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Item #76928 The Decisions of the Lords of Council and Session... 2 vols. 1759. John Lauder Fountainhall, Lord.
The Decisions of the Lords of Council and Session... 2 vols. 1759

The Decisions of the Lords of Council and Session... 2 vols. 1759

Fountainhall's Decisions Fountainhall, John Lauder, Lord [1646-1722]. The Decisions of the Lords of Council and Session, From June 6th, 1678, To July 30th, 1712. Collected by the Honourable Sir John Lauder of Fountainhall, One of the Senators of the College of Justice. Containing also the Transactions of the Privy Council, Of the Criminal Court, And Court of Exchequer, And Interspersed with a Variety of Historical Facts, And Many Curious Anecdotes. Published from the Original Manuscript, In the Library of the Faculty of Advocates, At Their Desire. Edinburgh: Printed for G. Hamilton and J. Balfour, 1759-1761. 2 volumes. [ii], 830; [ii], 790 pp. Signatures 3K and 3L bound out of order; text complete. Folio (12-1/2" x 7-1/2"). Contemporary speckled calf, gilt monogram ("P") to center of boards, gilt-edged raised bands, gilt volume numbers and lettering pieces to spines, tiny later shelf label to head of Vol. I spine, blind tooling to board edges, edges of text block rouged. Light rubbing and a few shallow scratches to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities, joints cracked, chipping to spine ends, head of Vol. II spine mended, corners bumped and worn, hinges starting, later armorial bookplates (of William Arthur, Sixth Duke of Portland) to front pastedowns, light foxing and faint offsetting to preliminaries. Moderate toning to interior, occasional light foxing, light soiling in a few places, later penciled annotations to heads of title pages. $300. * Only edition. Fountainhall was one of Scotland's leading jurists. He remains an often-consulted authority in Scots law. English Short-Title Catalogue T78741.

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