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Title:       An Act for the Setling of the Postage of England, Scotland and
             Ireland. At the Parliament begun at Westminster the 17th Day of
             September, Anno Domini 1656. Wing E1124. Folio
Publisher:   Printed by Henry Hills and John Field [etc.], London, 1657.
Description: The fundamental act passed by the Second Protectorate Parliament
             (which included Scottish and Irish MP's) extending the reach of
             the post office to Scotland and Ireland, to be re-enacted on
             similar terms in 1660 following the Restoration
Condition:   Original ?self-wraps, disbound, some browning, the inner margin a
             bit chipped, else quite usable, title + 8 pages; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78384                Price: $    1350.00
Category:    Post Office, Acts
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Author:      Cumming, Sir John
Title:       A Contribution Towards a Bibliography Dealing with Crime and
             Cognate Subjects. Third Edition
Publisher:   Receiver for the Metropolitan Police District, New Scotland Yard,
             London, 1935.
Description: The third edition of a work first published in 1914, covering a
             fifty year period, arranged by subject with cross-indexes by
             author, geography and subject, emphasising England and the
             Commonwealth
Condition:   Original limp wraps, interleaved, showing wear; a usable copy
Book No.:    W-20498                Price: $      45.00
Category:    Bibliography, criminal law
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Title:       A Letter to the Hon. Fox Maule, M.P. Chairman of the Committee of
             the House of Commons, Appointed to Enquire into the Administration
             of the Law of Scotland, on Some Points Connected with the Subject
             of that Enquiry
Publisher:   Sold by Adam & Charles Black. Printed by Forrester & Ruthven,
             Edinburgh, 1840.
Description: A rare, able and thorough critique, and a principal source relied
             upon in modern scholarship on mid-19th century judicial reform
             efforts in Scotland [see Philippson, The Scottish Whigs and the
             Reform of The Court of Session 1785-1830 pp. 167-70]
Condition:   Original ?self-wraps, disbound, the title dusty and partly
             detached, a usable copy only, 51 pages; two copies in COPAC, three
             in OCLC, one in Scotland
Book No.:    W-78392                Price: $     250.00
Category:    SCOTLAND, legal reform
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Title:       Observations on the Laws of Election of Members of Parliament
Publisher:   N.p., Edinburgh, 1792.
Description: A rare tract comparing the respective democratic natures of the
             English and Scots Parliaments (to the decided advantage of the
             latter) and their historic development, and persuasively arguing
             against two proposed bills limiting the voting franchise
Condition:   Modern patterned brown cloth, gilt, a very good copy; two copies
             in ESTC, neither in this country
Book No.:    W-72824                Price: $     350.00
Category:    law of elections, SCOTLAND
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Author:      Adam, Hargrave L.
Title:       The Police Encyclopaedia. With a Preface by Sir Robert Anderson,
             K.C.B., L.L.D., Late Chief of the Criminal Investigation
             Department, New Scotland Yard. Eight Volumes [complete]
Publisher:   The Waverley Book Company, Ltd. 7-8, Old Bailey, E.C., London,
             1910?].
Description: A work containing "a mass of information about the origin, growth
             and present organization of our British Police Forces [written]
             with a literary freshness" and extensively illustrated, each
             volume with two dozen or more plates
Condition:   Original light-blue cloth, gilt, somewhat worn and some volumes
             spotted, else a good usable set
Book No.:    W-91426                Price: $     450.00
Category:    Police
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Title:       Printed Books, Law Books, Maps, Atlases and Postcards, to be sold
             by auction Wednesday 7th December 1994 [etc.]
Publisher:   Phillips Scotland, Glasgow, 1994.
Description: Thirteen law lots (lots 174 to 186, closing the sale), almost
             exclusively long runs of Scottish law, well over 100 volumes in
             several instances, primarily twentieth century, but with
             nineteenth century works as well, from 1821
Condition:   Original blue printed stapled wraps, 186 lots and 18 pages, a very
             good copy
Book No.:    W-74450                Price: $      25.00
Category:    Dealer & Auction Catalogues, SCOTLAND
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Author:      Bell, Robert
Title:       Report of a Case of Legitimacy, Under a Putative Marriage, Tried
             before the Second Division of the Court of Session in February
             1811
Publisher:   Printed for Bell & Bradfute . . . and Butterworth & Son,
             Edinburgh, 1825.
