Volume containing inter alia translations or copies, 1706 or after, of treatises on maritime law, chancery styles, and Crown patrimony, an index to Stair’s ‘Institutions of the Law of Scotland’, and copies of Scottish patents, 16th and 17th century. Edit

Summary

Identifier
Adv.MS.6.2.2

Dates

  • 16th century-1706. (Creation)

Extents

  • 0.00 linear metres (Whole)
    i + 291 folios. Quarto.

Subjects

Notes

  • Scope and Contents

    The manuscript is in the hand of Robert Mylne, and his initials are recorded on the inside front cover. The latest document is dated 1706, and the manuscript was probably written soon after that date. On the flyleaf a contemporary hand has written `This Book Considering the Valuable Miscellanies therein cannot be sold under ten dollars at least [[ … ]] I.V.G.`

  • Bibliography

    On the collections of European laws recorded in the manuscript see ‘The Black Book of the Admiralty’, edited by Sir Travers Twiss, 4 volumes, London, 1871-1876. On their importance for Scots law, see A R G McMillan, `Admiralty and Maritime Law`, in ‘The Sources and Literature of Scots Law’, The Stair Society, 1936, pages 325-332.

  • Other Finding Aids

    There is an index to the volume on folios 289-291.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Presented, 1925, by the Faculty of Advocates to the nation on the foundation of the National Library of Scotland.

  • Custodial History

    The manuscript was Quarto 17 in the sale of Robert Mylne`s books in 1748.

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