Financial Consequences of Estates Forfeited by the Jacobites [Dalrymple, Sir David (c.1665-c.1721)]. The Laws and Judicatures of Scotland, Vindicated from the Calumnies and False Reasonings Contain'd in a Late Pamphlet Intitled, The Case of the Forfeited Estates in Scotland, Consider'd: In a Letter to a Noble L-d. Edinburgh: Pirnted [sic] by James Watson, One of His Majesty's Printers, 1718. 56 pp. Octavo (7-1/4" x 4-1/2"). Stab-stitched pamphlet bound into recent quarter calf over marbled boards, gilt title to spine. Light rubbing to extremities, light fading to spine. Moderate toning to text, light soiling to verso of final leaf and title page and verso of final leaf , which has a recent repair to foot and "6" at head in small early hand. A nice copy in a handsome binding. $450. * Only edition, 1 of 4 issues from 1718. In this pamphlet Dalrymple, then the Queen's advocate in Scotland, refutes the argument advanced in a pamphlet by the Scottish advocate Patrick Haldane. Haldane's pamphlet questions the ability of the Scottish legal system to resolve the financial consequences that followed the forfeiture of estates after the Jacobite Rebellion of 1715 and calls for emergency legislation to facilitate the claims of creditors. English Short-Title Catalogue T221543.
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