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Item #66606 Civil Code of The State of Louisiana... Paris, 1825. Edward Livingston.
Civil Code of The State of Louisiana... Paris, 1825.
Civil Code of The State of Louisiana... Paris, 1825.
Civil Code of The State of Louisiana... Paris, 1825.

Civil Code of The State of Louisiana... Paris, 1825.

"The First, the Best, and the Most Famous of all American Codes" [Louisiana]. [Livingston, Edward (1764-1836), Compiler]. [Moreau-Lislet, Louis, (1766-1832), Compiler]. [Derbigny, Pierre (1767-1829), Compiler]. Civil Code of The State of Louisiana, Preceded by the Treaty of Cession with France, The Constitution of the United States of America, And of the State. Published by a Citizen of Louisiana. [Paris: De L'Imprimerie de E. Duverger], 1825. xvi, 714 pp. Octavo (7-1/2" x 4-1/2"). Recent period-style calf, blind fillets to boards, blind fillets and original lettering piece to spine, free endpapers renewed, title page mounted and re-hinged. Moderate toning and light foxing to text, early owner signatures (one of John Sharp) to title page, small early owner stamp to p. v (first page of table of contents), brief annotations to a few leaves, extensive annotations to rear endleaves. $1,500. * First French edition, in English, one of two issues, the other in French. In 1822 Derbigny, Livingston and Lislet-Moreau were commissioned to revise the 1808 compilation of Louisiana territorial laws. Principally the work of Livingston, the result of their effort was the Civil Code of 1825, one of the great codes of the nineteenth century. Duverger's was the first foreign edition. "Thirteen years after Louisiana was admitted as a state, there was promulgated in 1825 the Civil Code of Louisiana - the first, the best, and the most famous of all American codes" (Sherman). Sherman, Charles P. Roman Law in the Modern World, 2d ed. I: 252. Jumonville, Bibliography of New Orleans Imprints 459.

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