A Restoration-Era Defense of Monarchy by a Leading Scottish Jurist and Man of Letters Mackenzie, Sir George [1636-1691]. Jus Regium: Or, The Just and Solid Foundations of Monarchy in General: and More Especially of the Monarchy of Scotland: Maintain'd Against Buchannan, Naphtali, Dolman, Milton, &c. London: Printed for Richard Chiswell, At the Rose and Crown, In St. Paul's Church-Yard, 1684. [viii], 138; , 139-209,  pp. Includes four-page publisher advertisement. Copperplate portrait frontispiece. Two parts, each with title page and individual pagination. Title page of second part reads: That the Lawful Successor Cannot be Debarr'd from Succeeding to the Crown: Maintain'd Against Dolman, Buchannan, And Others. Octavo (6-3/4" x 4"). Contemporary sheep, blind rules to boards, blind fillets to spine, speckled edges. A few minor stains, nicks and shallow scuffs to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities, corners bumped and somewhat worn, hinges cracked, front free endpaper lacking. Moderate toning to text, slightly heavier in places, light soiling to title page. $350. * First London edition, one of two issues from 1684. This book was first published in Edinburgh the same year. Later editions were published in London in 1688 and 1701. One of the leading Scotsmen of the seventeenth century, Mackenzie was a Scottish lawyer, Lord Advocate, legal writer and man of letters, as well as the founder the Advocates Library, which is now the national law library for Scotland. English Short-Title Catalogue R945.
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