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 K. James I. With a Preface, and an Appendix of Charters and Records, Relating to the Said Treaties. London: Printed for Tim. Goodwin, 1705. [vi], lvi, 388,  pp. Includes four-page publisher catalogue. Lacking half-title. Octavo (7-1/4" x 4-1/2"). Later cloth, gilt title to spine, edges rouged. Light rubbing, light soiling to boards, some fading to spine, front joint starting at head, corners bumped, front hinge cracked, rear hinge starting at head, endleaves renewed, later bookseller description glued to front pastedown, later ownership signature (of G.W. Levin?) to front free endpaper. Moderate toning to interior, occasional light foxing, slight crack to text block between pp. 112-113, all signatures secure. $200. * First edition. 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 numerous issues regarding the union of these two states. A second edition was published in 1747. English Short-Title Catalogue T56114.
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