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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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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:      Davidson, John]
Title:       Observations on the Regiam Majestatem
Publisher:   Edinburgh], [1792].
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Book No.:    W-57549                Price: $     350.00
Category:    SCOTLAND, MEDIEVAL
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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:       Report of Trial of the Issues, in the Action of Damages for Libel
             in the Beacon, James Gibson . . . Pursuer, Against Duncan
             Stevenson . . . Defender
Publisher:   Printed for Archibald Constable [etc.], Edinburgh, 1822.
Description: With both Francis Jeffrey and Henry Cockburn representing the
             pursuer, or plaintiff, and successfully so, the jury finding in
             their favor in all respects, with a damage award accordingly
Condition:   Modern 1/4 morocco, extra gilt; very attractive
Book No.:    W-49225                Price: $     350.00
Category:    SCOTLAND
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Author:      Maxwell (comps.), Leslie F. and W. Harold
Title:       Sweet and Maxwell's Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth
             of Nations. Volume 5. Scottish Law to 1956. Together with a list
             of Roman Law Books in the English Language. Second Edition
Publisher:   John Rees, London, 1990.
Description: The volume of the pre-eminent legal bibliography of the English-
             speaking world and the former British Empire devoted to Scotland,
             with a list of works in English on Roman law appended
Condition:   Original cloth, as new, in the glassine dustjacket; the facsimile
             reissue of the second edition of 1957
Book No.:    W-70868                Price: $      55.00
Category:    Bibliography, SCOTLAND, roman law
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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
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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:      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:      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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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:      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:      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:      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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Title:       Books, Maps, Postcards and Law Books To be Sold by Auction
             Wednesday 15th February at 11:00 am [etc.]
Publisher:   Phillips Scotland, Edinburgh, 1989.
Description: Fourteen law lots (lots 207 to 220, 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 1811
Condition:   Original printed stapled wraps, two ink notations on the front
             wrap, else a good copy; 220 lots in 23 pages
Book No.:    W-74712                Price: $      25.00
Category:    Dealer & Auction Catalogues, 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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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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Title:       National Library of Scotland:  Advocates' Library, Notable
             Accessions up to 1925, a Book of Illustrations
Publisher:   National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh, 1965.
Description: One of two catalogues celebrating the notable accessions over the
             centuries to the National Library of Scotland, which traces its
             founding to the library formed by the Faculty of Advocates in the
             1680's; with over 120 plates, most full page
Condition:   Original printed, sewn wraps; well printed
Book No.:    W-18435                Price: $      45.00
Category:    Bibliography, 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:      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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Author:      Gurney, Joseph John
Title:       Notes on a Visit Made to Some of the Prisons in Scotland and the
             North of England, In Company With Elizabeth Fry; With some General
             Observations on the Subject of Prison Discipline. Second Edition
Publisher:   Printed for Archibald Constable and Co. [etc.], Edinburgh, 1819.
Description:
Condition:   Original decorated boards, ex-library, crudely rebacked in cloth,
             the word 'Notes' excised from the title; a sound working copy
Book No.:    W-91349                Price: $     125.00
Category:    prisons, criminal law, SCOTLAND
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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:       The Trial of Alexander M'Laren, and Thomas Baird, Before the High
             Court of Justiciary, at Edinburgh . . . for Sedition [etc.]
Publisher:   Printed for John Robertson, 132. High Street [etc.], Edinburgh,
             1817.
Description: The first of many 19th century sedition trials, with Jeffrey and
             Cockburn jointly representing Baird; Cockburn subsequently
             described Jeffrey's speech "of the highest order of excellence,
             [t]here has been no such speech in such a case in Scotland"
Condition:   Modern maroon pebbled cloth, the title dusty; a sound copy
Book No.:    W-65943                Price: $     350.00
Category:    trials, SCOTLAND
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Title:       National Library of Scotland: Notable Accessions Since 1925, a
             Book of Illustrations
Publisher:   National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh, 1965.
