A Scottish Jurist Proposes Reform [Swinton, John (1723-1799)]. Considerations Concerning a Proposal for Dividing the Court of Session into Classes or Chambers; And for Limiting Litigation in Small Causes; And for the Revival of Jury-Trial in Certain Civil Actions. Edinburgh: Printed for Peter Hill, 1789. [iv], 129,  pp. Octavo (8-1/4" x 5"). Disbound, edges speckled red. Moderate toning, light soiling in a few places, somewhat heavier to first and final leaves, small hole to text block of leaf G3 (pp. 53-54) without loss to legibility, upper corner of final blank leaf lacking, early ownership signature (of John Macnab WS) to head of title page. $450. * Only edition. Swinton was a Scottish judge and senator of the College of Justice. In this anonymous work, he advocates several reforms to the Scottish legal system, including the broader application of trial by jury. English Short-Title Catalogue T162022.
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