Collected Works of d'Aguesseau, A Set from the Royal Library at Versailles Aguesseau, Henri Francois d' [1668-1751]. Pardessus, Jean-Marie [1772-1853], Editor. Oeuvres Completes du Chancelier d'Aguesseau. Nouvelle Edition, Augmentee de Pieces Echappees aux Premiers Editeurs, Et d'un Discours Preliminaire. Paris: Fantin et Compagnie, 1819. Sixteen volumes. Complete set. Octavo (8" x 5"). Contemporary calf, gilt spine, gilt insignia of the Royal Library of Versailles to front boards, marbled edges and endpapers. Worn, several boards and backstrips detached, a few backstrips and a board lacking, text blocks intact. Moderate toning to text, occasional light foxing, internally clean. Ex-library. Location labels to spines, stamps to title pages, annotations to versos. A reback-worthy set with an interesting provenance. $500. * Only edition. d'Aguesseau was an important magistrate, parliamentarian and judge during the time of Louis XIV and XV. A pupil of Jean Domat, he served two terms as chancellor of France in 1717-1722 and 1727-1750. Edited by Pardessus, this sixteen-volume critical edition collects most of his work. The contents of this set deal mostly with legal matters, but several pieces relate to politics and diplomacy. This copy belonged to the "Pages du Roi, Versailles," a library in the Versailles Palace at the time of King Louis XVIII [1755-1824].
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