by Forbes, William
1759. Forbes's Journal of the Session of Decisions, 1705-1713 Forbes, William [d. 1745]. A Journal of the Session. Containing the Decisions of the Lords of Council and Session, In the Most Important Cases, Heard and Determin'd from February 1705, Till November 1713: And the Acts of Sederunt Made in that Time. With A Preface, Containing an Historical Account of the Session, And the Form of Proceeding Therein; And An Alphabetical Abridgment of the Whole. Observed and Compiled by William Forbes Advocate, Professor of Law in the University of Glasgow. By Order of the Dean and Faculty of Advocates. Allowed by the Lords to be Printed for the Publick Good. Edinburgh: Printed for the Author, 1714. [iv], lii, 735, , 104 pp. Folio (12-1/2" x 8"). Recent library buckram, gilt institution name to boards, red and black lettering pieces and gilt institution name to spines, endpapers renewed. Light rubbing to extremities, corners bumped, tiny paint spatters to bindings in a few places. Title page printed in red and black. Library stamps to edges, preliminaries and rear endleaves, moderate toning and occasional light foxing to text. $450. * First edition. Forbes was the first Regius Professor of Law at the University of Glasgow, also dean, from 1714 until his death, also dean of the Faculty of Law, 1732 to 1734, and the quaestor of the University Library from 1736 to 1738. He was the first to teach Scots Law at a university. A second edition of his Journal was published in 1763. English Short-Title Catalogue T78865.
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