Statutes Concerning Scotland in the Early Decades of the Union [Great Britain]. [Swinton, John, Compiler]. An Abridgment of the Public Statutes in Force and Use Relative to Scotland, From the Union, In the Fifth Year of Queen Anne. To the Twenty-Seventh Year of His Present Majesty King George II. Inclusive. Edinburgh: Printed by Sands, Murray, and Cochran, 1755. Two volumes bound as one, each with title page. Unpaginated. Octavo (8" x 5"). Contemporary reversed calf with recent period-style rebacking, blind fillets to boards, raised bands and lettering piece to spine, hinges mended. Light rubbing and a few minor stains to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities, corners bumped and somewhat worn, early armorial bookplate to front pastedown. Light toning to text, slightly heavier in places, light soiling to title page of Volume I. Brief early annotations to preliminaries of Volume I, interior otherwise clean. $125. * First edition. A collection of statutes spanning the Act of Union (1707) to 1754. An updated edition was published in 1788. English Short-Title Catalogue T78874. Subjects covered include: Admiralty, Bail, Coffee and Tea, Conjuration and witchcraft, Criminals, Forgery, Insurance, Jews, Libraries, Marriages, Murder, Papists, Pardon, Perjury, Piracy, Plantations, Quakers, Transportation, Treason, Usury.
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