‘Laws and customs of Scotland in matters criminal’ (Edinburgh, 1699) by Sir George Mackenzie of Rosehaugh, Lord Advocate, with manuscript notes by the author's son-in-law, Sir James Mackenzie, Lord Royston, and with further notes in another and later hand. Edit


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  • 1699. (Creation)


  • 554 Leaves (Whole)



  • Conditions Governing Access

    Normal access conditions apply.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Normal reproduction conditions apply, subject to any copyright restrictions.

  • Arrangement

    iii + 551 folios (including 442 printed pages).

  • Scope and Contents

    The manuscript notes are for the greatest part extensive interleavings in the printed volume. Those on the first Title of Part 1 are late copies, probably from Adv.MS.25.3.15, which is also an interleaved volume of the same work, annotated by Lord Royston, similar to this but not identical. There is a letter to Thomas Thomson, Deputy Clerk Register, pasted on the inside of the front cover; a note on the manuscript by George Neilson (folio ii verso); and an index by Neilson (folio 549). There is also an address by Neilson entitled, 'Nugae Curiales' (folio 458), 'read to XIII Club, 15 December, 1911'.