Mexico's Short-Lived Second Commercial Code [Mexico]. Codigo de Comercio de los Estados Unidos Mexicanos, Expedido en Virtud de la Autorizacion Concedida al Ejecutivo por Decreto de 15 de Diciembre de 1883. Mexico City: Tipografia de Gonzalo A. Esteva, 1884. 421, 10 pp. Octavo (9" x 6"). Recent cloth, printed paper title label to spine. Moderate toning to text, internally clean. Ex-library. Small inkstamp to title page. $350. * Second printing. Written in 1883 and promulgated on April 20, 1884, "[this code] was divided into six books, with a total of 1,619 articles. It included maritime commerce and special commercial courts and procedure among matters covered (...) Unfortunately, this second code...had an ephemeral life, and its demise was foreshadowed very soon after its promulgation by frequent criticism through both official pronouncements and the press. President Porfirio Diaz issued a decree on July 4, 1888, authorizing either the total or partial revision of the 1884 Code, and for this purpose appointed a commission of three jurists and a secretary. The work was promptly undertaken and completed within the following year, being approved on September 15, 1889, as the third Commercial Code of Mexico. It was decreed to go into effect on January 1, 1890.": Clagett and Valderrama, A Revised Guide to the Law and Legal Literature of Mexico 129-130.
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