Signed by Peake Pasha, Creator of the Arab Legion

Seton, Claud Ramsay Wilmot (ed.). Legislation of Transjordan 1918-1930. Translated from the Arabic, including the Laws, Public Notices, Proclamations, Regulations, etc.

Transjordan, for the Government of Transjordan by the Crown Agents for the Colonies, [1931].

Large 8vo. VIII, 844 pp. Original buff buckram, leather labels to spine.


"The law of Transjordan is Turkish law as it existed on the 23rd of September, 1918, except in so far as it has been superseded or modified since that date. To indicate the extent to which it has been so superseded and modified is the purpose of this volume […]" (from the Compiler's Preface).

Seton was President of the District Court, Jaffa from 1920 to 1926, after which he took on the post of Judicial Adviser Transjordan, in which role he produced this digest. He was subsequently President of the District Court in Haifa, 1931-35, before moving on to become Puisne Judge, Jamaica. This was his sole publication.

This copy is unmarked as such, but is from the Library of Glubb Pasha, and is the Arab Legion Head Quarters copy, with ink stamp to the front pastedown and inscription, "Not to be taken from the Head Quarters of the Arab Legion" in Peake Pasha's hand, signed by him.

Endpapers lightly foxed, otherwise very good in the original buckram, labels a little rubbed and lifting at the corners.

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