A Catalogue of the Lords of Session, From the Institution of the...
Dalrymple's Biographies of the Lords of Session [Scotland]. [Court of Session]. [Dalrymple, Sir David (1726-1792), Compiler]. A Catalogue of the Lords of Session, From the Institution of the College of Justice, In the Year 1532. With Historical Notes. [Edinburgh?: s.n.], 1794. [iv], 18, 42 pp. Quarto (10" x 8-1/4"). Disbound stab-stitched pamphlet. Light toning, light foxing to a few leaves, small penciled "24" to foot of title page, internally clean. $450. * Second, expanded edition. An important figure in Scottish law and letters, Dalrymple, Lord Hailes, 3rd Baronet of Hailes, was an advocate, judge and historian. The present work is one of the earliest comprehensive biographies of the members of the Court of Session, covering the period from 1532-1793. First published in 1767, it was revised and expanded again in 1798. All editions are scarce. OCLC locates 2 copies of the second edition in North America, 1 in a law library (Yale). English Short-Title Catalogue T62289.
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