8vo, pp. [x], 303, . Title-page printed in red and black. Contemporary calf, boards bordered with a blind rule, red morocco label to spine. Paper toned, some light spotting and soiling. Binding rubbed at extremities, boards a little scratched, label darkened, front joint just cracking at head. Ownership inscription of James Ramsay to front pastedown and title-page, and of John Ramsay to flyleaf.
Mackenzie's classic work (first printed 1684), modelled after Justinian, went through eight editions before its imitator and successor, Erskine's Principles of the Law of Scotland, took its place, remaining the standard text into the 20th century.