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Observations, Questions et Responses sur Aucuns Articles de la. Gabriel Du Pineau.

Observations, Questions et Responses sur Aucuns Articles de la...

Scarce Commentary on the Customary Law of Anjou Du Pineau, Gabriel [1573-1644]. Observations, Questions et Responses sur Aucuns Articles de la Coustume d'Aniou. Plus un Recueil des Parties, Chapitres et Titres des Coustumes des Autres Provinces, Et des Ordonnances Royaux, Rapportees a Chascune des Parties de Ladicte Coustume. Avec un Autre Recueil des Articles de Plusieurs Coustumes Conformes a Chascun Article d'Icelle Coustume d'Anjou, Le Tout de Mesme Autheur. Angers: Par Pierre Avril, 1646. [x], 495, [1], 62, 24 pp. Main text in parallel columns. Copperplate portrait frontispiece lacking, appears never to have been bound into this copy. Folio (13-1/2" x 9-1/2"). Contemporary calf, gilt rules to boards, gilt ornaments and lettering piece to spine. Moderate rubbing with some wear to spine ends and corners, front joint just starting at ends, front free endpaper lacking. Title page, with large engraved allegorical vignette, printed in red and black, woodcut head-pieces, tail-pieces and decorated initials. Moderate toning to title page, light toning to text. Early ownership inscription "Ce livre apartient a Monsieur du Plessix, Brindejon" to front pastedown, interior otherwise clean. $500. * First edition. This commentary on the customary law of Anjou and surrounding vicinity was reprinted in 1725. Pineau was also the author of the posthumous Coustumes du Pais et Duche d'Anjou (1698). A native of Angers and a successful lawyer there and in Paris, Pineau was later appointed Conseiller au Presidial d'Angers and Maitre des Requetes de l'Hotel de Marie de Medicis. Observations is a scarce title. OCLC locates 4 copies of the first edition in North America, 3 in law libraries (George Washington University, Harvard, UC-Berkeley), no copies on the 1725 reissue. Gouron & Terrin, Bibliographie des Coutumes de France 243.

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