One of Two Early Works on the Scottish Gild Merchant B[lack], W[illiam]. The Privileges of the Royal Burrows as Contained in Their Particular Rights, And the Ancient Laws and Records of Parliament, And Their General Conventions; Wherein is Considered the Privileges of Merchants, Privileges of Burghs, The Privileges of the Guld, The Privileges of the Four Burghs in Assisting the Chamberlan Air in Falsing Dooms, The First Constitution of the Convention, The Laws by Which They Enjoy Their Privileges, The Acts of Their Own Convention Which Confirm Their Privileges Granted by Their Kings and Parliament, The Jurisdiction and How Far It is the Interest of the Royal Burrows Now to Observe and Maintain Their Privileges, By Making Such Regulations as May Tend to the Advantage of Their Trading Society. With an Appendix Containing the Privileges and Jurisdictions of the Cities of Edinburgh and Aberdeen. Edinburgh: Printed by the Heirs and Successors of Andrew Anderson, 1707. [viii], 172,  pp. Octavo (6-1/2" x 4"). Recent period-style calf, blind double rules to boards, raised bands to spine. Toning to text, light foxing in places. Early owner annotations to front free endpaper and final text leaf, early owner signature near head of title page. A handsomely bound copy of a scarce title. $450. * Only edition. One of two early works on the Scottish gild merchant and its royal burghs, which was much more powerful than its English counterparts and quite influential into the twentieth century. This book has a great deal of information about gild courts and the regulation of international commerce. English Short-Title Catalogue T56668.
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