Category Archives: Spottiswoode

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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An obscure 450th anniversary for Glasgow: recrimination, reconciliation, and the gestation of children in the womb

Four hundred and fifty years ago this month, on 6 August 1563, a Scottish Protestant radical called John Willock sat in judgement as Superintendent of Glasgow and ‘the West’, and pronounced a sentence of the newly introduced Protestant divorce on … Continue reading

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Spottiswoode’s Practicks

Your blogger is lucky enough to own John Spottiswoode’s (or Spotswood’s) own copy of his edition of his grandfather’s Practicks of the Laws of Scotland. There was a sale of Spotswood’s library after his death (some 1292 items were auctioned), … Continue reading

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