1 volume (94 leaves) : paper ; 15.4 x 9.2 cm bound to 15.8 x 9.9 cm
Formatted Contents Note
The forms of process befor the Lords of Sessione Of kirks & benefices Of executors & aires Of entering air to lands ward Of infeftments Of uadsetts & reversion Of escheats gifts & de[ce?]arators Assignators & infeftments yeof Of jurisdictione Of judgements posessory & petitory Of rights personall & reall Of comprysings Of adjudications Of reductions & improba[ti]ons Of removings Of decreits & reduction yeof Of assignations Of taillizes.
A manuscript copy of 18 out of 24 chapters from Sir Thomas Hope's Minor praticks, a discourse on Scottish law. Hope's treatise was first published in 1725. The handwritten is often difficult to read and the spelling somewhat erratic.The quires are signed A-M.
Ms. codex. Title transcribed from caption of fol. 2r. Collation: Paper, fol. ii (modern paper) + 94 + ii (modern paper); A-L⁸ M⁶. Script: Written in cursive. Origin: Written in Scotland during the late seventeenth or early eighteenth century. Shelfmark: Berkeley, CA, the Robbins Collection, UC Berkeley School of Law, Robbins MS 298.
Formerly in the collections of J.L. Weir, John Miller, John Brouster, John Bogle or Boyle Thomas Brouster, Duncan Niven?, and John Feoun. Weir's ex libirs on upper pastedown with inscription dated 1938 inscribed on fly-leaf; signatures of John Miller, John Brouster, dated 1725, and John Boyle or Bogle, dated 1741, on fol. 1r; signatures of John M[?] Feoun, Duncan N[iven?] on fol. 94r; and signatures of Thomas Brouster and Johne Miller with date 1741 on fol. 94v.
Modern binding: quarter-bound brown calf-skin and cloth; gilt-tooled label on spine, "Minor practicks, Hope."
Publications About Described Materials Note
Minor practicks, or a treatise of the Scottish law. Edinburgh, Printed by Mr. Thomas Ruddiman; and sold by Will. Monro, 1726.
RBCAG Robbins MS 298
Restrictions: Inquiries concerning this item should be directed to the reference librarian for the Robbins Collection.