An Introduction To the Knowledge of the Stile of Writs, Simple and Compound, Made use of in Scotland: Containing Directions for drawing Securities, in Cases which most commonly occur, with Examples according to the best modern Practice. Written for the Use of the Students in Spottiswoode’s College of Law, and now published for the common Good. The Third Edition with Additions.

  • Spotiswood, John
  • Edinburgh: Printed for William Brown and John Mosman, his Majesties Printers 1727


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8vo, pp. [xxiv], 413, [33]. Contemporary calf, spine divided by raised bands, red morocco label. Some scattered toning, marginal worm-trails to index. Rubbed, particularly to spine, spine-ends rather worn, label chipped. Crossed-out ink inscription to rear pastedown signed Mary.


John Spotiswood (1667-1728) qualified as an advocate in 1696 and began to teach law in 1702, producing this textbook as an aid to his teaching. The first edition was in 1707, with new ones following at roughly 10-year intervals and the spelling of the author's name slowly acquiring additional silent letters, until Spotiswood had become Spottiswoode by the 1750s.

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