An Eighteenth-Century Synopsis of Scottish Criminal Law Bayne, Alexander [d. 1737]. Institutions of the Criminal Law of Scotland. For the Use of the Students Who Attend the Lectures of Alexander Bayne, J.P. Edinburgh: Printed for, And Sold by Gideon Crawfurd, 1748. [ii], 70 pp. Octavo (6-1/2" x 3-1/2"). Recent buckram, gilt title to spine, endpapers renewed. Light toning to interior, faint offsetting to last two leaves, underlining and small marks to margins in pencil in a few places. $300. * Second edition. A lawyer and man of letters, Bayne studied law in Edinburgh and Leiden. He lived in London for several years and was friendly with Richard Steele and other literary figures. He also had a strong interest in music. His Institutions was a companion volume for a course of lectures at the University of Edinburgh. The first edition was published in 1730. Both editions are scarce. OCLC locates 7 copies of the second edition, 2 in North American law libraries (Berkeley, Harvard). English Short-Title Catalogue T127501.
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