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1886-1894 5 Vol The Register Of The Great Seal Of Scotland 1546-1633 In Latin For Sale
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The Register of the Great Seal of Scotland
1546 - 1633
In Five Volumes
By John Maitland Thomson
1886-1894 - Edinburgh- H. M. General Register House
10.5" by 8"1180; 1156; 1141; 1151; 1095pp.
A interesting set of uniformly bound registers of those that have used the great seal of Scotland within their correspondence during 1546 - 1633.
Written in Latin.
Bound into five volumes, volume one containing a register of the years 1546-1580, volume two 1580-1593, volume three 1593-1608, volume four 1609-1620, and volume five has the years 1620-1633.
The Great Seal of Scotland allows the monarch to authorise official documents without having to sign each document individually.The Great Seal is administered by the Keeper of the Great Seal, one of the Great Officers of State. From 1885 this office was held by the Secretary for Scotland, during the year of publication these wereGeorge Otto Trevelyan,John William Ramsay, 13th Earl of Dalhousie,Arthur Balfour,SchombergHenry Kerr, 9th Marquess of Lothian,George Otto Trevelyan, Alexander Hugh Bruce, 6th Lord Balfour of Burleigh, and Andrew Murray, 1st Viscount Dunedin. During 1546-1633 the keepers would have been John Lyon, 8th Lord Glamis, Samuel Disbrowe, James Beaton, and Sir Adam Forrester.
Published by the authority of the lords commissioners of Her Majesty's treasury, under the direction of the deputy clerk register of Scotland.
In embellished cloth bindings with gilt lettering to the spines. Externally, all as sound with light marks and slight fading to the spines. Library label to the spine of each volume. Front hinge is strained tovolumes1609-1620, 1620-1633, 1593-1608 and rear hinge is strained to volume 1580-1593. Internally, all are firmly bound with bright pages. Generally clean, aside from some handling marks and the odd spot. Library bookplates to the front pastedown of each volume and library ink stamps to the errata and title page of every volume, as well as page 481 and 817 of 1609-1620, page 625 of volume 1620-1633, pages 337 and 777 of volume 1593-1608, and pages 129 and 745 to volume 1546-1580. Slight loss to the front free endpaper of volume 1546-1580. Overall: GOOD ONLY.
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