A Great Scottish Judge and Legal Writer Stair, James Dalrymple, Viscount [1619-1695]. The Decisions of the Lords of Council & Session, In the Most Important Cases Debate Before Them, With the Acts of Sederunt. As also, An Alphabetical Compend of the Decisions; With an Index of the Acts of Sederunt, And the Pursuers and Defenders Names. From June 1661. to July 1681. Part First, &c. Observed by Sir James Dalrymple of Stair, Knight and Baronet, &c. Edinburgh: Printed by the Heir of Andrew Anderson, 1683. [x], 1, , 419, 422-769, , 40 pp. Text continous despite pagination. [With] Stair, James Dalrymple, Viscount. The Decisions of the Lords of Council & Session, In the Most Important Cases Debate Before Them; From July 1671. to July 1681. As Also, An Alphabetical Compend of the Decisions; With an Index of the Pursuers and Defenders Names, For the Easier Finding Each Decision. Part Second. Observed by Sir James Dalrymple of Stair, Knight and Baronet, &c. Edinburgh: Printed by the heir of Andrew Anderson, Printer to His most Sacred Majesty; And Sold by George Mossman, 1687. [iv], 896, , 49,  pp. Complete set. Folio (11-1/2" x 7-1/4"). Contemporary calf, near-identical gilt spines with raised ends and recent matching lettering pieces, recent repairs to spine ends. Moderate rubbing and light scuffing to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities, corners bumped and somewhat worn, joints of first part starting at ends, hinges of first part cracked, its endleaves partially detached, chipped and edgeworn. Light toning, somewhat heavier in places, light soiling to title pages, faint dampstaining in places of first part, headlines of five leaves following title page slightly affected by trimming, early owner signatures and annotations to front endleaves. An attractive set. $750. * First editions. These volumes record decisions of Scotland's supreme judicial court from 1661 to 1681. Stair, was one of Scotland's greatest judges and legal authors, was Lord President of the Court of Session from 1671 to 1681. The Stair Society, the leading organization devoted to Scotland's legal history, is named in his honor. English Short-Title Catalogue R1208, R226245.
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