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Sir John Skene: 'Scotiae Veteres Leges et Constitutiones'

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9301

Scope and Contents

An earlier MS of Regiam Majestatem. Scotiae veteres leges et constitutiones, 1607, describing laws of Scotland previous to James I (336 ff.). It contains laws from the time of Malcolm MacKenneth II to Robert III, as well as 'Leges Burgorum' (Laws of the Forest). On a flyleaf it reads 'Skenaei Leges Scotiae transcribed by James Mershall 1606 [=1607]. Leges Burgorum Scotiae'; the volume is signed throughout by Mershall. Most of the writing is in Latin, but the Laws of the Forest are in Scots.


  • Creation: 1607


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1 collection (1 volume Paper)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Formerly Phillipps MS.9491. Purchased by the Library at Christie's, 15 March 1995 (Bute Library sale), lot 333.


Contemporary reversed calf, rebacked.

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