Description: One of two catalogues celebrating the notable accessions over the
             centuries to the National Library of Scotland, which traces its
             founding to the library formed by the Faculty of Advocates in the
             1680's; with 120 plates, most full page
Condition:   Original printed, sewn wraps, very nice; about 120 pages
Book No.:    W-18436                Price: $      45.00
Category:    Bibliography, SCOTLAND
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Author:      Banks, T.C. and Ephraim Lockhart
Title:       A Disquisition on the Right of Jurisdiction in Peerage
             Successions, Particularly the Peerage of Scotland; Contained in
             Letters to the Right Honourable the Lord K-------: With an
             Appendix. Second Edition [etc.]
Publisher:   James Ridgway, 169, Piccadilly, London, 1830.
Description: An uncommon part of the curious career of the Inner Templar T.C.
             Banks, who established a Dormant Peerage Office and mixed real
             scholarship with the defense of flimsy and even fraudulent (as
             here) peerage claims; five copies in OCLC, none in England
Condition:   Modern patterned crimson cloth, gilt, ex-library, but a clean
             copy; 118 pages
Book No.:    W-72088                Price: $     350.00
Category:    SCOTLAND, Peerage Law, Comparative Law, fraud
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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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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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Author:      Ayloffe, Joseph
Title:       Calendars of the Ancient Charters, and of the Welch and Scotish
             Rolls, Now Remaining in the Tower of London . . . to Which are
             Added Memoranda Concerning the Affairs of Ireland [and an] Account
             of the State of The Public Records [etc.]
Publisher:   Printed for Benjamin White, at Horace's Head, in Fleet Street,
             London, 1774.
Description: The well-regarded work for which Ayloffe is best remembered, with
             an introduction (attributed principally to Thomas Astle) ably
             tracing at length the history and neglect of the Public Records;
             with four attractive copper plates
Condition:   Contemporary diced calf, joints cracking, but quite sound
Book No.:    W-41334                Price: $     350.00
Category:    SCOTLAND, WALES
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Title:       The Trial of James Stuart . . . Before the High Court of
             Justiciary, At Edinburgh . . . With an Appendix of Documents
Publisher:   Printed for Archibald Constable and Co. [etc.], Edinburgh, 1822.
Description: The trial for murder arising from the duel in which James
             Boswell's eldest son was killed, with Stuart privileged to have
             defending him both Jeffreys and Cockburn, the latter of whom later
             remarked "No Scotch trial in my time excited such interest"
Condition:   Modern 1/4 calf, a very good, clean copy
Book No.:    W-49227                Price: $     450.00
Category:    trials, SCOTLAND
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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:      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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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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Title:       The Trial of Joseph Gerrald, Delegate from the London
             Corresponding Society, to the British Convention. Before the High
             Court of Justiciary, At Edinburgh . . . for Sedition [etc.]. Not
             in McCoy
Publisher:   Printed for James Robertson [and six others], Edinburgh, 1794?].
Description: The principal contemporary account of the trial of Gerrald, one of
             the "Martyrs of Scotland", convicted of sedition soon after the
             onset of the French Revolution, still a blot on Scots law;
             transported, he died shortly after reaching Botany Bay
Condition:   Contemporary 1/4 calf, showing wear, but a good crisp copy
Book No.:    W-67199                Price: $     450.00
Category:    trials, SCOTLAND, 18TH CENTURY
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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:      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
Category:    
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Author:      Mackenzie, George
Title:       An Idea of the Modern Eloquence Of the Bar. Together with a
             Pleading out of every Part of Law
Publisher:   Printed by Mr. Robert Freebairn . . . in the Parliament-Close,
             Edinburgh, 1711.
