MacKenzie on Acts of the Scottish Parliament MacKenzie, Sir George [1636-1691]. Observations on the Acts of Parliament, Made by King James the First, King James the Second, King James the Third, King James the Fourth, King James the Fifth, Queen Mary, King James the Sixth, King Charles the First, King Charles the Second. Wherein 1. It is Observ'd, if They be in Desuetude, Abrogated, Limited, Or Enlarged. 2. The Decisions Relating to These Acts are Mention'd. 3. Some New Doubts not Yet Decided, Are Hinted at. 4. Parallel Citations from the Civil, Canon, Feudal and Municipal Laws, And the Laws of Other Nations are Adduc'd, for Clearing These Statutes. Edinburgh: Printed by the Heir of Andrew Anderson, 1686. [viii], 468,  pp. Folio (11" x 7"). Eighteenth-century speckled calf, gilt spine with raised bands and lettering piece. Light scratches and scuffing to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities, corners bumped and lightly worn, hinges cracked, minor worming and large armorial bookplate (of the House of Abercairny) to front pastedown. Light toning to text, light foxing to a few leaves. An appealing copy. $350. * Only edition. Mackenzie was Lord Advocate during the reigns of Charles II and James II. He was an important jurist, scholar and author, and the founder of the Advocates Library, which is now the national law library for Scotland. Observations considers acts from 1406 to 1685. This work was reissued in 1687. English Short-Title Catalogue R32044.
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