A Rare Collection of French Legal and Political Aphorisms Regnault, Amable [1798-1897]. Aphorismes Administratifs. Paris: Cosse et Marchal, Imprimeurs-Editeurs, 1859. [iv], II, 206 pp. 12mo. (6-3/4" x 4-1/4"). Contemporary quarter calf over marbled boards, gilt title and fillets to spine, speckled edges, marbled endpapers. Some rubbing to extremities with minor wear to spine ends and corners, light fading to spine, partial crack to text block between front free endpaper and following endleaf. Light toning to text, light foxing in a few places. A handsome copy. $1,250. * Only edition. Organized by topic, this is a collection of aphorisms on, for the most part, administrative law and political science. Each entry is accompanied by a Latin translation on a facing page. Regnault was an archivist, translator, historian and bibliographer. OCLC locates 4 copies, 1 in North America (U.S. Supreme Court). Another copy located at the Library of Congress.
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