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Essay on Military Law

Author Tytler, Alexander Fraser, Lord Woodhouselee
Title Essay on Military Law
Imprint Edinburgh: b. Murray & Cochrane f. T. Egerton
Date of Publication 1800
Language English
Notes This copy of the first edition of Tytler's work on military law is particularly important as it was owned and corrected by the author. It has his initials on the title-page, and extensive ink annotations throughout, sometimes on inserted pages. There is also a printed correction slip pasted to the verso of the title-page. The second edition, for which the author's corrections were apparently made, appeared in 1806. Tytler (1747-1813) was professor of history at the University of Edinburgh, then judge-advocate for Scotland, and eventually a lord of the Court of Session. This copy shows that he was a careful editor and reviser. A detailed comparison between these corrections and the printed text of the second edition would reveal how many of the author's changes were actually incorporated.
Shelfmark RB.s.2307
Reference Sources DNB
Acquired on 26/03/03
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