Arnot, Hugo. Celebrated Criminal Trials in Scotland

Hugo Arnot

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Arnot, Hugo. Celebrated Criminal Trials in Scotland

Glasgow: A. Napier, 1812. Hardback 8vo. Pp. [i-iii], iv-x, 1-440. Modern green cloth boards with quarter black morocco; gilt double rules, red morocco title label with gilt title to spine; page edges stained red. Condition: Very good. Slight scuffing and bumping of extremities; small stain to tail of rear board; age-darkened top edge; minor foxing throughout; occasional browning; margins of pp 117-120 overtrimmed by ¼ inch, though text is untouched; previous owner inscription (A. W. Cullen. 1815.) to title page. $100

Full title: A Collection and Abridgement of Celebrated Criminal Trials in Scotland. From A.D. 1536 to 1784. With Historical and Critical Remarks. Includes chapters on parricide, treason, murder, piracy, incest, fornication, blasphemy, and witchcraft. These criminal records “exhibit a striking, but hideous picture of human nature.”

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