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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
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
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
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
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
Author:
Title:
The Actis and Constitutiounis of the Realme of Scotland maid in Parliamentis haldin be . . . Kingis Iames the First, Secund, thrid, Feird, Fyft, and in tyme of Marie now Quene of Scottis [with acts of two other Parliaments]. S.T.C. 21876a, 21881, and 21883
Publisher:
[1] Robert Lekpreuik [2 and 3] Iohne Ros, Edinburgh, 1566 & 1575.
Description:
First edition variant issue of the first collected laws of Scotland, beginning with the statutes passed at the first parliament of James I in 1424 through 1566, the year of publication, preserving part of the original record otherwise lost
Condition:
Modern panelled morocco, extra-gilt, marbled endpapers and pastedowns, title just trimmed, some staining, ex-Skene Library; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79002
Price:
$ 7500.00
Category:
SCOTLAND, Acts
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
Author:
Bacon, Francis
Title:
A Speech Delivered . . . In the lower House of Parliament . . . concerning the Article of Naturalization of the Scottish Nation. Wing B326; Gibson 203
Publisher:
No publisher stated, London, 1641.
Description:
Only edition of Bacon's "great Parliamentary speech", leading to his appointment as Solicitor General in 1607 when Coke became Attorney General, "as closely argued and as substantial and cogent . . . as anything he propounded in policy"
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, gilt ruled and lettered, some browning, with both first and last blanks and excellent margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79366
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
SCOTLAND
Author:
Bacon, Francis
Title:
Three Speeches of The Right Honorable, Sir Francis Bacon Knight, then his Majesties Sollicitor Generall . . . Concerning the Post-Nati, Naturalization of the Scotch in England, Union of the Lawes of the Kingdomes [etc.]. Wing B337; Gibson 206
Publisher:
Printed by Richard Badger, for Samuel Broun [etc.], London, 1641.
Description:
Much of the fruits of Bacon's first major post (as Solicitor General to James I), "an important step in the development of his jurisprudence" and in forming his theory of natural law, all expressions of James' proposed union of England and Scotland
Condition:
Modern speckled calf, double blind ruled, gilt ruled and lettered, somewhat browned, else well preserved with excellent margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79407
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
SCOTLAND, Comparative Law, natural law, jurisprudence
Author:
Title:
The Actis and Constitutiounis of the Realme of Scotland maid in Parliamentis haldin be the . . . Kingis Iames the First, Secund, thrid, Feird, Fyft, and in tyme of Marie now quene of Scottis [with acts of two other Parliaments]. S.T.C. 21875, 21881, 21883
Publisher:
[1] Robert Lekpreuik [2 and 3] Iohne Ros, Edinburgh, 1566 & 1575.
Description:
The rare first edition of Scotland's first collected laws, first identified by Davidson (whose copy this was), including statutes subsequently removed, printing the acts of Scotland from 1424 to 1566; no copy in ESTC outside the United Kingdom
Condition:
Eighteenth century calf, joints cracking but holding, the John Davidson / Broxbourne copy with Davidson's ownership signature; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79001
Price:
$ 12500.00
Category:
SCOTLAND, Acts
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
Author:
Millar, Jun, John
Title:
Elements of the Law Relating to Insurances
Publisher:
Printed by J. Bell . . . And G.G.J. & J. Robinson, Edinburgh, 1787.
Description:
Only edition of the principal work of John Millar's eldest son, himself an advocate, a major contribution to insurance law, particularly marine insurance, treating of both English and Scots law, with Lord Mansfield's decisions "hold[ing] first place"
Condition:
Contemporary calf, gilt ruled and lettered, rubbed, else quite clean, with the errata, including one pasted in addition to p.52; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79541
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
insanity, maritime law, Scopes trial, SCOTLAND
Author:
Skene, John (ed.)
Title:
The Lawes and Acts of Parliament Made Be the Most Excellent and Mightie King and Monarch James . . . Since His Maiesties XV Parliament the XIX Day of December 1597. Collected . . . foorth of the Register of His H. Kingdome of Scotland [etc.]. S.T.C. 21892
Publisher:
Printed Be Thomas Finlason . . . With the Kings Majesties License, Edinburgh, 1611.
