Book #72774
An Institute of the Laws of Scotland in Civil Rights With. Andrew MacDowall Bankton, Lord.
An Institute of the Laws of Scotland in Civil Rights With...

An Institute of the Laws of Scotland in Civil Rights With...

A Comparative-Law Response to the Act of Union Bankton, Andrew MacDowall, Lord [1685-1760]. An Institute of the Laws of Scotland in Civil Rights: With Observations Upon the Agreement or Diversity Between Them and the Laws of England. In Four Books. After the General Method of the Viscount of Stair's Institutions. Edinburgh: Printed by R. Fleming, for A. Kincaid and A. Donaldson, 1751-1753. Three volumes. xii, [ii], 696; [viii], 681; [iv], 190 pp. Folio (12-1/2" x 8"). Contemporary calf, raised bands, gilt ornaments and lettering pieces to spine, speckled edges, blind tooling to board edges. Light rubbing and minor scuffs to boards, somewhat heavier rubbing to extremities, light wear to corners, small chip to spine head of Volume I, front joint of Volume II and most hinges starting. Light toning to interiors, light soiling to margins in a few places in each volume, clean tear to fore-edge of leaf Eeeee 2 (pp. 387-388) of Volume I. A handsome set. $2,500. * First and only edition. With side-notes and comprehensive indexes. The 1707 Act of Union compelled Scottish and English jurists to comprehend each other's legal systems. As Bankton put it, "now, since the union of the two kingdoms, there is such an intercourse between subjects of South and North Britain, that it must be of great moment that the laws of both be generally understood, and their agreement or diversity attended to; so that people, in their mutual correspondence, may regulate themselves accordingly" (Preface). As one would expect of an eighteenth-century Scottish jurist, the arrangement of the Institute is strongly influenced by the Institutes of Justinian. English Short-Title Catalogue T90336.

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