is a bit chipped to the folds.