Description: Only separate edition in English of Mackenzie's seminal work on
             the art of advocacy, the first in the English-speaking world,
             modelled in part on Cicero and "superior to any account of legal
             rhetoric previously published"; with six arguments appended
Condition:   Contemporary crimson morocco, neatly gilt and gilt-panelled,
             marbled pastedowns and endpapers, rubbed, some browning, yet a
             pretty copy
Book No.:    W-75752                Price: $    2500.00
Category:    Advocacy, SCOTLAND
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Author:      Hope, Thomas
Title:       Minor Practicks, Or, A Treatise of the Scottish Law . . . To which
             is subjoined [Alexander Bayne], A Discourse on the Rise and
             Progress of the Law of Scotland [etc.] [and a third work] [without
             the leaf before the second title, sometimes lacking]
Publisher:   Printed by Mr. Thomas Ruddiman; and Sold by Mr. Will. Monro,
             Edinburgh, 1726.
Description: First edition of one of Hope's two "historically significant
             writings [and] the first narrative text on some topics of Scots
             law"; Bayne's appended Discourse was written while he was the
             first Professor of Scots law at the University of Edinburgh
Condition:   Modern cloth, gilt, title dusty and reinforced; a usable copy
Book No.:    W-69192                Price: $     450.00
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:
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:
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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Author:
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:      Spotiswood, John
Title:       An Introduction to the Knowledge of the Stile of Writs, Simple and
             Compound, Made use of in Scotland.  Third Edition
Publisher:   Printed by William Brown and John Mosman [etc.], Edinburgh, 1727.
Description:
Condition:   Contemporary calf, showing wear, embrowned, but sound
Book No.:    W-16155                Price: $     250.00
Category:    SCOTLAND, Forms & Form Books
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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:      Bacon, Francis
Title:       Cases of Treason. Written by Sir Francis Bacon, Knight, His
             Maiesties Solicitor Generall. Wing B272; Gibson 198
Publisher:   Printed by the Assignes of John More [etc.], London, 1641.
Description: First edition of Bacon's analysis for James I of uniting England
             and Scotland, focusing on public law, first on criminal law
             (treason, felonies, exile, abjuration, and heresy), then on royal
             prerogatives and, finally, on local officials and courts
Condition:   Modern calf, blind and gilt ruled, gilt lettered, small neat
             repair to title, else especially clean; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79382                Price: $    1150.00
Category:    criminal law, SCOTLAND, justices of peace, courts
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Author:      Fielding, Henry
Title:       A Serious Address to the People of Great Britain. In which the
             Certain Consequences of the Present Rebellion, Are fully
             demonstrated. Necessary to be perused by every Lover of his
             Country, at this Juncture
Publisher:   Printed for M. Cooper, at the Globe in Pater noster Row, London,
             1745.
Description: First edition of Fielding's first (of three) anti-Jacobite tracts
             appearing soon after the Rebels took Edinburgh, reflecting his
             zeal in that cause and "calculated to . . . rouse them [the
             public] to defend their Constitution and religion"
Condition:   Modern 1/4 morocco over marbled boards, gilt, occasional very
             light foxing, else well preserved with ample margins; the Taussig
             copy
Book No.:    W-79260                Price: $     450.00
Category:    SCOTLAND
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Author:
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:
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:      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:      Cockburn, William
Title:       The Clerk's Assistant in the Practice of the Ecclesiastical
             Courts: Containing the Method of Proceedings there. Extracted from
             The best Books of Practice, And more regularly and clearly laid
             down than has hitherto been done [etc.]
Publisher:   Printed for R. Main, in Dame-Street, Dublin, 1753.
Description: The rare first Dublin edition of a comprehensive work, praised by
             Holdsworth as "clear and concise", treating of criminal causes,
             divorce, guardians, libel and defamation, marriage (several
             chapters), and wills inter alia; two copies in ESTC
Condition:   Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, light browning and new
             endpapers, else quite crisp and well-preserved, with the
             subscribers list; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79075                Price: $     750.00
Category:    biography, Ecclesiastical Law, SCOTLAND, marriage, divorce, libel and slander, criminal law
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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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