A Rare Scottish Dictionary on Criminal Law Angus, John W. Shearer, R.B., Editor. A Dictionary of Crimes and Offences According to the Law of Scotland, with appendix relating to criminal Jurisdiction. Edinburgh: William Green & Sons, 1895. 538,  pp. Octavo (7-1/4" x 4-3/4"). Publisher's blue cloth, blind rules to boars, gilt title to spine, black coated endpapers. A few tiny spots to spine, binding slightly cocked, light toning to text, embossed owner stamp to front free endpaper. $500. * First edition. "Mr. Angus' publication possesses high merits, and will be of great utility. There is a large number of police burghs that have not yet availed themselves of their powers to erect local police courts. As this is done, the newly-elected magistrates and the assessors who have to guide them will seek for information both reliable and in handy form for rapid reference. The present work will give them light on almost all the ordinary cases that come before police courts.": J.B. Baxter, The Juridical Review 7 (1894) 193-194. A third edition was published in 1936. All editions are rare. OCLC locates 2 copies of the first edition in North America (Northwestern University Law School, Osgoode Hall). Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 5:6.
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