Description: A rare case in which an heiress married privately while underage,
             years later marrying again to an unknowing second husband, their
             sole child challenged as illegitimate; with the arguments of
             counsel (including Francis Jeffrey) reproduced at length
Condition:   Modern cloth, crimson morocco label, gilt, ex-library, some
             browning and foxing, else a good untrimmed copy
Book No.:    W-74457                Price: $     250.00
Category:    SCOTLAND, marriage
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Author:      Elchies, Patrick Grant, Lord
Title:       Decisions of the Court of Session, From the Year 1733 to the Year
             1754, Collected and Digested into the Form of a Dictionary, By
             Patrick Grant of Elchies, Esq. . . . Edited from the Original
             Manuscript by William Maxwell Morison [etc.]. Two Volumes
Publisher:   Printed for the Editor, Edinburgh, 1813.
Description: The reissue of the decisions undertaken by "the best reporter of
             Scotch decisions", with the reports found in the first volume
             complemented by Lord Elchies' notes contained in the second, this
             edition also forming part of Morison's great Dictionary
Condition:   ?Later 3/4 calf over cloth boards, contrasting crimson and black
             morocco labels, gilt, somewhat rubbed, but a good usable set
Book No.:    W-72853                Price: $     250.00
Category:    SCOTLAND, reports of cases
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Title:       Sweet and Maxwell's Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth
             of Nations. Seven Volumes [complete]
Publisher:   John Rees, London, 1989-91.
Description: Still the pre-eminent legal bibliography of the English-speaking
             world and the former British Empire, excluding only this country
             post-Independence, with individual volumes devoted to Ireland and
             Scotland; each volume also available separately
Condition:
Book No.:    W-69929                Price: $     350.00
Category:    Bibliography, roman law, SCOTLAND, English Commonwealth, IRELAND, CANADA
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Author:
Title:       The Lawes and Actes of Parliament, Maid be King James the First
             [1424], and His Successours Kinges of Scotland [with] The XVI
             [through the XXIII] Parliament[s] of King James the Sext [with]
             The Acts Made in the First Parliament of [King] Charles [1633]
             etc.
Publisher:   Imprented be Robert Walde-grave [imprints vary], Edinburgh, 1597-
             1633.
Description: The legislative record of the Scots parliament for over two
             centuries, included in which is the first Scots law dictionary
             ("De verborum significatione") together with one further act; one
             title page and two leaves lacking, else complete
Condition:   Later mottled calf, elaborately gilt, rebacked, marbled endpapers,
             red edges, a very good clean copy, with the bookplate of the
             Marquis of Lothian
Book No.:    W-76072                Price: $    2500.00
Category:    SCOTLAND, Acts
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Author:      Duncan (ed.), Archibald
Title:       The Acts of Robert I, 1306-1329
Publisher:   Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh, 1988.
Description: Volume 5 in the series Regesta Regum Scottorum, the definitive
             edition of the Acts of the Sovereigns of Scotland between 1153 and
             1424
Condition:
Book No.:    W-42022                Price: $     130.00
Category:    14TH CENTURY, Acts, SCOTLAND
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Author:      Stuart, John (ed.)
Title:       Records of the Priory of the Isle of May
Publisher:   Printed for the Society [of Antiquaries of Scotland] by R. Clark,
             Edinburgh, 1868.
Description: An exceptionally well edited account of the early religious
             presence on the Isle of May, located in the firth of Forth on
             Scotland's east coast, founded by King David of Scotland in the
             late 12th century; with several impressive facsimiles
Condition:   Original cloth, quite rubbed, but sound
Book No.:    W-42030                Price: $     125.00
Category:    law and sociology, Ecclesiastical Law
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Author:
Title:       The Acts Made in the First Parliament of Our Most High and Dread
             Soveraigne Charles [I] [through] Acts Done and past in the Third
             Session Of the second Triennall Parliament Of . . . Charles the II
             [etc.]. Eight Works in One Volume. Folio
Publisher:   Printed by Robert Young [etc.] [imprints vary], Edinburgh, 1633-
             49.
