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Author: Stewart, Sir James (but not here named) Title: AN INDEX or ABRIDGEMENT OF THE ACTS OF PARLIAMENT made by K.James the I, II, III, IV, V, QUEEN MARY, Ja.VI, KING CHARLES I AND CHARLES II. Kings and Queens of Scotland. Digested into Heads, Set down after the Order of the Alphabet.
Description: Edinburgh Scotland, Printed by John Reid 1685 Crowned thistle & rose above imprint of titlepage, the same pair of emblem above List of the Heads". . Duodecimo (153x85mm) original boards re-spined in brown cloth (tips bumped), 292pp (signatures A-N6 collated complete). Last few leaves with lower marginal damp tide mark but paper strong and crisp, no impact on text. Titlepage a bit wrinkled and marked to gutter margin and minor signs of use, but overall in VG condition. Caligraphic signature "Wm. Reid" on back of titlepage, maybe a relative of the printer John Reid (d. 1712). *This Index & Abridgement covers all Scottish Parliamentary Acts for years 1424-1685 (from the reign of James I), e.g. penalties for drunkeness, swearing, and treason, ending with the chaotic reign of James II/VII. It includes Acts regulating the playing of foot-ball and Golfe, and laws relating to closer union between England and Scotland (referenced by ESTC R22587, Aldis, H.G. Scotland 2527).
Keywords: Scotland legislation laws history
Price: GBP 132.00 = appr. US$ 188.49 Seller: Abbey Antiquarian Books
- Book number: V75231
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