Heads for A Bill to Amend The Law Concerning Taillies In that part of Great Britain called Scotland. By the Faculty of Advocates.

  • (Scots Law)
  • Edinburgh: Printed in the Year 1765


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8vo, pp. 16. Later plain paper wrappers, blue cloth spine. A little light spotting, title page and wrapper lightly soiled, wrappers chipped to top edge.


A reasonably scarce pamphlet, with ESTC listing 8 copies, evenly split between Britain and North America. It proposes an amendment to the inheritance law of Scotland, with particular reference to the Entail Act 1685, a much-amended act which 'related to a subject which affected very materially the welfare not only of landowners, but of tenants, and the public generally in Scotland' according to Lord Advocate Edward Gordon, seeking a further amendment in 1875. The Entail Act was finally repealed in 2004.

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