Livingston's Louisiana Code of Civil Practice [Louisiana]. [Livingston, Edward (1764-1836)]. [Lislet-Moreau, Louis (1766-1832)]. [Derbigny, Pierre (1769-1829)]. Code of Practice, in Civil Cases, For the State of Louisiana. [New Orleans: s.n., c. 1824]. 410 pp. English and French on facing leaves. Quarto (10-3/4" x 7-1/2"). Recent period-style quarter calf over marbled boards, lettering piece, gilt fillets and blind ornaments to spine, endpapers renewed. Light browning and faint dampspotting to text, small darker dampstains to upper margins of preliminaries and a few following leaves. A nice copy in a handsome binding. $2,500. * First edition. This important code was one of a series of codes produced for the Louisiana legislature. Principally the work of Livingston, work on the civil practice code began in 1823. Submitted to the legislature and first published in 1824, it went into effect the following year. Like the other codes it was a decisive influence in the codification movement. It was, for example, the main inspiration and source for the 1848 Field Code of Procedure, which incorporated many of its provisions. Not in Cohen. Babbitt, Hand-List of Legislative Sessions and Session Laws 148. Jumonville, Bibliography of New Orleans Imprints 458.
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