The Leading French Canonist of His Time Hericourt du Vatier, Louis d' [1687-1752]. Oeuvres Posthumes de Maitre Louis d'Hericourt, Avocat au Parlement. Paris: Desaint & Saillant, Durand, Cellot, 1759. Four volumes. Quarto (10" x 7-3/4"). Contemporary calf with cat's-paw decoration, gilt spines with raised bands and lettering pieces, edges of text blocks rouged, ribbon markers. A few minor nicks and scuffs to boards, light rubbing to extremities, corners bumped and lightly worn, some wear to ends of markers, front hinge of Volume I starting, tiny chip to head of spine of Volume II, a few hinges starting, later armorial bookplates (of F. De Valenzi) to front pastedowns of Volumes I-III and rear pastedown of Volume IV. A scarce, handsomely bound set. $1,200. * Only edition. This handsome set collects the legal opinions and other writings of a distinguished avocat of the Parlement of Paris. Camus notes that Hericourt de Vatier was known as the leading French canonist of his day. Contents: Volume I: Consultations Canoniques et Civiles; Volumes II-III: Memoires sur des Questions de Droit Civil; Volume IV: Memoires sur des Questions de Droit Canonique. OCLC locates 8 copies in North America, 3 in law libraries (Harvard, UC-Berkeley, University of Michigan). Camus, Bibliotheque Choisie des Livres de Droit 1445.
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