An Interesting Aspect of the Scottish Law of Debtor and Creditor Barclay, Hugh [1799-1884]. Notes on the Law and Practice, Relative to Applications Against Debtors as in Meditatione Fugae. Edinburgh: Thomas Clark, 1832. xii, 117 pp. 12mo. (7" x 4"). Recent period-style quarter calf over marbled boards, raised bands and lettering piece to spine, endpapers renewed. Toning to text, light wear to edges of a few leaves, internally clean. $350. * Only edition. "Meditatio Fugae is an old principle of Scots law that if a creditor could make an oath that his debtor was in meditatione fugae to avoid payment of his debt, he may apply to a magistrate who may grant warrant for apprehending the debtor for examination, and subsequently, grant warrant to imprison the debtor until he finds caution judicio sisti" (Walker). OCLC locates no copies in North America. Copies located at the Library of Congress and Harvard Law School. Walker, Oxford Companion to Law 832. Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 5:9.
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