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Riddell, John Remarks Upon Scotch Peerage Law, As Connected With Certain Points in the Late Case of the Earldom of Devon; to which are added, desultory observations upon the nature and descent of Scotch Peerages &c &c , Edinburgh: Thomas Clark, 1833

First edition. Publisher's cloth, paper label to spine Pagination: [4], xii, 205. Contents: Import of Heirs-Male in Scotland in the case of honours (Case of Kirkcudbright; Case of Annandale; Case of Murray); Import of the term heirs in certain cases (Patent of Nairn; Case of the Earldom of Airth, or Menteith; Case of the Marr succession; Lordship of Man, an ancient Scottish peerage; Barony of Torphichen; Barony of Hume of Berwick); The clause of precedence with respect to the honours in the Devon patent (English doctrine and practice as to grants of precedence in the case of honours; The Scotch doctrine and practice (Patent of Barony of Fraser; Case of the Dukedom of Buccleuch; Cases of Arran, Argyle, Buchan, Sinclair etc; Case of Oliphant; Strictures of Lord Mansfield upon the Oliphant decision in 1633 with replies; Oliphant decision, a competent one; Not so that of Lovat; Resignations of honours, and regrants carrying old precedences; Case of the Marquisate of Queensberry); General remarks); Exemption of peerages from prescription. Book: boards damp-faded, extremities bumped and a little rubbed, spine label a little browned and chipped, endpapers browned, pages clean, contents VG+ boards VG-, Jacket: n/a (Book ref. 2562 )  £ 34.00

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