Kames's "Select Decisions" [Kames, Henry Home, Lord (1696-1782)]. Select Decisions of the Court of Session, From the Year 1752 to the Year 1768. Collected by a Member of the Court. Edinburgh: Printed by Neill and Company, For John Bell, 1780. xvii, , 251 [i.e.351],  pp. Folio (12" x 7-1/2"). Recent library buckram, gilt institution name to boards, red and black lettering pieces and gilt institution name to spine, endpapers renewed. Light rubbing to extremities. Library stamps to edges, preliminaries and rear endleaves. Light toning to interior, light foxing to a few leaves, "S402" and "62" in an early hand to title page. $500. * First edition. The leading Scottish jurist of his day and an important figure of the Scottish Enlightenment, Lord Kames influenced David Hume, James Boswell and Adam Smith. He compiled three books of decisions of the Court of Session, Scotland's supreme civil court. Select Decisions was his third and final collection. A second edition was issued in 1799. Like his other collections, it anticipates the intention of the modern casebook by restricting its selection to cases that illustrate fundamental legal principles. English Short-Title Catalogue N21680.
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