A Handy Guide to Scots Civil Law Circa 1726 Hope, Sir Thomas [1580?-1646]. Minor Practicks, Or, a Treatise of the Scottish Law. To Which is Subjoined, A Discourse On the Rite and Progress of the Law of Scotland: And an Alphabetical Abridgment of the Acts of Sederunt, From the Restoration to this Present Year. Edinburgh: Printed by Mr. Thomas Ruddiman, 1726. viii, 148,  pp. [And] Bayne, Alexander [d.1737]. A Discourse on the Rise and Progress of the Law of Scotland, and the Method of Studying It. For the Use of the Students of the Municipal Law. Edinburgh: Printed by Mr. Thomas Ruddiman, 1726. [ii], 151-187,  pp. [And] An Alphabetical Index and Abridgment of the Printed Acts of Sederunt of the Lords of Council and Session, From June 1661, To January 1726. Edinburgh: Printed by Mr. Thomas Ruddiman, 1726. [ii], 191-245 pp. Three volumes in one, each with title page. Octavo (6-3/4" x 4-1/4"). Contemporary calf, rebacked, blind rules to boards, raised bands and lettering piece to spine, endpapers renewed. Light rubbing to board edges, somewhat heavier rubbing to edges, corners bumped and somewhat worn. Moderate toning to text, light foxing in a few places, small later signature to head of title page. $450. * First edition, and the only edition in this form. A concise manual of the laws of Scotland. Hope became a member of the Scottish Bar in 1605 and became a Joint Lord Advocate in 1626, sole Lord Advocate in 1628. A work based on Minor Practicks was published in 1734 with the title Practical Observations Upon Divers Titles of the Law of Scotland. English Short-Title Catalogue T71745.
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