Valuable Guide to an Important Portuguese/Brazilian Code Mendes de Almeida, Candido, Editor. Auxiliar Juridico Servindo de Appendice a Decima Quarta Edicao do Codigo Philippino, Ou Ordenacoes do Reino de Portugal, Recopiladas por Mandado de El-Rey D. Philippe I, A Primeira Publicada no Brazil. Obra Util aos que se Dedicao ao Estudo do Direito e da Jurisprudencia Patria. Rio de Janeiro, 1869. ix,  835 pp. Half-title lacking. Main text in parallel columns. Octavo (10-1/4" x 6-1/2"). Later buckram, red and black lettering pieces to spine, endpapers renewed, hinges reinforced with cloth. Some soiling, light shelfwear, fading to sections of boards, a few small chips to edges of lettering pieces. Light toning, somewhat heavier in places. Title page mounted, repairs to margins of a few leaves, dampstaining, edgewear and soiling in a few places, internally clean. Ex-library. Shelf label to spine, small inkstamps and annotations to title page. A solid copy of a scarce title. $500. * Only edition. The Ordenacoes Philippinas, or Codigo Philippino, was promulgated by King Philip II in 1603. Originally the civil law of Portugal and Brazil, parts of it remained in force in Brazil until 1917. Mendes de Almeida, an eminent jurist, edited the definitive edition of the Codigo (1870). The Auxiliar Juridico is a companion volume offering valuable philological, historical, and textual notes. It is a valuable guide. A facsimile reprint was published in Portugal in 1985. Both the original title and the reprint are very scarce. OCLC locates 5 copies of the original worldwide, 2 in North America (at Harvard Law School and Vanderbilt University). Borchard, Guide to the Law and Legal Literature of Argentina, Brazil and Chile 230-231.
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