Two Rare Portuguese Treatises on Water Law and Damages Almeida e Sousa de Lobao, Manuel de [1745-1817]. Tractado Pratico e Compendiario das Aguas, Dos Rios Publicos, Fontes Publicas, Ribeiros, E Nascentes Dellas. Obra Apurada, Em que se Adopta o Mais Racionavel da Legislacao Romana; Cortado o que Hoje he Reprovado Pelo uso Moderno das Nacoes. Com Dous Indices, Hum dos Capitulos, Outro das Conclusoes Mais Notaveis. E com Duas Dissertacoes Analogas: 1. Sobre as Aguas Pluviaes; 2. Sobre as Aguas Subterraneas. Lisbon: Na Impressao Regia, 1827. xxix, 244 pp. [Bound with] Almeida e Sousa de Lobao, Manuel de. Tractado Pratico das Avaliacoes, E dos Damnos. Lisbon: Na Impressao Regia, 1826. 231 pp. Quarto (7-1/2" x 5"). Contemporary tree calf, lettering pieces and gilt ornaments to spine, speckled edges. Light rubbing to extremities, corners bumped and lightly worn. Light toning to text, somewhat darker in places. Light pencil scribbled to front free endpaper, small later owner stamp to title page of Aguas, interior otherwise clean. A handsome volume. $1,000. * Aguas: first edition; Avaliacoes: only edition. These treatises on water law and the law of valuations and damages were quite respected and cited often by jurists in Portugal, its colonies and Brazil. Aguas was reprinted in 1911. Both titles are rare. KVK locates a handful of all editions of both titles worldwide, none in North America. OCLC locates 2 copies of Aguas in North America (at Yale Law School and UC-Berkeley Law School), 1 copy of Avaliacoes, at Harvard Law School. Neither title in the British Museum Catalogue.
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