Translated from the Vivādārṇavasetu, a digest of Hindu law in 21 sections (taraṅga) compiled for Warren Hastings by the pandits: Bāneśvara, Kṙipārāma, Rāma Gopāla, Krishaj̄wana, Vireśvara, Krishṇacandra, Gavrikānta, Kāliśaṅkara, Syāmasundara, Krishnakeśava and Sĭtărāma. 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].
lxxiv, 61 page, 1 unnumbered page, 322 pages, VIII leaves of plates : facsimiles ; 28 cm (quarto)
Signatures: [A]² B-S² T¹ ²[A]² B-5D². Plates follow pages xxiv (2), xxvi, xxx, xxxii (2), xl, and xliv. Head- and tailpieces. "Names of the Brahmins who compiled this work": page 6 (first arabic series). "Glossary of such Shàscrit [sic], Persian and Bengal words, as occur in this work": pages 7-23 (first arabic series). "Names of authors quoted in this compilation": page 25 (first arabic series). "A list of the books from whence this pootee was compiled ... ": pages 26-28 (first arabic series).
Binding: old half calf, gold-tooled and -stamped on back, with marbled paper over boards, title label, and red page-edges; covers detached and taped; bound upside down; in library case. Originally classed as: K391.I53 1776.
KNS125 .V58 1776
London : [publisher not identified], printed in the year MDCCLXXVI .