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GREAT BRITAIN,

Under the following Heads,

1. Hiftory of the Introduc

tion of the Feudal Syftem
into great Britain.

II. Hiftory of Tenures.
III. Hiftory of the Aliena-

tion of Land Property.
IV. History of Entails.
V. Hiftory of the Laws of

Succeffion or Defcent.
VI. Hiftory of the Forms of
Conveyance.

VII. Hiftory of Jurifdictions,
and of the Forms of Pro-
cedure in Courts.

VIII. Hiftory of the Confti-
tution of Parliament.

The Fourth Edition corrected and enlarged,

By JOHN DALRYMPLE, Efq;

C'est un beau fpectacle que celuy des Loix Feodales. Un chene antique s'eleve

-Quantum vertice ad auras

thereas, tantum radice in Tartara tendit.

MONTESQUIEU.

LONDON:

Printed for A. MILL. AR, in the Strand.

MDCCLIX.

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1160

15

1759

ΠΗ

HENRY HOME,

Of KAIMS, Efquire;

One of the Lords of Council and Seffion.

I

MY LORD,

Do myself the honour of dedicating these papers to your lordship, as to the perfon, who not only led me into the general train of enquiry contained in them, but to whom any merit that may be found in the conduct of the particulars of that enquiry, juftly belongs.

I know not whether this confeffion fhould excite in me moft shame or moft vanity; but I feel fo much of the latter, that I am perfectly indifferent as to the other.

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