"A Model for the Most Useful Form of Law Reports" Fergusson, James, Sir, Lord Kilkerran [1688-1759]. [Fergusson, George (1743-1827), Lord Hermand, Editor]. Decisions of the Court of Session, From the Year 1738 to the Year 1752. Collected and Digested into the Form of a Dictionary. By Sir James Fergusson of Kilkerran, Baronet, One of the Senators of the College of Justice. Published by His Son. Edinburgh: Printed for Neill & Company, 1775. Two volumes. iv, 631,  pp. Lacking final advertisement leaf. Folio (12" x 7-1/2"). Recent library buckram, gilt institution name to boards, red and black lettering pieces and gilt institution name to spine, endpapers renewed. Light rubbing to extremities, tiny paint spatters to bindings in a few places. Library stamps to edges, preliminaries and rear endleaves, light toning to text, cellotape repairs to minor tears to title page and following leaf. $250. * Only edition. Fergusson was a highly regarded judge of the High Court of Justiciary, Scotland's supreme criminal court. According to Tytler, the "decisions which he has recorded during the period when he sat as a judge of the supreme court exhibit the clearest comprehension and the soundest views of jurisprudence, and will for ever serve as a model for the most useful form of law reports": Tytler, Memoirs of the Life and Writings of the Honourable Henry Home of Kames I:52-53. English Short-Title Catalogue N6863.
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