A Seventeenth-Century Scottish "Case Book" [Scotland]. [Court of Session]. [Vallange, John, Editor]. A Collection of Decisions, Of the Lords of Council and Session, In Two Parts. The First Contains Decisions From July 1661, To July 1666. Observ'd by Sir John Gilmour of Craigmiller, President of the Colledge of Justice. The Second Part Contains Decisions from November 1681, To January 1686. Observ'd by Sir David Falconer of Newton, President of the Colledge of Justice. Never Before Publish'd. Revised and Corrected, According to the Most Authentick Manuscript Copies, And Augmented with a Table of the Names of the Pursuer and Defender; And with a Table of the Matter, Containing not Only the Determination of the Lords in the Cause, But also the Positions of Law Made Use of in the Pleading, Which May Serve for an Alphabetical Compend. As Likeways the Acts of Sederunt from 1681 to 1691. And Continued to 1696. With an Indice of the Same Acts. Edinburgh: Printed by James Watson, For John Vallange Book-Seller, 1701. 8, , 136, ; [ii], 80, ; [ii], 32; 15,  pp. Three parts, each with individual title page, pagination and index. Copyright slip pasted to front endleaf, two errata slips pasted to rear free endpaper. Quarto (8-1/4" x 6-3/4"). Contemporary mottled calf with recent period-style plain-calf rebacking, blind rules to boards, gilt title and raised bands to spine, hinges mended. Light rubbing to board edges, corners bumped. Moderate toning, light foxing in places, final index leaf of Part I partially detached with moderate wear and a few chips to edges. $750. * Only edition. With thorough subject indexes. This collection is notable because each decision is headed by a brief statement outlining its underlying legal principal. In this regard it is a forerunner to a casebook, a point indicated in the title, which says the reports contain "not only the determination of the lords in the cause, but also the positions of law made use of in the pleading, which may serve for an alphabetical compend," that is, a student notebook of exemplary cases. English Short-Title Catalogue T78113.
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