Annotated Collection of Scottish Criminal Cases from 1536 to 1730 Dreghorn, John Maclaurin, Lord [1734-1796]. Arguments, And Decisions, In Remarkable Cases, Before the High Court of Justiciary, And Other Supreme Courts, in Scotland. Collected by Mr. Maclaurin. Edinburgh: Printed for J. Bell, 1774. xv, [iv], xviii-xl, 776,  pp. Quarto (10-1/2" x 8-1/2"). Later paneled calf, rebacked retaining existing spine with raised bands, blind rules and lettering piece, endpapers renewed. Light rubbing and some minor nicks and scratches to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities. Moderate toning to interior, light foxing in a few places, three small later library stamps to title page. $350. * Only edition. Macluarin intended this collection for law students, those "who are called upon the constitution to serve as jurymen" and general readers seeking amusement. "[C]riminal cases, few of which are unintelligible to any person of education, may justly claim a more general attention: for no sum of money, no portion of land, can give rise to a judicial context, equally interesting with that in which the life or liberty of a man is at stake" (iii). English Short-Title Catalogue T94367.
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