Ancient Laws of Scotland Skene, John [?1543-1617]. Regiam Maiestatem Scotiae, Veteres Leges et Constitutiones, Ex Archivis Publicis, Et Antiquis Libris Manuscriptis Collectae, Recognitae, & Notis Iuris Civilis, Canonici, Nortmannici Auctoritate Confirmatis, Illustratae, Opera & Studio Ioannis Skenaei, Regiae Majestati a Concilii & Archivis Publicis. Annotantur in Margine, Concordantiae Iuris Divini, Legum Angliae, & Iuris Novissimi Scotiae quod Acta Parliamenti, Vulgo, Vocant. Catalogum Eorum quae in his Libris Continentur Vicesima Pagina, Indicat. Cum Duplici Indice, Altero Rerum, Altero Verborum Locupletissimo. London: Apud Ioannem Billium, 1613. [x], 172 ff.; 17,  pp., 19-122,  ff. Complete. Statuta, Sive Assisae Regis Wilhelmi, Regis Scotiae (caption title) has separate foliation and register. Folio (11-1/2"x 7-1/2"). Contemporary mottled calf, rebacked in period style sprinkled calf, gilt rules to boards, large gilt crests to centers of boards, raised bands and lettering piece to spine, hinges mended. A few minor nicks to boards, some rubbing to board edges with some wear to corners. Moderate toning to text, faint dampspotting in places, inkstains and dampstains to margins of a few leaves. $750. * London reissue of the first edition. Skene was the first great Scottish legal historian. First published in Edinburgh in 1609, Regiam Maistaten Scotiae is an important collection of medieval Scottish laws and constitutions. An important source for the history of civil procedure and criminal law in Scotland, it provides interesting comparisons with common, canon and civil law. English Short-Title Catalogue S117425.
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