Interesting Seventeenth-Century French Legal Study of Royal Authority Cassan, Jacques de. La Recherche des Droicts du Roy, & De la Couronne de France, Sur les Royaumes, Duchez, Comtez, Villes & Pais Occupez par les Princes Estrangers: Appartenans aux Roys Tres Chrestiens, Par Conquestes, Successions, Achapts, Donations, & Autres Titres Legitimes. Ensemble de Leurs Droicts sur l'Empire, & Les Devoirs & Hommages Deubs a Leur Couronne. Par Divers Princes Estrangers. Paris: Chez Nicolas Trabouillet, 1634. [x], 426; 257,  pp. Two parts. Second part with drop-head title and individual pagination. Quarto (8-1/2" x 6-1/2"). Contemporary vellum with lapped edges, faint early hand-lettered title to spine, edges rouged. A few minor stains, boards slightly bowed, spine end and corners bumped, vellum just beginning to crack through pastedowns. Moderate toning and light foxing to text, faint dampstaining to margins in a few places, minor worming to foot of first half of text block. A nice copy of a scarce title. $1,500. * Second edition. First published in 1634, this is an appraisal of the French King's jurisdiction, political authority and role in diplomatic relations. It is an interesting work because it is legalistic rather than a work of speculative political science or one based on a theory of divine rights. A durable work, it went through seven editions in all, the last one in 1646. All editions are scarce. OCLC locates 6 copies in North America, 1 in a law library (Harvard). This edition not in Camus. British Museum Catalogue (Compact Edition) 5:122.
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