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LE MESURIER, CECIL JOHN REGINALD & PA'NABOKKE, TIKIRI BANDARA SNR.: - N’ti-Nighanduva; or, The Vocabulary of Law. As it existed in the last days of the Kandyan kingdom. Colombo, William Henry Herbert, 1880.

. Tall 8vo. Pp. xxxix, 120. Interleaved copy. With some annotations. Contemporary half calf, rubbed, spine with red title label and initials F.A.H. in gilt at foot of spine. N’ti-Nighanduva is compiled from the archives of the Court of Kandy and is mainly concerned about laws of marriage and inheritance. Pânabokke Banda, president of Dumbara estate, acquired a copy of the original manuscript, had it transcribed and made a rough translation. In 1876 Le Mesurier got his hands on the ms, retranslated it and recasted it into its present form. The kingdom of Kandy was an independent monarchy in the central portion of the island Ceylon. It was founded in the late 15th century and absorbed into the British empire in 1815. Provenance: Frederic Austin Hayley with his bookplate on front pastedown. Author of " A treatise of the laws and customs of the Sinhalese" Colombo 1823.
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