Description: An unbroken record of the Scots Parliament during the two decades
             leading up to the Protectorate, once the copy of Sir James Hope,
             Lord Hopetoun, the lawyer and political radical who became the
             sole Scot to serve on Cromwell's Council of State
Condition:   Contemporary unlettered calf, the front joint cracking but
             holding, some browning; the Hopetoun copy with his bookplate on
             the front pastedown
Book No.:    W-76407                Price: $    1200.00
Category:    Acts, SCOTLAND
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Author:      Chambers, William
Title:       An Address on the Assimilation of the Laws of England and Scotland
             [etc.]
Publisher:   Imprinted by John Greig & Son, Old Physic Gardens, Edinburgh,
             1862.
Description:
Condition:   Modern wraps, crimson morocco label, serviceable; 24 pages
Book No.:    W-57843                Price: $     125.00
Category:    SCOTLAND, Comparative Law
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Author:      Hope, Thomas
Title:       Practical Observations Upon divers titles of the Law of Scotland,
             Commonly called Hope's Minor Practicks . . . To which is
             subjoined, An Account of all the Religious Houses that were in
             Scotland at the Time of the Reformation [etc.]
Publisher:   Printed: And Sold by A. Davidson in the Parliament-house [etc.],
             Edinburgh, 1734.
Description: The rarer early edition of one of Hope's two "historically
             significant writings [and] the first narrative text on some topics
             of Scots law", extensively glossed; with the account of Scotland's
             religious houses appended, the only edition containing it
Condition:   Contemporary sheep, rebacked, quite worn and browned; sound
Book No.:    W-69239                Price: $     450.00
Category:    SCOTLAND
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Author:      Kames, Henry Home, Lord
Title:       Principles of Equity. Corrected and Enlarged in a Second Edition.
             Folio. Sowerby 1717
Publisher:   Printed for A. Millar . . . and A. Kincaid & J. Bell, Edinburgh,
             1767.
Description: The first work devoted exclusively to equity in Scotland,
             "probably Kames's most important contribution to legal theory" in
             Professor Walker's words, praised by Jefferson (who had this and
             two other editions), Benjamin Franklin, and Lord Mansfield
Condition:   Modern 3/4 morocco over marbled boards, some browning and
             staining, else a good copy
Book No.:    W-71513                Price: $    1500.00
Category:    equity, SCOTLAND
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Title:       Catalogue of the Library Belonging to the Society of Solicitors-
             at-Law
Publisher:   Printed by Neill and Company, Edinburgh, 1852.
Description: A rare catalogue of the library of the Society which obtained a
             royal charter in 1780 and had monopoly privileges in the inferior
             courts in Edinburgh, its law books arranged by author with a
             subject index following; one copy in OCLC and COPAC
Condition:   Later green-tape backed cream wraps, a trifle worn, ex-National
             Library of Scotland with its cancel stamp, a sound copy; 90 pages
Book No.:    W-79071                Price: $     350.00
Category:    libraries
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Title:       The Case of Patrick Mackay of Scourie, Esq
Publisher:   N.p., Printed in the Year, 1732.
Description: A rare work, describing in great detail -- from Mackay's point of
             view -- the events forcing him to flee Scotland so as to avoid
             creditors (and his arrest) in a series of botched commercial
             transactions involving him, his brother, and a third party
Condition:   Modern marbled wraps, some browning, the title and last leaf
             moreso, else a good copy, 49+71 pages; one copy in ESTC
Book No.:    W-76883                Price: $     750.00
Category:    SCOTLAND
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Author:      McNeill, William Arnott
Title:       The Administration of Scotland. With Special Reference to the
             Justice of Peace System. 1603 - 1625
Publisher:   N.p., Glasgow, 1934.
Description: McNeill's doctoral thesis submitted to the University of Glasgow
             in 1934, comprehensively examining the introduction of the justice
             of the peace system into Scotland, with a number of both authorial
             and third-party pencil notations throughout
Condition:   3/4 morocco over cloth boards, gilt-lettered, single-spaced
             typescript, a very good copy, 391+146 pages; one copy (the same)
             in OCLC and COPAC
Book No.:    W-77855                Price: $     350.00
Category:    SCOTLAND, justices of peace, 17TH CENTURY
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Title:       A Narrative of Procedure Before The Court of Session, and
             Circumstances Connected Therewith, in the Trial of John Hay, Who
             Was Prosecuted. . .and Without the Verdict of a Jury, Sentenced to
             Four Months Imprisonment [etc.]
