by Blondeau, Claude; Gueret, Gabriel
1673. With Several Interesting Contemporary Annotations [Gueret, Gabriel, Editor]. [Blondeau, Claude, Editor]. Journal du Palais, Ou, Recueil des Principales Decisions de tous les Parlemens et Cours Souveraines de France. Paris: Chez Denys Thierry et Jean Guignard, 1673, 1680. Three volumes (of twelve) in two books. Quarto (9-1/2" x 7"). Contemporary calf, gilt spines with raised bands edges rouged. Moderate rubbing and some scuffing and scratches to boards, heavier rubbing to extremities with considerable wear to spine ends and corners, hinges partially cracked, front pastedowns loose, several cracks to text blocks, some signatures loose and lightly edgeworn, faint dampstaining and minor worming to margins in a few places. Moderate toning, annotations in early hand to 30% of the leaves in each volume, owner signatures and doodles to endleaves, some in the hand of the annotator. $1,500. * Volume I-II: second edition; Volume III: first edition. The Journal du Palais was an authoritative digest of recent decisions of courts and Parlemens throughout France. A serial publication, its final volume, Volume XII, was published in 1695. The annotator of our volumes is a M.De Laiosnieve. His signatures to the title pages of Volumes I and III state he is a judge in Dorat, a town in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region of western France. One of his signatures is dated 1690. Some of his annotations are brief, but most are several sentences long. They deal with matters of doctrine and interpretation. Many are notably argumentative. Overall, they form an interesting record a provincial judge's response to contemporary legal and legislative decisions.
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