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1 SHAW OF DUNFERMLINE, Lord TAFT, William Howard, foreword Law of the Kinsmen. signed, Inscribed to John W. Davis, President of the American Bar Association and former Ambassador to London, from Lord Shaw of Dunfermline, 12 June 1923.
Hodder and Stoughton, London, 1923, 
SHAW OF DUNFERMLINE, Lord. The Law of the Kinsmen. With a Foreword by the Honourable Ex-President William Howard Taft. London : Hodder and Stoughton, n.d. [1923]. Pp (8),7-178. 8vo, blue cloth. (23 May 1850 - 28 June 1937). First Baron Craigmyle, Scottish lawyer, judge, and politician, serving as the Member of Parliament for Hawick Burghs for many years and as Solicitor General for Scotland, Lord Advocate and latterly sat in the House of Lords. Taft's lengthy foreword is on pp.7-18, from which we excerpt this" "The arrangement of the two Bar Associations by which Mr. John Davis, our late Ambassador to London, and Sir James Aikins, Lieutenant- Governor of Manitoba, took charge of Lord Shaw and " Isabel " and conducted them west across the United States, and east across the Canadian Dominion, was most fortunate. It ensured receptions everywhere worthy of the distinguished visitors and gavethem, as companions and hosts, men who could satisfy the eager inquiries o f Lord Shaw's trained and acquisitive mind." The book is dedicated to the American Bar Association and the Canadian American Bar Association. Letters:1. Westward Bound; 2. Mountain, Plain and Lake; 3. Lawyers in Mufti. Addre sses: 1. The Widening Range of Law [pp.89-128, to the American Bar Association, August 9, 1922 in San Francisco]]; 2. Law as the Link of Empire [pp.131-174, to the Canadian Bar Association, August 16, 1922 in Vancouver]. Withindex. These letters are principally an account of his North American tour , with resulting reflections. Canada on pp.44-70, i.e. all of Letter 2 and the beginning Letter 3. As well, Nova Scotian law has a mention on p.159 : "Seventy years before the reversion, namely, in 1721, Nova Scotia had actedon the " Instructions " of its Governor and made the laws of Virginia whic h was English of the English the rule and pattern for its government. " Spine darkened, waterstain to cloth at corner of rear board at spine ends, else a very good, tidy copy. Inscribed to John W. Davis, President of the American Bar Association and former Ambassador to London, from Lord Shaw of Dunfermline, 12 June 1923. 75.00

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