20 November 2003
FEUDAL SURVIVALS -- A Letter to an English Member of Parliament from a Gentleman in Scotland concerning the Slavish Dependencies which ... that Nation is still kept under by Superiorities, Wards, Reliefs and other remains of the Feudal Law, and by Clanships and Tithes. Edinburgh: J. M'Euen, 1721. (Title and one other leaf soiled.) FIRST EDITION. Reprinted in 1746 and 1747. Kress 3451 [Bound with:] Superiorities display'd: or, Scotland's Grievance by reason of the Slavish Dependencies of the People upon their Great Men. Edinburgh: R. Fleming, 1746. (Title and final leaf soiled.) 'First published in 1716' according to Kress, although ESTC lists no other edition under this title. Kress 4835. [and:] [Andrew Macdowall, Lord BANKTON (1685-1760)]. An Essay upo n Feudal Holdings, Superiorities, and Hereditary Jurisdictions in Scotland. London: R. Lee, 1747. FIRST EDITION.
Together 3 tracts, 8° (186 x 107mm), bound with 3 others. 19th-century half calf and marbled boards, spine titled in gilt: 'Tracts on Heretable Jurisdictions 1721-47' (upper cover detached). Provenance: Duncan McNeil (bookplate, [?]his manuscript list of tracts at front) -- Gilmour of Lundin and Montrave (bookplate).
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