Translated from the Vivādārṇavasetu, a digest of Hindu law in 21 sections (taraṅga) compiled for Warren Hastings by the paṇḍits: Bāṇeśvara, Kṛipārāma, Rāma Gopāla, Kṛishṇajīvana, Vīreśvara, Kṛīshṇacandra, Guarīkānta, Kālīśaṅkaṙa, Ṡyāmasundara, Kṛishṇakeśava and Sītārāma. cf. Eggeling. Cat. of Sanskrit mss. in Library of the India office, pt. III, 1891, p. 458, no. 1506. English translation by Nathaniel Brassey Halhed. Cf. page [iii].
cxx, 285 pages, 3 unnumbered pages, VIII leaves of plates (some folded) : facsimiles ; 22 cm (octavo)
Signatures: a-p⁴ A-NN⁴ (last leaf blank). Plates follow pages xxii, xxiv, xxvi, xxviii, xxxii (2), xxxviii, and xlii. "Names of the Brahmins who compiled this work": page lxxvi. "Glossary of such Shānscrit, Persian, and Bengal words, as occur in this work": pages lxxvii-lxxxvii. "Names of authors quoted in this compilation": page lxxxix. "A list of the books from which this pootee was compiled": pages xc-xci.
Binding: copy 1: contemporary calf, with brown tape over spine; copy 2: contemporary calf, gold-tooled and -stamped on back, with title label; front cover, binder's leaves, and title page detached; in library case. Copy 2 lacks final blank. Originally classed as: K391.I53 1777.
Provenance (copy 2): Faculty of Procurators in Glasgow (gilt-stamped on front cover).
KNS125 .V58 1777
London : [publisher not identified], printed in the year MDCCLXXVII .