Divorce and the Conflict of Laws [Trial]. Gordon, Mary Margaret Pye, Alleyne H. A Report of the Judgment Delivered in the Supreme Consistorial Court of Scotland, By the Honourable the Judges of that Court, In the Divorce Cause of Mrs. Mary Margaret Gordon, Or Pye, The Wife, Against Lieut. Col. Pye, The Husband, As Printed in the Appendix of the Lord Advocate's Petition to the Court of Session in Scotland. [Edinburgh?]: S.n., . 97 pp. Quarto (9-1/2" x 7-3/4"). Disbound. Light soiling to exterior, light rubbing to extremities, "11" in early hand to head of title page. Moderate toning to interior, faint spotting to a few leaves. $500. * Only edition. An interesting case that involved the conflict of English and Scottish divorce law, Gordon v. Pye held that a Scottish court did not have the power to dissolve the marriage of two English subjects who married in England and were currently living there. It is one of a group of Scottish cases cited by Story in his discussion of marriage in Commentaries on the Conflict of Laws (1834). No print copies of this report located on OCLC. Library Hub locates a printed copy at the British Library. We located additional printed copies at Harvard Law School and Yale Law School. Catalogue of the Library of the Harvard Law School (1909) II:1086.
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