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TREATISE ON THE GAME LAWS OF SCOTLAND;

With an Appendix, containing the Principal Statutes and Forms.

BY ALEXANDER FORBES IRVINE,

SHERIFF OP ARGYLL.

In One Volume 8vo, price 15s.,

A TREATISE ON THE LAW OF SCOTLAND

RELATING TO RIGHTS OF FISHING;

Comprising the Law affecting Sea-fishing, Salmon-fishing, Trout

fishing, Oyster and Mussel fishing, etc. With an Appendix of Statutes and Bye-laws.

BY CHARLES STEWART,

ADVOCATE. * It is a very complete and compendious treatise, and contains almost all the information that could be desired as to the law at present in force. ... The simplicity of the arrangement adds to the value of the work, making it easy to find at once, even without the help of an index, almost anything that may be wanted.'- Courant.

In demy 8vo, Third Edition, price 188.,

A DIGEST OF THE LAW OF SCOTLAND

RELATIXG TO

THE POOR, THE PUBLIC HEALTH,
And other Matters managed by Parochial Boards.

BY JOHN GUTHRIE SMITH,

ADVOCATE.

* This volume will be found very useful, not only by the professional lawyers, but by laymen, to whom, as members of parochial boards and inspectors, the administration of the Poor and Public Health Law is entrusted.'—Journal of Jurisprudence.

EDINBURGH: T. & T. CLARK, 38 GEORGE STREET.

To Justices of the Peace, Magistrates, Country Gentlemen, Lawyers,

Accountants, Parochial Boards, Clergymen, Merchants, etc. etc.

In One Volume, demy 8vo, Fourth Edition, price £1, 11s. Bd.,

A DIGEST

OF THE

LAW OF SCOTLAND; ;

WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO THE

OFFICE AND DUTIES.OF A JUSTICE OF THE PEACE.

BY HUGH BARCLAY, LL.D.,

SHERIFF-SUBSTITUTE OF PERTHSHIRE.

Fourth Edition, Revised and Enlarged.

OPINIONS OF THE PRESS.

From The Scotsman.' "The book appears, in its present form, to be brought down to date with care and accuracy, and it deserves to retain the good opinion of the special public to whom it is addressed.'

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“Potius ignoratio juris litigiosa est, quani scientia"

-CICERO, De Leg. i. c. 6

EDINBURGH
T. & T. CLARK, 38 GEORGE STREET

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PREFACE TO THE FIFTH EDITION.

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THE

THE Editor has in this edition followed substantially

the same course as in the last one, namely, added to and altered the text to bring it into conformity with the present state of legislation and decision so far as the limits of the work permit. In doing so he has found the requisite changes on the text to be rather more extensive than in the last edition. The chapter on Bills and that on Patents have, in consequence of the recent Acts affecting those subjects, with the exception of a few sections, been entirely rewritten, and somewhat enlarged. On the other hand, the Marriage Notice Act has been given in rather less detail than before; and the subjects of Deathbed, Conquest, and Burgage Tenure, which had ceased to form parts of the law before the date of the last edition, have been eliminated altogether from this one.

In view of the great simplification wrought in the law of Entail by the culminating Act of 1882, the Editor has not considered it necessary to retain the chapter on Entail (which consisted, in previous editions, chiefly of an analysis of the Rutherfurd Act) in its former length, but has, with the exception of some introductory sections, inserted instead a new and shortened account of the present state of the law.

The chapter on Bills has had the advantage of revisal by Mr. W. D. Thorburn, Advocate, author of a Commentary on the Bills Act; that on Patents, of Mr.

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