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SOME OLD SCOTS JUDGES: ANECDOTES AND IMPRESSIONS

Gray, W. Forbes


Item #: 12681

Pages: xii, 317p.
Published: Union; Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.; 2005.

Subjects: BIOGRAPHY/WRITINGS ON LEGAL MINDS, LEGAL ANECDOTES

Gray draws on "anecdotes and contemporary testimony" toilluminate the personalities of Kames, Monboddo,Gardenstone, Braxfield, Hailes, Eskgrove, Balmuto, Newton,Hermand, Eldin, Jeffrey and Cockburn. As he states in thepreface, he attempts "to show what manner of men those oldScots jurisconsults were - to present a conspectus of theirphilosophy of life. Accordingly, much space is devoted tosetting forth their ideas and ideals, to recording theirhabits, their daily walk and conversation, their studies,their recreation, their manner of comporting themselves inthe various relationships of life. In short, every efforthas been made to shed as much light as possible upon theirmorals and their manners, their wit and their wisdom" (vi).Reprinted by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.Distributed by William S. Hein & Co., Inc.

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