A Collection of Early Scottish Trials Endorsed by Sir Walter Scott [Trials]. Pitcairn, Robert, Compiler. Criminal Trials in Scotland, From A.D. MCCCCLXXXVIII to A.D. MDCXXIV, Embracing the Entire Reigns of James IV and V, Mary Queen of Scots, and James VI, Compiled from the Original Records and Mss. With Historical Notes and Illustrations. Edinburgh: William Tait, 1833. Volume I, Part 1 Only. xii, iv, ii, ii, ii, ii, iv, iv, 513 pp. Frontispiece. Quarto (10-3/4" x 8-1/2"). Recent buckram, gilt title to spine, speckled edges, endpapers renewed. Light toning to text, slightly heavier in places, some leaves have light foxing. $50. * Volume I, Part 1, of a 3-volume set in 4 books. This volume covers trials from 1488 to 1568. Sir Walter Scott, the founder of the Bannatyne Club, reviewed the earlier parts of this work at length in the Quarterly Review. He praised Pitcairn's "enduring and patient toil" and thanked him for producing "a most extraordinary picture of manners" that is both "highly valuable in a philosophical point of view" and of great interest "to the jurist and moralist.": Terry, A Catalogue of the Publications of Scottish Historical and Kindred Clubs and Societies 42.
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