These books cover many periods: Rome, the middle ages, early modern europe, the eighteenth century. We take particular pleasure in the recent appearance of Prof Godfrey's coedited volume on central courts, as well as his coedited Oxford Handbook; Dr Bogle's monograph on early modern contract; and Prof Finlay's monograph on George Craig of Galashiels.

The catalogue below is chronological.  Click the title for fuller information.

George Craig of Galashiels: The Life and Work of a Nineteenth-century Lawyer

By John Finlay

Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. 2023. 240 pp. ISBN 9781399514835 (print); 9781399514866 (ePub); 9781399514859 (pdf).


The Admission Register of Notaries Public in Scotland, 1800-1899

By John Finlay

Edinburgh: Scottish Record Society. 2018. 2 vols.; 1221 pp. ISBN 978-0-902054-51-6.


Contract before the Enlightenment: the Ideas of James Dalrymple, 1619-1695

By Stephen Bogle

Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2023. 304 pp. ISBN9780192884961.


Central Courts in Early Modern Europe and the Americas

Edited by A. M. Godfrey and C. H. van Rhee

Comparative Studies in Continental and Anglo-American Legal History, Volume 34 / Vergleichende Untersuchungen zur kontinentaleuropäischen und anglo-amerikanischen Rechtsgeschichte, Band 34. Berlin: Duncker and Humblot. 2020. 543 pp. ISBN 978-3-428-18033-2 (print); 978-3-428-58033-0 (ebook).



Miscellany Eight by Various Authors

Edited by A. M. Godfrey, with a Preface by the Hon. Lord Stewart

Edinburgh: The Stair Society. 2020. 372 pp.  ISBN 9781872517292.



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The Oxford Handbook of European Legal History

Heikki Pihlajamaki, Markus D. Dubber, and Mark Godfrey (eds.)

Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2018. 1216 pp. ISBN 9780198785521.



Law and Authority in British Legal History, 1200–1900

Mark Godfrey (ed.)

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.  2016.  358 pp.  ISBN 9781107122277.



Legal Practice in Eighteenth-Century Scotland

John Finlay

Leiden: Brill | Nijhoff.  2015.  458 pp.  ISBN 9789004294936.



Inter cives necnon peregrinos: Essays in Honour of Boudewijn Sirks

Jan Hallebeek, Martin Schermaier, Roberto Fiori, Ernest Metzger and Jean-Pierre Coriat (eds.)

Göttingen: V&R unipress. 2014. 856 pages. ISBN 9783847103028.


The Community of the College of Justice

John Finlay

Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. 2012. 288 pages.  ISBN 9780748645770.


Admission Register of Notaries Public in Scotland, 1700–1799

John Finlay

Edinburgh: Scottish Record Society.  2012.  [The Scottish Record Society, New Series, 36 & 37.]  2 vols.  ISSN 01439448.


‎The Roman Law Library of Alan Ferguson Rodger, Lord Rodger of Earlsferry

Karen Baston and Ernest Metzger

Glasgow: Traditio Iuris Romani. 2012. ix + 200 pages.  ISBN 9780956642318.


The Laws and Customs of Scotland in Matters Criminal by Sir George Mackenzie

Oliva Robinson (ed.)

Edinburgh: The Stair Society. 2012. xxix + 490 pages.  ISBN 9781872517261.


David Daube: A Centenary Celebration

Ernest Metzger (ed.)

Glasgow: Traditio Iuris Romani. 2010. viii + 180 pages.  ISBN 0956642306.


Civil Justice in Renaissance Scotland: The Origins of a Central Court

A. M. Godfrey

Leiden: Brill. 2009. xiii + 486 pp. ISBN 9789004174665.



Barry Nicholas: An Introduction to Roman Law

With a foreword, revised bibliography, and glossary of Latin terms by Ernest Metzger

Clarendon Law Series. 2008.  xvii + 301 pages. ISBN 978-0-19-876063-4.



Roman Law, Scots Law and Legal History: Selected Essays

William M. Gordon

Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. Edinburgh Studies in Law, 4. 2007. xii + 398 pages. ISBN 9780748625161.

Penal Practice and Penal Policy in Ancient Rome

O. F. Robinson

London and New York: Routledge. 2007. 264 pages. ISBN 9780415416511.

Litigation in Roman Law

Ernest Metzger

Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2005. Appendix of inscriptions and papyri on Roman Bail. 213 pp. ISBN 0-19-829855-2.


Law For All Times: Essays In Memory Of David Daube

Ernest Metzger (ed.)

Lawrence, KS: University of Kansas School of Law. 2004. 186 pages. ISBN 9780976414902.

European Legal History: Sources and Institution

O. F. Robinson, T. D. Fergus, and W. M. Gordon

Third edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2000. 408 pages. ISBN 9780406913609.

Men of Law in Pre-Reformation Scotland

John Finlay

Scottish Historical Review Monograph no.9. East Linton: Tuckwell Press. 2000. 253 pp. ISBN 1 86232 165 5.

A Companion to Justinian's Institutes

Ernest Metzger (ed.)

London: Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd., and Ithaca NY: Cornell University Press. 1998. 244 pages. ISBN 9780715628300


A New Outline of the Roman Civil Trial

Ernest Metzger

Oxford: Clarendon Press. 1997.  184 pp. ISBN 978-0-19-826474-3.

Criminal Law, Tradition and Legal Order: Crime and the Genius of Scots Law, 1747 to the Present

Lindsay Farmer

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 1996. 220 pages. ISBN 9780521553209

The Sources of Roman Law: Problems and Methods for Ancient Historians

O. F. Robinson

London: Routledge. 1996. 168 pages. ISBN 9780203032596.


The Criminal Law of Ancient Rome

O. F. Robinson

London: Duckworth. 1995. x + 212 pages. ISBN: 0715626639.



Ancient Rome: City Planning and Administration

O. F. Robinson

London and New York: Routledge. 1992. 272 pages. ISBN 9780415022347.


The Institutes of Gaius

Translated with an introduction by W. M. Gordon and O. F. Robinson

London: Duckworth & Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press. 1988. ISBN: 0715625055