Manuscript Precedent Book, Edinburgh, 1776 [Manuscript]. [Scotland]. A Collection of the Stiles of Personal Rights and Diligence. Personal and Real. Volume I. Edinburgh, 1776. 355,  pp. With an index. Quarto (8" x 6-1/4"). Contemporary quarter calf over marbled boards, raised bands, gilt fillets, lettering piece reading "Stiles" and contemporary paper hand-lettered shelf label to spine. Moderate rubbing and a few ink spots to boards, joints starting at head, light creasing to spine, rubbing to extremities with notable wear to spine ends, board edges and corners, which are bumped, front and rear endleaves lacking, along with final index leaf. Text in attractive clear hand. Light toning, light foxing and stains from pressed flora in a few places. $650. * A neatly organized precedent book with text copied from various contemporary Scottish and English sources. The designation of "Volume I" and paper spine label suggest this manuscript was part of a set of volumes used in a law office. Topics covered in this book include land law, bonds, assignation and inheritance. The index contains entries from "Adjudication" to "Suspension."
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