The Union of Scotland and England [Nicolson, William] Lord Bishop of Carlisle [1665-1727)]. Leges Marchiarum, or Border-Laws: Containing Several Original Articles and Treaties, Made and Agreed upon by the Commissioners of the Respective Kings of England and Scotland, for the Better Preservation of Peace and Commerce upon the Marches of Both Kingdoms: From the Reign of Henry III. To the Union of the Two Crowns, in K. James I. With a Preface, and an Appendix of Charters and Records, Relating to the Said Treaties. London: Printed for Tim. Goodwin, 1705. [vi], lvi, 388,  pp. Includes four-page publisher catalogue. Lacking half-title. Octavo (7" x 4-1/2"). Contemporary calf, rebacked in period style, blind rules to boards, raised bands and lettering piece to spine, endpapers renewed. A few minor spots to boards, moderate rubbing to board edges, corners bumped and somewhat worn, armorial bookplate to front pastedown, owner signature to front free endpaper. Moderate toning to text, faint dampspotting to margins in a few places, brief annotations and underlining to a few leaves. An appealing copy. $250. * First edition. Nicholson, Lord Bishop of Carlisle, was a strong advocate of the union of England and Scotland. Published two years before the Act of Union, his Leges Marchiarum, addresses numerous issues regarding the union of these two states. A second edition was published in 1724. English Short-Title Catalogue T56114.
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