Digested Decisions of the Court of Session, 1733-1754 Elchies, Patrick Grant, Lord [1690-1754]. Morison, William M. [b. 1821], Editor. Decisions of the Court of Session, From the Year 1733 to the Year 1754. Collected and Digested into the Form of a Dictionary, by Patrick Grant of Elchies, Esq. One of the Senators of the College of Justice. Edited from the Original Manuscript by William Maxwell Morison, Esq. Advocate. Edinburgh: Printed for Archibald Constable and Co., 1813. Two volumes. (iv, lxiv, ; 523, 30,  pp. Quarto (10" x 8"). 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. Library stamps to edges, preliminaries and rear endleaves, light toning to text, annotations in early hand in a few places. $300. * Only edition. Grant, Lord Elchies was a judge of the Court of Session, Scotland's supreme civil court. He was, to cite the Dictionary of National Biography, "a man with a strong grasp of legal principles and power of reasoning, and an intuitive perception of the law." Volume I contains decisions digested alphabetically by topic; Volume II contains Lord Elchies's notes. Dictionary of National Biography VII:400. Wallace, The Reporters 553.
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