Publisher:   Printed by D. Webster and Son, No. 6, Horse Wynd, for John Hay,
             Edinburgh, 1822.
Description:
Condition:   Contemporary marbled boards, rebacked, quite worn, but usable
Book No.:    W-57536                Price: $     275.00
Category:    trials, SCOTLAND
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Title:       Printed Books, Law Books, & Postcards, To be Sold by Auction,
             Wednesday 12th November 1986 [etc.]
Publisher:   Phillips Scotland, Edinburgh, 1986.
Description: Fifty-eight law lots (lots 22 to 26 and 101 to 152), principally
             Scottish law from the early 18th to the 20th century, sometimes in
             long runs in excess of 100 volumes, together with several lots of
             trials from the first half of the 19th century
Condition:   Original blue printed stapled wraps, 274 lots and 33 pages,
             notations on the front wrap and elsewhere, else a very good copy;
             with the prices realized
Book No.:    W-74526                Price: $      25.00
Category:    Dealer & Auction Catalogues, SCOTLAND
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Author:      Davidson, John]
Title:       Observations on the Regiam Majestatem
Publisher:   Edinburgh], [1792].
Description:
Condition:
Book No.:    W-57549                Price: $     350.00
Category:    SCOTLAND, MEDIEVAL
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Author:      Maxwell, W. Harold [and others] (comps.)
Title:       A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth of Nations [1]
             English Law to 1800 [2] 1801 to 1954 [3] North America [4] Ireland
             [5] Scotland [6] Australia and New Zealand [7] The British
             Commonwealth. Second Edition. Seven Volumes [complete]
Publisher:   Sweet and Maxwell Limited, London, 1955-64.
Description: The original issuance of the best edition of what remains as the
             pre-eminent legal bibliography of the English-speaking world and
             the former British Empire, excluding only this country post-
             independence and India, better known as 'Sweet and Maxwell'
Condition:   Original cloth, gilt, showing some wear, the first volume somewhat
             more than the others, yet a good usable set
Book No.:    W-76164                Price: $     350.00
Category:    Bibliography
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Author:
Title:       In the Parliament Haldin and begun at Edinburgh . . . Thir Lawis,
             Statutis, and Constitutiounis, ar deuisit, ordanit, and concludit,
             be the richt Excellent, richt heich and Michty Prince, James the
             Sext [etc.]. S.T.C. 21885. Folio
Publisher:   Imprentit at Edinburgh, be Henrie Charteris, Edinburgh, 1582.
Description: The sole contemporary report of the proceedings of the Parliament
             held during the tumultuous period when there "was much intrigue in
             Scotland" and the prospect of Mary's restoration to the throne,
             leading up to the Ruthven Raid and James' capture
Condition:   Modern 3/4 calf over marbled boards, gilt, some browning and
             definite marginal worming, the sense of the text not affected; a
             usable copy
Book No.:    W-76174                Price: $     750.00
Category:    SCOTLAND
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Author:      Robertson, David
Title:       A Treatise on the Rules of the Law of Personal Succession, In the
             Different Parts of the Realm; and on the Cases, Regarding Foreign
             and International Succession, Which Have Been Decided in the
             British Courts
Publisher:   Thomas Clark, Law-Bookseller, Edinburgh, 1836.
Description: Only edition of the work by the Middle Templar who was the first
             to report cases appealed from Scotland to the House of Lords, his
             treatise praised by David Walker as "quite importantly, dealing
             with problems of foreign and international succession"
Condition:   Modern light-blue cloth, ex-library, some browning and occasional
             notations; a sound copy only
Book No.:    W-75526                Price: $     250.00
Category:    trusts and estates, international law, Comparative Law
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Author:      Balfour, James
Title:       Practicks: Or, A System Of the more ancient Law of Scotland
Publisher:   Printed by Thomas and Walter Ruddimans, for A. Kincaid [etc.],
             Edinburgh, 1754.
