The First Annotated Edition of the Louisiana Civil Code [Louisiana]. Upton, Wheelock S., Annotator Jennings, Needler R., Annotator Civil Code of the State of Louisiana; With Annotations. By Authority. New Orleans: E. Johns & Co., 1838. [vi], [v]-xl, 536, , 51 pp. Octavo (9-1/2" x 6"). Contemporary sheep, blind fillets to boards, raised bands, lettering piece and paper library shelf label to spine. Rubbed and scuffs, chipping to head of spine, front joint starting, corners worn, early owner bookplate to title page, front hinge cracked, rear hinge starting, light toning to text, light foxing to a few leaves, library stamps to title page, library markings to verso. $300. * 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 as an English-French version with facing translations. Not in Jumonville, which lists the bilingual issue. Babbitt, Hand-List of Legislative Sessions and Session Laws 138.
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