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Item #79170 A Collection and Abridgement of Celebrated Criminal Trials in. Hugo Arnot.
A Collection and Abridgement of Celebrated Criminal Trials in...

A Collection and Abridgement of Celebrated Criminal Trials in...

First Edition of the Most Famous Collection of Scots Trials Arnot, Hugo [1749-1786]. A Collection and Abridgement of Celebrated Criminal Trials In Scotland, From A.D. 1536, To 1784. With Historical and Critical Remarks. Edinburgh: Printed for the Author; by William Smellie, 1785. xxiii, [1], 400 pp. Without the additional leaf of "Subscribers Omitted." Quarto (10-1/2" x 8-1/4"). Later three-quarter calf over paper covered boards, central gilt arms to boards, rebacked with raised bands, lettering piece and gilt author and date, endleaves renewed. Light rubbing and a few small faint stains to boards, a few tiny nicks and scuffs to spine, moderate rubbing and light wear to board edges, corners bumped and worn. Light toning to interior, occasional light foxing, small tears to top-edges of a few leaves not affecting text. $250. * First edition. According to Walker, Arnot's work contains the only accounts of many trials otherwise unknown. Contents include chapters on treason, murder, piracy, forgery, incest, adultery, blasphemy, witchcraft and crimes against religion and the state among others. With a twelve-page list of over 800 subscribers that includes the Prince of Wales, Adam Smith, Thomas Erskine and Lord Chancellor Thurlow. Walker, The Oxford Companion to Law 79. English Short-Title Catalogue T142881.

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