Compendium containing copies of several treatises on Scots Law. Edit


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  • 17th century. (Creation)


  • 277 Leaves (Whole)



  • Conditions Governing Access

    Normal access conditions apply.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Normal reproduction conditions apply, subject to any copyright restrictions.

  • Arrangement

    ii folios + 550 pages.

  • Scope and Contents

    The contents are as follows:

    (i) 'Institution of the Colledge of Justice', describing the foundation of the College, its procedure and personnel (page i), preceded by an index (folio ii); it appears to have been written after 1613;

    (ii) Hope's ‘Minor practicks’ (page 45), preceded by an index (page 41);

    (iii) 'Practiques observed befor The Lords of Sessione Collected alphabeticallie be (?)rj from 1627 to 1637' (page 141), preceded by an index (page 133);

    (iv) Part of Hope's ‘Major practicks’ (page 389), from Tit. 13 of book V, 'Of commissaries' to Tit. 37 of book VI 'Of arreistment'; a few chapters within this sequence are omitted;

    (v) Three poems in a seventeenth-century hand: 'I hate a lazy lawland loun, I love a lusty Highland man'; 'Blist in eye, & possesst of her charms'; and 'Hail to ye myrtle shades, all hail to ye nymphs of ye field' (page 485);

    (vi) Styles (page 489);

    (vii) 'The Practick of diverse Interloquutors and caussis gevin and pronuncit In the Innerhous In presentia dominorum'; decisions, February-June 1629 (page 537).

  • Custodial History

    On folio i are the signatures of John Maxwell of Carse and other owners.