Description: First edition of one of the most important of all works of Scots
             law, written in the late 16th century and compared to Justinian's
             Digest by Professor Walker, who calls it "the earliest extant
             general compendium of the post-medieval law of Scotland"
Condition:   Contemporary 1/2 calf, worn, rebacked, a good clean copy
Book No.:    W-66718                Price: $    1500.00
Category:    SCOTLAND
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Author:      Whetstone, Ann
Title:       Scottish County Government in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth
             Centuries
Publisher:   John Donald, Edinburgh, 1981.
Description:
Condition:
Book No.:    W-54274                Price: $      25.00
Category:    SCOTLAND, 18TH CENTURY, 19TH CENTURY
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Author:
Title:       Printed Books from The Royal Society of Edinburgh 22-24 George
             Street, Edinburgh Thursday 5 October 1989
Publisher:   Christie's Scotland, Glasgow, 1989.
Description:
Condition:   Original illustrated prined wraps, a very good copy, 54 pages,
             264lots
Book No.:    W-91584                Price: $      35.00
Category:    
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Title:       Report of the Proceedings Before the Court of Session, in the Case
             of M'Iver v. M'Iver
Publisher:   William P. Nimmo, 2 St. David Street, Edinburgh, 1859.
Description: The husband's divorce action which, though unsuccessful, discloses
             the risks to a wife of the slightest suspicious action, a split
             court finding that Mrs. M'Iver's meeting with a youthful love
             fatally ill with consumption just barely not adultery
Condition:   Brown cloth, faded, but sound
Book No.:    W-52693                Price: $     175.00
Category:    SCOTLAND, divorce, trials
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Author:
Title:       Dundonnell Cause. Report of the Trial by Jury, Thomas Mackenzie
             against Robert Roy, Esq. W.S.
Publisher:   Printed for Daniel Lizars, at . . . the New North Briton [etc.],
             Edinburgh, 1830.
Description: A tribute to the talents of Henry Cockburn, who secured a Scotch
             verdict for his client against charges that he had swindled an
             estate from the weak-minded Mackenzie; with Cockburn's jury
             address and the exchanges between counsel well-reported
Condition:   Modern 1/4 calf, somewhat dusty, else a good, sound copy
Book No.:    W-56200                Price: $     350.00
Category:    SCOTLAND, trials, insanity, Wills
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Title:       An Account of All the Gaols, Houses of Corrections or
             Penitentiaries, in the United Kingdom . . . As Far As Relates to
             Scotland. Ordered by The House of Commons, to be Printed, 16 March
             1819. Folio
Publisher:   N.p., London, 1819.
Description: Arranged by county, reporting particulars for over eighty
             institutions, including the number of prisoners, their gender and
             whether under or over seventeen, whether debtor or criminal, and
             the allowances of food, money, and clothing, inter alia
Condition:   Modern cloth-backed marbled boards, the fore-margins cut close,
             but the sense preserved, else a very good copy, 21 pages; three
             copies in OCLC
Book No.:    W-77195                Price: $     250.00
Category:    prisons, IRELAND, SCOTLAND
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Author:
Title:       Report of Trial in the Action of Damages for Crim. Con. Poor
             Alexander Bell, Teacher, Dundee, versus William Murray, Now or
             Lately Rector of the Dundee Academy . . . Containing a Discussion
             upon the Law of Intercepted Correspondence
Publisher:   N.p., Edinburgh?], 1834.
Description: A trial ingeniously hinging on the admissibility of a letter said
             to have been sent by the wife to her alleged paramour, never
             received by him, showing clearly the judicial disabilities
             frequently suffered by women in cases involving sexual issues
Condition:   Modern canvas backed marbled boards, ex-library?, sound; 63 pages
Book No.:    W-64090                Price: $     250.00
Category:    criminal conversatn, trials, SCOTLAND, Evidence
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Author:      Duncan, G.I.O.
Title:       The High Court of Delegates
Publisher:   Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1971.
