Book #60504
Commentaire Sur la Constitution Federale des Etats-Unis, Precede. Joseph Story, Paul Odent.

Commentaire Sur la Constitution Federale des Etats-Unis, Precede...

First French Edition of Story's Commentaries on the Constitution Story, Joseph [1779-1845]. Odent, Paul, Editor and Translator. Commentaire Sur la Constitution Federale des Etats-Unis, Precede d'un Apercu sur l'Histoire des Colonies et des Etats Avant l'Adoption de la Constitution, Traduit du Commentaire de J. Story, Professeur de Droit a L'Universite de Harvard, Et Augmente des Observations de Mm. Jefferson, Rawle, De Tocqueville, Etc., Et de Notes Sur la Jurisprudence et L'Organisation Judiciaire, par Paul Odent, Docteur en Droit, Avocat a la Cour Royale de Paris, Ancien Avocat aux Conseils du Roi et a la Cour de Cassation. Paris: Joubert, Libraire de la Court de Cassation, 1843. Two volumes. ix, [i], x, lxxi, [1], 390; [iv], 498, [1] pp. Octavo (8" x 5-1/4"). Contemporary quarter sheep over marbled boards, gilt title, fillets and blind-stamped ornaments to spine, speckled edges, marbled endpapers. Some rubbing to extremities, light rubbing and a few minor scuffs to boards, hinges starting. Moderate toning to text, light foxing in places, mostly to margins. Early owner stamp (A. Armand) to front endleaf of each volume, interiors otherwise clean. A nice copy of a scarce title. $1,500. * First French edition. The first complete translation into a foreign language, it is taken from Story's first abridged edition (1833). Along with Franz Joseph Buss's Uber die Verfassungs-Urkunde der Vereinigten Staaten von Nord Amerika. Historischer Teil, Nach Story's Commentarien Bearbeitet (1838), Odent's preface is an important source of information on the European reception of Story's work and the American Constitution. In addition to original notes Odent added relevant commentary by Jefferson, Rawle, Tocqueville and others and discussing aspects of the American government that could be adopted in Europe. OCLC locates 3 copies in North American law schools (George Washington University, University of Alabama, University of Michigan). Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 2918.

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