The First Annotated Louisiana Civil Code [Louisiana]. Upton, Wheelock S., Annotator. Jenning, Needler R., Annotator. Civil Code of the State of Louisiana; With Annotations. New Orleans: E. Johns & Co., 1838. xl, xl, 536, 536, [v], 48 pp. French translation on facing pages. Octavo (10" x 6-1/2"). Later library cloth, red and black lettering pieces to spine, endpapers renewed. Light soiling and shelfwear, light wear to lettering pieces, front free endpapaer lacking, following endleaf partially detached. Light toning to text, faint library stamps and a few minor library markings to preliminaries. $950. * First edition. In 1822 Derbigny, Livingston and Lislet were commissioned to revise the 1808 compilation of territorial laws. The result of their effort was the Civil Code of 1825. Upton and Jennings's edition of that code is significant because it was the first to include annotations. Actually printed in Philadelphia by T.K. & P.G. Collins, this book was also issued in two single-language editions, one in English and one in French. (Some libraries list these two books as Volumes I and II.) Babbitt, Hand-List of Legislative Sessions and Session Laws 138. Jumonville, Bibliography of New Orleans Imprints 1014.
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