"Observations upon Sir George Mackenzie's Institutions of the Law of Scotland delivered by Mr. John Spotiswood of that Ilk Advocate &c., to the Students in their Colledges, collected by some of their Students. Dumfries. Written in Anno 1717". Edit




  • 1717. (Creation)


  • 251 Leaves (Whole)



  • Conditions Governing Access

    Normal access conditions apply.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Normal reproduction conditions apply, subject to any copyright restrictions.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Bought, 1946.

  • Custodial History

    The manuscript was bought by the National Library of Scotland with the aid of the Reid Fund.

    There is the following mark of ownership: 'John Johnston, Writer, Dumfries, His Book'.

  • Arrangement

    xvii folios + 468 pages.

  • Scope and Contents

    Prefaced by an 'account of the most part of the books extant either in print or manuscript upon the Scots Law', and concluded by 'Ane Advice by Mr. Spotiswood to his students of Law as to there reading in the vaccance'.

  • Related Materials

    For a similar manuscript see MS.3413.

  • Bibliography

    Mackenzie, George, Sir. 'The institutions of the law of Scotland' (Edinburgh, 1684).