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“The Sett, or Decreet Arbitral of King James VI” is a rare 1683 treatise concerning the foundational principles of the politics and government of the City of Edinburgh, Scotland. Edited and collected by William Ramsay, this book includes the king’s role in formation of English laws, acts of town councils, election of magistrates and officials, role of deacons and other clergy, laws on trade and finance, as well as much more.

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“The Sett, or Decreet Arbitral of King James VI” is a rare 1683 treatise concerning the foundational principles of the politics and government of the City of Edinburgh, Scotland. Edited and collected by William Ramsay, this book includes the king’s role in formation of English laws, acts of town councils, election of magistrates and officials, role of deacons and other clergy, laws on trade and finance, as well as much more.

 

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JAMES, King of England

 

The sett, or decreet arbitral of King James the 6th: Of blessed memory. Deciding all differences betwixt merchants and trades, anent the government of the city of Edinburgh: as it is registrat in the books of Council and Session, and ratified in Parliament. Together with the Acts of the town council, determining the time of the continuation of the Provost, Dean of Gild, and Thesaurer, to be no longer then one or two years together at one time. The magistrats and council of this city, ordains the sett, decreet arbitral, and the same Acts of the town council, to be printed and published.

 

Edinburgh: Printed by the heir of Andrew Anderson printer to His most Sacred Majesty, city and colledge, 1683. First edition.

 

Details:

  • Collation: 2 parts in 1
    • ‘The Sett…’
      • [10], 34
    • ‘Acts of Town Council…’
      • [2], 14, [4]
      • Wanting pg. 15-16
    • References: Wing S 2647; Goldsmiths’ 2541;
    • Provenance: Armorial Engraving
      • The City of Edinburgh’s public library inserted an engraved plate with the Edinburgh armorial and motto, “Nisi Dominus Frustra” at some point in the book’s life, most likely between late 17th century to mid-18th
    • Language: English
    • Binding: Leather
      • Visible repair at inner hinges
    • Size: ~6in X 3.5in (15cm x 9cm)

 

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8627

Categories

Law & Government

Religion

Authors

JAMES, King of England

Printing Date

17th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent