The Library of Charles Areskine<br />Book Collecting & Lawyers in Scotland, 1700-1760<br />Karen Baston<br />Doctoral Rese...
Charles Areskine of Alva<br />Edinburgh Regent <br />Professor of the Law of Nature & Nations at Edinburgh University<br /...
Some Selections from Areskine’s Library<br />A collection of various types of books with law at its heart<br />
Sir George Mackenzie of Rosehaugh<br />Lawyer, Politician, Scholar<br />Recommendations for the Advocates’ Library:<br />L...
Charles Areskine’s Library Catalogue<br />The Library Catalogue <br />of the Most Learned Lord, <br />Charles Areskine of ...
Restoration<br />Charles Erskine (1716-1749)<br />Lawyer & MP<br />Areskine’s son needs to be restored to the historical r...
Tools for Legal Humanism<br />Printers create texts for scholars<br />Areskine’s books give evidence for his interest in i...
Provenance<br />Bookplate of Charles Areskine of Alva, Lord Justice Clerk<br />Some of Areskine’s books were previously ow...
Original Contributions<br />• The Catalogue<br />• Restoration of the 	Two Charleses<br />• Books as Tools for 	Legal Huma...
…history informs us of nothing new or strange….Its chief use is only to discover the constant and universal principles of ...
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  1. 1. The Library of Charles Areskine<br />Book Collecting & Lawyers in Scotland, 1700-1760<br />Karen Baston<br />Doctoral Research Student<br />University of Edinburgh<br />
  2. 2. Charles Areskine of Alva<br />Edinburgh Regent <br />Professor of the Law of Nature & Nations at Edinburgh University<br />Advocate<br />Solicitor General<br />Lord Advocate<br />Lord of Session (Lord Tinwald)<br />Lord Justice Clerk<br />1680-1763<br />
  3. 3. Some Selections from Areskine’s Library<br />A collection of various types of books with law at its heart<br />
  4. 4. Sir George Mackenzie of Rosehaugh<br />Lawyer, Politician, Scholar<br />Recommendations for the Advocates’ Library:<br />Law – primary discipline<br />History, Rhetoric, Criticism – aspects of legal study<br />
  5. 5. Charles Areskine’s Library Catalogue<br />The Library Catalogue <br />of the Most Learned Lord, <br />Charles Areskine of Barjarg, <br />Solicitor General <br />1731.<br />•Lists 1290 Books<br />•Divides Books into Legal & Miscellaneous Categories<br />•Legal Library has evidence of interest in concerns of legal humanism as well as books for legal practice<br />•Miscellaneous Library shows engagement with Scottish Enlightenment culture & British culture in general<br />
  6. 6. Restoration<br />Charles Erskine (1716-1749)<br />Lawyer & MP<br />Areskine’s son needs to be restored to the historical record<br />An important link between Edinburgh & London<br />
  7. 7. Tools for Legal Humanism<br />Printers create texts for scholars<br />Areskine’s books give evidence for his interest in innovations <br />in book production technology in the service of scholarship<br />
  8. 8. Provenance<br />Bookplate of Charles Areskine of Alva, Lord Justice Clerk<br />Some of Areskine’s books were previously owned by other lawyers<br />His surviving son inherited them and continued to use them<br />Areskine’s books were later dispersed and are now in collections worldwide<br />
  9. 9. Original Contributions<br />• The Catalogue<br />• Restoration of the Two Charleses<br />• Books as Tools for Legal Humanism<br />• Provenance Studies<br />
  10. 10. …history informs us of nothing new or strange….Its chief use is only to discover the constant and universal principles of human nature, by showing men in all varieties of circumstances and situations, and furnishing us with materials from which we may form our observations and become acquainted with the regular springs of human action and endeavour.<br />David Hume<br />An enquiry concerning human understanding<br />With thanks to:<br />

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