A Comparative Study of the Coutumes of Sens Pelee de Chenouteau, [Blaise-Louis]. Conference de la Coutume de Sens, Avec le Droit Romain, Les Ordonnances du Royaume, Et les Autres Coutumes. Ouvrage, Dans Lequel on a Rassemble, Sur Chaque Texte, Les Questions qui Peuvent y Avoir Rapport, Le Sentiment des plus Celebres Jurisconsultes, Et les Sentences et Arrets Rendus dans le Ressort de la Coutume, Qui en ont ete Confirme ou Interprete les Dispositions, Par M. Pelee de Chenouteau. Suivi de Details Historiques sur le Baillage de Sens, Rediges par M. T.D.S. Sens: Chez Veuve Tarbe, Et Paris, Nee de La Rochelle, 1787. [viii], 621,  pp. Main text in parallel columns. Quarto (10-1/4" x 7-3/4"). Contemporary sprinkled calf, blind rules to boards, gilt spine with raised bands and lettering pieces, marbled endpapers. Moderate rubbing and a few scuffs and minor worming to boards, heavier rubbing to extremities with wear to board edges, chipping to spine ends, corners bumped and worn, front free endpaper loose. Light toning to text, somewhat heavier in places, tiny puncture through rear board and final quarter of text block. $500. * Only edition. Located near Paris, Sens is a historically rich city. Its archbishop was primate of Gaul and Germany during the middle ages and it remained a powerful archbishopric until Paris was elevated to archdiocese in 1622. At that point the city began to decline in importance. This erudite study compares the coutumes of Sens with Roman law and the coutumes of other parts of France. Gouron & Terrin, Bibliographie des Coutumes de France 2005.
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