Category Archives: Old Books

Blackstone Exhibition

Sir William Blackstone (1723-1780) is one of the most important ever writers on law. He is up there with the Gods of Ulpian, Pothier and Savigny. His story is well known, so there is little need to rehearse it. Suffice it … Continue reading

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Rare Books of Scottish Provenance: Los Angeles County Law Library Sale

On 5 March 2014, Bonham’s in London auctioned some rare books, the property of the Los Angeles Law Library. A number of these had a Scottish association or provenance that illuminates aspects of Scottish Legal History. The first worth noting, … Continue reading

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Anton Schultingh (1659-1734)

Anton Schulting or Schultingh (1659-1734), after teaching privately at Leiden, where he took his doctorate, held chairs at Harderwijk, Franeker, and Leiden. He is generally best known as a member of the Dutch elegant school of Roman Law (eg van … Continue reading

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Freedom of the Seas

Readers of ths blog may be interested in the new Exhibition in the Rare Books Department of the Yale Law School Library. This is devoted to Freedom of the Seas, focusing around the publication of Mare Liberum on behalf of the … Continue reading

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Important Books Return to Edinburgh

In 1544, an English knight looted a set of 16 books – 15 of which were on Civil or Canon law – from Edinburgh. Until recently these were in the Athenaeum in Liverpool. They have now been acquired by the … Continue reading

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