Shanghai: its Mixed Court and Council. Material Relating to the History of the Shanghai Municipal Council and the History, Practice and Statistics of the International Mixed Court. Chinese Modern Law and Shanghai Municipal Land Regulations and Bye-laws Governing the Life of the Settlement - A. M. Kotenev 1925 - North-China Daily News &, Shanghai - First Edition A rare first edition of the most detailed work on Shanghai’s Municipal Council and Mixed Court from 1842 to 1924, the year before its demise.

Contents: Rules for the Mixed court, 1869. Rules of procedure of the International mixed court, 1914 and 1919, supplemented with provisions on general principles of the modern procedural laws of China, 1921. The provisional Criminal code of the republic of China. The provisional Criminal code amendment act.--The revised draft of the law on offences relating to morphine. The Chinese Supreme court decisions (1923). Rules for application of foreign laws (1921). Regulations relating to commerce. Copyright, 1916. The Law of publication, 1914. Rules of the Court of consuls. Land regulations and bye-laws for the Foreign settlement of Shanghai.
  Kotenev was born to Russian noble family in Kostroma. He trained for a military career at Elizabethgrad Cavalry College and served as an officer in the Cossack Cavalry. He was wounded in the Russo-Japanese war in 1904 and received the Order of Saint George for his bravery. As Russia fell to the communists, he escaped with his family to China and served with the British Colonial Service in Shanghai. He was a noted lecturer and author of several books on the history and politics of China.

Reference: Thomas B. Stephens,
Order and Discipline in China: The Shanghai Mixed Court 1911-1927, 100-103.

Quarto (book size 25.6x18.5cm), pp. xxvi [2] 588. With errata printed to rear free endpaper, and tipped-in ‘Note’ at page 288. In the publisher’s binding of burgundy cloth, spine lettered and ruled in gilt, all edges trimmed.
  Condition: Very good, cloth clean and gilt sharp, light rubbing to corners and spine ends, internally clean apart from damp stains to top corners, not affecting text.   Ref: 111586   Price: HK$ 5,000