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An Abridgment of the Public Statutes in Force and Use Relative to Scotland, From the Union, in the Fifth Year of Queen Anne to the Twenty-Seventh Year of His Present Majesty King George III Inclusive

In Two Volumes

By John Swinton

1788 - Edinburgh - Peter Hill

10" by 8.5"; (xi) ccxix; cviii [+ table and index].

 
 
 
 


 

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An uncommon set of An Abridgment of the Public Statutes in Force and Use Relative to Scotland by John Swinton.

Complete in two volumes.

John Swinton, Lord Swinton (172399) was a Scottish lawyer, judge and writer.

The son of John Swinton of Swinton, Berwickshire, advocate, by his wife Mary, daughter of Samuel Semple, minister of Liberton, he was admitted advocate on 20 December 1743, Appointed sheriff-depute of Perthshire in June 1754, in April 1766 he became solicitor for renewal of leases of the bishops' tithes, and solicitor and advocate to the commissioners for plantation of kirks in Scotland.

Swinton was elevated to the Scottish bench, with the title of Lord Swinton, on 21 December 1782, and, on the promotion of Robert McQueen of Braxfield in 1788, was also made a lord of justiciary. He retained both appointments till his death, at his residence, Dean House, Edinburgh, on 5 January 1799.

CONDITION

Re-bound in contemporary red buckram cloth bindings with gilt lettering to the spines. Externally, generally smart, lightly rubbed in places. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean. Overall: NEAR FINE.

 


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