Important Commentary on the Brazilian Civil Code by Its Primary Author [Brazil]. Bevilaqua, Clovis [1859-1944], Commentator. Codigo Civil dos Estados Unidos do Brasil. Rio de Janeiro : Livraria F. Alves, 1919-1927. 6 volumes. Volume 1: Contemporary quarter sheep over paper-covered boards, raised bands and gilt title to spine; Volumes 2-6: Quarter cloth over patterned paper boards, gilt fillets and titles to spines. Some shelfwear and soiling, light toning to text, internally clean. Ex-library. Location labels to spine, annotations in pencil to preliminaries, small inkstamps to title pages of most volumes. $450. * Volume 1, third edition (1927), Volumes 2-4, second edition (1922-24), volumes 5-6, first edition (1926, c. 1917, 1919). This is an important commentary on the civil code of Brazil (enacted in 1916) by its primary author. He was, to cite Borchard, "perhaps the most versatile jurist of Brazil, a profound scholar and a practical jurist of proven achievement." It has a curious publication history. The first edition was published in six volumes from 1916-1919. By 1935 all volumes had their third editions. Another round of revisions continued until 1944, when each volume reached its sixth and final edition. As a consequence sets of mixed editions are common. All editions are uncommon in North America, however. Borchard, Guide to the Law and Legal Literature of Argentina Brazil and Chile 241, 248.
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