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    Sir George MacKenzie. Observations on the Acts of Parliament, Made by King James the First, King James the Second, King James the Third, King James the Fourth, King James the Fifth, Queen Mary, King James the Sixth, King Charles the First, King Charles the Second. Wherein I. It is Observed, if they be in Desuetude, Abrogated, Limited, or Englarged. 2. The Decisions relating to these Acts are mention'd. 3. Some new Doubts not yet decided, are hinted at. 4. Parallel Citations from the Civil, Canon, Feudal and Municipal Laws, and the Laws of other Nations are adduc'd, for clearing these Statutes. Edinburgh: the Heir of Andrew Anderson, 1686. Krown & Spellman retail: $375. First edition. Folio. A4, B-6C2, ¦2. [8], 468, [4]p. Full contemporary calf, worn and peeling off of boards. Front and rear hinges broken. Banded spine with damage to head, tail, and body. Red speckled edges. Browning, foxing, dampstains. Notations in old hand throughout text. Ii gathering coming loose from binding. Slight worming in lower right corners of Aaaaa1-2, never effecting the text. From the Krown & Spellman Collection.

    More Information: Sir George MacKenzie (1636-91), learned writer and lawyer of Scotland, was held in high esteem by his contemporaries for his judicial wisdom, and he was both king's advocate and one of the lords of the privy-council in Scotland.  He was a proud supporter of his native land and founded the Lawyer's Library at Edinburgh (aka, the Advocate's Library) in 1689, it being a treasure-house of manuscripts, particularly regarding those works on the antiquities of Scotland.      Wing M184. ESTC r32044.

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