A Scarce Scottish Anthology of Legal Maxims Halkerston, Peter [d. 1833?]. A Collection of Latin Maxims & Rules, In Law and Equity, Selected from the Most Eminent Authors, On the Civil, Canon, Feudal, English and Scots Law, With an English Translation, And an Appendix of Reference to the Authorities from Which the Maxims are Selected. Edinburgh: J. Anderson and Co., 1823. [viii], 198 pp. Tipped-in advertisement leaf. Octavo (8-1/2" x 5"). Recent library buckram, red and black lettering pieces and paper shelf label to spine, small security tag and embossed library name to front board, library stamps to edges of text block, endpapers added, hinges reinforced. Some rubbing to spine ends and corners, chipping to lettering pieces, small bookseller ticket to front pastedown, front free endpaper nearly detached. Moderate toning to text, light foxing in a few places, signature erased from half-title, library stamps to title page and a few other leaves. $250. * Only edition. "Maxims are general principles. General principles afford the most beneficial subjects of reflection; hence it is obvious, that the memory cannot be too well stored with Maxims. With regard to law, Maxims are the pillars upon which the system is erected. When the memory is stored with them, the lawyer can have no difficulty in his practice, to fill up the outline" (Preface). OCLC locates 11 copies in North American law school libraries. Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 5:49.
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