Description: The only modern monograph on the court which, for three centuries,
             replaced the Pope as the ultimate arbiter of most English
             ecclesiastical matters, its jurisdiction assumed by the Privy
             Council in 1833; Cambridge Studies in English Legal History
Condition:   Original cloth, a bit rubbed, but a good copy
Book No.:    W-71609                Price: $     125.00
Category:    17TH CENTURY, Real Property, SCOTLAND
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Author:
Title:       The Trial of James Wilson, for High Treason, With an Account of
             His Execution at Glasgow, September 1820 . . . Now Respectfully
             Submitted to the Consideration of the Reformers of Glasgow, By . .
             . The Exposer of the Spy System [Peter Mackenzie]
Publisher:   Printed and Published by Muir, Gowans, & Co. [etc.], Glasgow,
             1832.
Description: Three accounts of Wilson's trial, one of three individuals
             executed for participating in the Scottish Insurrection of 1820,
             later discovered by Mackenzie to have been instigated by
             government agents, leading to the pardon of all the other
             insurgents
Condition:   Original ?self-wraps, disbound, a good clean copy, 48 pages; five
             copies in OCLC, one in Scotland
Book No.:    W-77513                Price: $     450.00
Category:    SCOTLAND, trials, criminal law, Radicals
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Author:      Kames, Henry Home, Lord
Title:       Elucidations Respecting The Common and Statute Law of Scotland
Publisher:   Printed for William Creech; and sold . . . by T. Cadell, London,
             1777.
Description: First edition of the last major legal work of Lord Kames, leading
             figure of the Scots Enlightenment and influential upon David Hume,
             James Boswell, and Adam Smith, seeking "to advocate rational
             principle in opposition to practice"; with the halftitle
Condition:   Contemporary polished calf, crimson morocco label, gilt, lightly
             rubbed, else a very good, even pretty copy
Book No.:    W-76574                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    SCOTLAND, jurisprudence
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Author:      Kames, Henry Home, Lord
Title:       Principles of Equity. The Fourth Edition
Publisher:   Printed . . . for Bell & Bradfute, and W. Creech [etc.],
             Edinburgh, 1800.
Description: The first work devoted exclusively to equity in Scotland,
             "probably Kames's most important contribution to legal theory" in
             Professor Walker's words, praised by Jefferson (who had the first
             three editions), Benjamin Franklin, and Lord Mansfield
Condition:   Contemporary mottled calf, rubbed, front joint just cracking but
             firm, some browning, a usable copy; uncommon, two copies in ESTC
             in this country
Book No.:    W-77543                Price: $     750.00
Category:    equity, SCOTLAND
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Author:      Nicolson, William
Title:       Leges Marchiarum, or Border-Laws, Containing Several Original
             Articles and Treaties, Made and Agreed upon by the Commissioners
             of the Respective Kings of England and Scotland . . . From the
             Reign of Henry III to the Union [etc.]
Publisher:   Printed for Mess. Hamilton and Balfour [etc.], London, 1747.
Description: The documentary record gathered together by the Bishop of
             Carlisle, the respected antiquary and churchman, in support of the
             union of Scotland and England, the main text covering well over
             three centuries and the appendix an even greater time span
Condition:   Modern unlettered 1/4 calf over boards, somewhat strained, ex-
             Aberdeen Advocates Library; a usable copy
Book No.:    W-77553                Price: $     375.00
Category:    SCOTLAND
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Author:
Title:       Report of the Trial of the Directors of the City of Glasgow Bank
             Before the High Court of Justiciary, Edinburgh
Publisher:   The Edinburgh Publishing Company, Edinburgh, 1879.
Description: One of the great commercial scandals in Scots history, called
             "probably the most important [trial] which has taken place in
             Scotland", reckless investments collapsing Scotland's largest
             bank, the books cooked in extremis; uncommon, four copies in NUC
Condition:   Contemporary 1/4 sheep, a bit rubbed, but a good, clean copy
Book No.:    W-63801                Price: $     350.00
Category:    banks, fraud
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Author:      Yorke, Charles]
Title:       Some Considerations on the Law of Forfeiture for High Treason.
             With an Appendix concerning Estates-tail in Scotland. The Fourth
             Edition, corrected and enlarged
Publisher:   Printed for Alexander Donaldson [etc.], Edinburgh, 1778.
