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Code Civil des Francais, Entierement Conforme a l'Edition Originale

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Code Civil des Francais, Entierement Conforme a l'Edition Originale

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1804. Paris 1804 with Extensive Contemporary Annotations. Paris 1804 with Extensive Contemporary Annotations. Rare Wide-Margined 1804 Edition of the Code Napoleon with Extensive Contemporary Annotations [Code Napoleon]. Code Civil des Francais, Entierement Conforme a l'Edition Originale Precede de la Table des Titres: Suivi des Lois Transitoires; Du Tableau des Distances de Paris aux Chefs-Lieux des Departements et d'une Table Alphabetique des Matieres. Paris: Chez N. Renaudiere, Et Madame Dufresne, 1804. [iv], 464 (of 467) pp. Final 4 pp. of index lacking. Quarto (10" x 8"). Nineteenth-century quarter sheep over marbled boards, calf lettering piece to spine, marbled endpapers. A few scuffs to boards, rubbing to spine and extremities, chipping to edges of lettering piece, corners lightly bumped, hinges starting, light toning, faint dampstaining, mostly to gutter and head of text block, crack in text block between pp. 460 and 161, recent paper repairs to tears in final leaf. Text printed on wide-margined paper, annotations to margins in neat early hand throughout, signature of annotator to title page. $4,500. * Renaudiere and Dufresne's wide-margined edition was published the same year as the first official edition issued by the Imprimerie de la Republique. Our copy belonged to a distinguished attorney named Theodore Boucherat of Bar-sur-Aube, a town in France's Champaign Region. His annotations are mostly from the years 1807 to 1811. They offer a fascinating view of how a practitioner responded to the Code shortly after it was enacted. Many annotations record amendments to articles and subsequent changes to those amendments through rulings by the Court of Cassation, courts of appeal and provincial courts. He also cites digests of decisions and legislation, such as the Nouveau Repertoire de Jurisprudence, the Jurisprudence du Code Napoleon and the pre-Revolutionary Journal du Palais. Boucherat's annotations are carefully written. They have full citations and often include references to articles of the Code. He also notes when an article seems inapplicable. Many are interpretive. For example, in the article listing reasons for a divorce (No. 232), he notes this article, which grants equal rights to men and women, has been undermined by a series of court decisions that have favored the rights of men. OCLC locates 7 copies of our edition, 2 in North America (Florida Stat.


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