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OF THE

LAW OF SCOTLAND.

BY JOHN HILL BURTON, ADVOCATE,
Author of a Treatise on the Law of Bankruptcy, Insolvency, and Mercantile

Sequestration in Scotland.

THE

LAW OF PRIVATE RIGHTS

AND

OBLIGATIONS.

Second Edition, Enlarged.

EDINBURGH:
OLIVER & BOYD, TWEEDDALE COURT.

LONDON : SIMPKIN, MARSHALL, & co.

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ADVERTISEMENT.

The present volume embraces those portions of the original edition of “the Manual of the Law of Scotland” which relate to the private rights and obligations of individuals, whether arising from contract or from the operation of the law. Some additions have been made, embracing departments which had been either overlooked or but partially attended to in the first edition; and an effort has been made, by noticing the substance of recent legislation and the principles of late decisions, to carry the law down to the present day. The general scope of the volume relates to property and its tenures, the domestic relations, succession, contracts, and transmissions; the remedies for the fulfilment of obligations, the law of debtor and creditor, and the commercial code in general.

In some departments of the book the Author has made occasional references to his more elaborate and detailed work on the Law of Bankruptcy in Scotland, which the reader will understand as merely a brief method of citing the authorities which may be found at length in that book, in support of the principles embodied in the abridged compilation.

The Author has prefixed to the volume a notice of the History of the Law of Scotland, the sources whence it is derived, and the literature in which it may be studied, calculated, he hopes, to be useful to the student in the absence of any more full and authoritative work on this important subject.

EDINBURGH, April 1847.

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