Description: Yorke's principal legal work, in which he argues persuasively that
             forfeiture and corruption of blood are justifiable consequences of
             treason, examining forfeiture in Athenian, Roman, Jewish and
             feudal law; uncommon, no copy in the British Library
Condition:   Modern mottled calf, light embrowning and staining; attractive
Book No.:    W-50700                Price: $     450.00
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Author:      Jeffrey, Francis
Title:       Peter and His Enemies
Publisher:   William P. Nimmo, 2 South St David Street [etc.], Edinburgh, 1859.
Description:
Condition:   Disbound, lightly browned, but sound; 31 pages
Book No.:    W-69721                Price: $     150.00
Category:    SCOTLAND, Law and Literature, legal reform
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Author:
Title:       The Trial of Andrew M'Kinley, before the High Court of Justiciary,
             at Edinburgh, on the 18th Day of July 1817, for Administering
             Unlawful Oaths
Publisher:   Printed for Archibald Constable and Co. [etc.], Edinburgh, 1818.
Description: Only report of the trial which Lord Cockburn called "extraordinary
             . . . one of the most striking I ever witnessed in a court of
             justice", in which the first crown witness admitted having been
             promised a reward by the prosecution for his testimony
Condition:   Later 3/4 calf over marbled boards, rubbed, the title and last
             leaf dusty, else a good copy; 70 pages
Book No.:    W-76989                Price: $     650.00
Category:    SCOTLAND, trials, criminal law
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Author:      Dalrymple, David, Lord Hailes]
Title:       A Catalogue of the Lords of Session, from the Institution of the
             College of Justice, in the year 1532. With Historical Notes.
             Quarto
Publisher:   N.p., Edinburgh, 1794.
Description: The first revision, significantly expanded, of the first effort to
             provide biographical detail of the Scots judiciary, undertaken by
             Lord Hailes, advisor to James Boswell and to whom Dr. Johnson is
             said to have turned "on any matter of Scottish law"
Condition:   Original ?self-wraps, disbound, a clean copy with ample margins.
             18+42 pages; one copy in a law library in ESTC
Book No.:    W-76204                Price: $     450.00
Category:    biography, SCOTLAND
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Author:
Title:       The Trial of Maurice Margarot, Delegate from London, to the
             British Convention. Before the High Court of Justiciary, at
             Edinburgh, On the 13th and 14th of January, 1794, for Sedition
             [Robertson's Edition]
Publisher:   Printed for James Robertson, No. 4, Horse Wynd [etc.], Edinburgh,
             1794.
Description: The trial marking the nadir of British reaction to the French
             Revolution, bridging the trials of Thomas Paine, John Horne Tooke,
             and Thomas Hardy, in which Margarot was convicted of sedition and
             sentenced to fourteen years transportation to Australia
Condition:   Definite embrowning and staining, in an attractive modern 1/4 calf
             somewhat unevenly faded
Book No.:    W-51742                Price: $     150.00
Category:    SCOTLAND, trials, trials, 18TH CENTURY, SCOTLAND
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Author:      Arnot, Hugo
Title:       A Collection and Abridgement of Celebrated Criminal Trials in
             Scotland, From A.D. 1536, to 1784.  With Historical and Critical
             Remarks. Quarto
Publisher:   Printed for the Author; By William Smellie, Edinburgh, 1785.
Description: First edition of the first work devoted exclusively to Scots
             criminal law, collected and examined by Arnot, himself an
             advocate, with chapters on treason and murder, piracy, incest,
             adultery, blasphemy and witchcraft, among others
Condition:   Contemporary 3/4 calf over marbled boards, all edges marbled, a
             bit rubbed and scraped and unevenly faded, yet an appealing,
             attractive copy
Book No.:    W-76210                Price: $     850.00
Category:    criminal law, SCOTLAND, trials
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Author:      Saltern, George
Title:       Of the Antient Lawes of great Britaine. S.T.C. 21635
Publisher:   Printed [by Edward Allde] for Iohn Iaggard [etc.], London, 1605.
Description: Only edition of the tract written by a Middle Temple barrister,
             appearing as the union of England and Scotland was contested,
             "unique in its singular focus on demonstrating the existence of a
             British common law tradition from the mists of antiquity"
Condition:   Modern vellum, the title slightly darkened with its lower margin
             cut close (no text affected), the Huth copy with his bookplate;
             the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78905                Price: $    2500.00
Category:    Anglo-Saxon law, Law and Literature
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Author:      Hickes, George
Title:       The Spirit of Fanaticism: Exemplify'd in the Tryals of Mr. James
             Mitchel . . . and Major Thomas Weir . . . who was Burnt between
             Edinburgh and Leith April the 11th, 1670 . . . Written by an
             Advocate of the Civil Law of Scotland. Straus p.212
Publisher:   Printed for E. Curll, at the Dial and Bible [etc.], London, 1710.
Description: First Curll edition of the account of the trial of Thomas Weir,
             "one of Scotland's most famous wizards", strangled and burned for
             witchcraft, incest with his sister (who was hanged) and
             stepdaughter, bestiality with mares and cows and adultery
Condition:   Early 1/4 black morocco over decorated boards, a portion of the
             spine lacking, some browning and foxing, a somewhat fragile but
             usable copy
Book No.:    W-76221                Price: $     850.00
Category:    trials, criminal law, adultery, witchcraft, Gay and Lesbians, SCOTLAND
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Author:      Skene, John
Title:       Regiam Majestatem Scotiae, Veteres Leges et Constitutiones, Ex
             Archivis Publicis, Et Antiquis Libris Manuscriptis Collectae
             [etc.]
Publisher:   Excudebat Thomas Finlason, Edinburgh, 1609.
Description: The first edition in Latin of what has recently been termed "the
             principal treatise of medieval Scots law", gathered together with
             other important Scots legal sources, the use of which over the
             centuries through the 15th continues to be debated
Condition:   Contemporary vellum, quite worn, yet a usable copy
Book No.:    W-53380                Price: $     750.00
Category:    SCOTLAND, Acts
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Author:      Ross, Walter
Title:       Lectures on the Practice of the Law of Scotland; in Two Volumes
             [complete]. Quarto
Publisher:   Printed for Bell & Bradfute, and Elphingston Balfour, Edinburgh,
             1792.
Description: First edition of Ross's estimable work, described by David Walker
             as "very learned" and "the first attempt to make Scottish
             conveyancing understandable . . . of high authority and cited many
             times in argument, in judgment and in legal writing"
Condition:   Contemporary calf, neatly rebacked, quite rubbed and marked, else
             a very good, wide-margined copy; one copy in North America in ESTC
Book No.:    W-77245                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    SCOTLAND
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Author:      Forbes, William
Title:       A Methodical Treatise Concerning Bills of Exchange . . .
             illustrated and confirm'd from Civil Law; the Authority of Lawyers
             and Writers . . . With incident comparative Views of the Laws and
             Customs of England, and other Countries [etc.]. Second Edition
Publisher:   Printed by John Mosman . . . for John Russell [etc.], Edinburgh,
             1718.
Description: The expanded edition of Forbes' first work, and the first treatise
             published in Scotland on the subject, antedating Forbes'
             appointment as the first professor of civil law at the University
             of Glasgow in 1714 and as its Dean in the 1730's
Condition:   Contemporary calf, rubbed, front joint just cracking (but quite
             firm), title dusty, a crisp usable copy; with the advertising
             leaves
Book No.:    W-76615                Price: $     650.00
Category:    Bills and Notes, Negotiable Instrum
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Author:
Title:       Catalogue of the Library of the Society of Writers to the Signet.
             In Four Parts, with a General Index [bound with] Rules and
             Regulations for the Library of the Society of Writers to the
             Signet [etc.]
Publisher:   Printed for the Use of the Society, Edinburgh, 1826-37.
Description: All four parts plus the index of the most extensive early
             catalogue of the Signet Library, issued at the close of the period
             when the Library was establishing itself among the first rank of
             British libraries; with the Library's rules appended
Condition:   Contemporary 3/4 calf over patterned cloth, rebacked, the original
             spine laid down, speckled edges, some rubbing and foxing, else a
             very good copy
Book No.:    W-76644                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    Bibliography, SCOTLAND
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