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ERSKINE, John
An institute of the law of Scotland. In four books. In the order of Sir George Mackenzie's Institutions of that law.
1785. I am limited to 12 photos on eBay, but I have many more photos on my website...just ask. In the mid-17th-century, Scottish lawyer and jurist George Mackenzie published an important treatise entitled 'Institutions of the Law of Scotland.' This book would become one of the single most important works of law in the English language, especially in Scotland. It influenced subsequent lawyers and teachers of law, including John Erskine who published his own 'Institute of the Law of Scotland' decades later. Erskine used many of Mackenzie's principles and expanded Mackenzie's work to make one of the most reliable references and oft-cited books in Scottish courts. Contents include laws regarding: · Witchcraft, Sorcery, Cursing of God, & Blasphemy · Marriage, Divorce, & Adultery · Murder, Assassination, & Dueling · Rape, Incest, Sodomy, & Bestiality · Suicide, Torture, & Prison · Gypsies, Beggars, & Vagabonds · Plus much more! Eighteenth century printings of Erskine's 'Institutes' are exceedingly rare; in fact, none of this second edition or the first are found elsewhere. A true treasure. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books (schilb_antiquarian_books) [Columbia, Missouri, US]
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