Description:
The sole contemporary printing of the five Parliaments [sixteen through twenty under James VI] held in Scotland between 1600 and 1609, as James departed for London in 1603 to become James I of England, Scotland and Ireland; with the two leave index
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, gilt, definite browning, the occasional early annotation, a good copy; with Skene's xylographic signature
Book No.:
W-76376
Price:
$ 750.00
Category:
Acts, SCOTLAND
Author:
Title:
The Decisions of the English Judges, During the Usurpation, From the Year 1655, to his Majesty's Restoration, and the sitting down of the Session in June 1661. Folio
Publisher:
Printed for G. Hamilton and J. Balfour, Edinburgh, 1762.
Description:
Among the earliest reports of the Court of Session, the supreme Scottish civil court, preceded in their coverage only by those of Sir Alexander Gibson of Durie, based on a anonymous manuscript located in the library of the Faculty of Advocates
Condition:
Later 3/4 calf over marbled boards, front joint just cracking but firm, lightish foxing and browning; a good crisp copy
Book No.:
W-76346
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
reports of cases, SCOTLAND
Author:
Egerton, Thomas, Lord Ellesmere
Title:
The Speech of the Lord Chancellor of England, in the Eschequer Chamber, touching the Post-nati. S.T.C. 7540. Quarto
Publisher:
Printed for the Societie of Stationers, London, 1609.
Description:
Egerton's argument as Lord Chancellor in Calvin's Case, recently described as "a lengthy study of English law and history . . . published with the encouragement of King James", likely his most important work, and the only one published in his life
Condition:
Modern 3/4 morocco, lightly faded, light browning, else very crisp with both first and last blanks with their marginal rules; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79428
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
SCOTLAND, international law, English constitutional law
Author:
Davidson, John
Title:
Remarks on Some of the Editions of the Acts of the Parliaments of Scotland
Publisher:
Publisher not Stated, Edinburgh], 1792.
Description:
Sole edition of the tract by Davidson, the lawyer and well regarded antiquary, discussing ably (and often critically) the editions of the laws of Scotland from the 11th century (likely spurious) until the printed editions of 1566 and 1597
Condition:
?Original buff stabbed untrimmed wraps, a trifle worn, else well preserved, an early ownership signature on the front wrap; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79000
Price:
$ 350.00
Category:
SCOTLAND, Acts
Author:
Dugdale, William
Title:
The Antient Usage In Bearing of such Ensigns of Honour As are commonly call'd Arms. With a Catalogue of the present Nobility of England. To which is added, A Catalogue of the present Nobility of Scotland and Ireland. The Second Edition [etc.]. ESTC R231444
Publisher:
Printed at the Theater, for Moses Pitt [etc.], Oxford, 1682.
Description:
The penultimate work to appear during the life of Dugdale, whom Holdsworth pairs with Hale, "form[ing] a partnership between law and history from which both had profited"; with the folding plate and the separate parts devoted to Scotland and Ireland
Condition:
Original sheep, quite rubbed, with the extensive catalogue (pp 194-210) of the works printed at the Theater from 1672, when it began; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-80223
Price:
$ 150.00
Category:
Genealogy, law of heraldry, IRELAND, SCOTLAND
Author:
Worrall, John (comp.)
Title:
Bibliotheca Legum: Or, A Compleat List of All the Common and Statute Law Books of this Realm . . . giving an Account of their several Editions, antient Printers, Dates, and Price, and wherein they differ. A New Edition, with Improvements [etc.]
Publisher:
Printed for J. Worrall and B. Tovey . . . near Lincoln's Inn, London, 1768.
Description:
Worrall's famed bibliography of English law, the last edition to appear during his lifetime, and the first to provide a selection of the law books relating to Ireland, with Worrall's cogent observations and comparison of editions found throughout
Condition:
Contemporary sheep, rebacked, the boards blind decorated and double ruled, with the advertising leaf bound before the title; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-80251
Price:
$ 750.00
Category:
Bibliography, Dealer, SCOTLAND, IRELAND

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