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Author:
Mackenzie, George
Title:
The Institutions of the Law of Scotland. The Second Edition, Corrected and Enlarged by the Author. Wing M159
Publisher:
Printed by John Reid, for Thomas Brown [etc.], Edinburgh, 1688.
Description:
The first revision, and the last undertaken by Mackenzie, of one of his most influential works--patterned after Justinian--and the first attempt (highly successful) to set forth the law of Scotland in lucid, comprehensible terms
Condition:
Modern blind-panelled calf, green morocco labels, gilt, light browning, the margins cut a bit close, else a very good copy
Book No.:
W-75049
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
SCOTLAND
Author:
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
Author:
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
 
Author:
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
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
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
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
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
 
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
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:
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
 
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
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
Author:
Title:
A Narrative of Procedure Before The Court of Session, and Circumstances Connected Therewith, in the Trial of John Hay [etc.]
Publisher:
Printed by D. Webster and Son, No. 6, Horse Wynd, for John Hay, Edinburgh, 1822.
Description:
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf, some embrowning, but quite serviceable
Book No.:
W-15650
Price:
$ 275.00
Category:
trials, SCOTLAND
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:
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
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
 
Author:
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
 
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:
Stair, James [Dalrymple], Viscount of
Title:
The Institutions of the Law of Scotland, Deduced from its Originals, and Collated with the Civil, Canon, and Feudal Laws, and with the Customs of Neighboring Nations [etc.]. Edited by David M. Walker
Publisher:
University Presses of Edinburgh and Yale, Edinburgh, 1981.
Description:
The received edition of Stair's great treatise, "the foundation work of Scots law", published on the tercentary of its first appearance and scrupulously preserving the text of the 1693 second edition; with Professor Walker's introduction and notes
Condition:
Original cloth, a very good copy in a slightly faded dustjacket
Book No.:
W-78822
Price:
$ 65.00
Category:
SCOTLAND
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
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
 
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
Author:
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
 
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
Author:
Title:
A True Account of The Horrid Murther Committed upon His Grace, The Late Lord Archbishop of Saint Andrews, Primate and Metropolitan of all Scotland . . . With a Detection Of the Lyes Published in a late Scandalous Relation of the Murther [etc.]. Folio
Publisher:
Printed by T.N. for Andrew Forrester . . . in Kingstreet, London, 1679.
Description:
The sole contemporary account of the tragic end of the still controversial James Sharp, the Archbishop of Saint Andrews, "shot and stabbed . . . to death before his daughter Isabella's eyes", ending a life of much religious dispute and contradiction
Condition:
Original ?self-wraps, disbound; title + 3-7 pages
Book No.:
W-76248
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
SCOTLAND, Religion, trials, criminal law
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
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
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
 
Author:
Title:
National Library of Scotland: Advocates' Library, Notable Accessions up to 1925, a Book of Illustrations
Publisher:
National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh, 1965.
Description:
Condition:
Original printed, sewn wraps; well printed
Book No.:
W-18435
Price:
$ 45.00
Category:
Bibliography, SCOTLAND
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
Author:
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
 
Author:
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
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
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:
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
Author:
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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