The Union of Scotland and England Nicolson, William, Lord Bishop of Carlisle [1665-1727]. Leges Marchiarum, Or Border-Laws: Containing Several Original Articles and Treaties, Made and Agreed upon by the Commissioners of the Respective Kings of England and Scotland, For the Better Preservation of Peace and Commerce upon the Marches of Both Kingdoms: From the Reign of Henry III. To the Union of the Two Crowns, in King James I. With a Preface, And an Appendix of Charters and Records Relating to the Said Treaties. London: Printed for Mess. Hamilton and Balfour, Booksellers in Edinburgh, 1747. [iv], xxxiv, 262 pp. 12mo. (6-1/2" x 4"). Recent period-style quarter calf over paper-covered boards, endpapers renewed. Negligible light rubbing to extremities, a few tiny nicks to spine. Moderate toning to interior, light foxing in a few places, crack in text block between A12 and a1 (pp. xxii and xxiii), early owner inscription to head of title page, later small library stamp to verso. $450. * Second and final edition, a reissue of the first edition, 1705. Nicholson, Lord Bishop of Carlisle, was a strong advocate of the union of England and Scotland. Published two years before the Act of Union, his Leges Marchiarum addresses the legal issues that will confront the union of these two states. English Short-Title Catalogue T56114.
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