Determining Compensation for Madame de Corbin's Property [Manuscript]. [Case Concerning the Seizure of Property from Madame de Corbin, A Widow]. Saint-Aignon, France, 1679-1680. 160 ff. Quarto (9-3/4" x 7"). Contemporary limp vellum, ties lacking, faint hand-lettered annotation to front cover. Moderate soiling and a few stains, worming in a few places, some loss to lower rear corner and corners of 52 preceding leaves with no loss to text. Text in large neat hand to rectos and versos of all but the final leaf, each section endorsed by a stamp of the Generalite de Bordeaux, the administrative division that included Sait-Aignon. $1,500. * Carefully organized and clearly written, this is a fair copy of notes taken for a case concerning the seizure of real estate from a Madame de Corbin, a widow, by a Pierre de Gombauld, a local minor noble. It records the sale records of various parcels of land near Saint-Aignon, each endorsed with an official stamp. Presumably, these records were collected to help the court to determine an appropriate amount of financial compensation for Madame de Corbin's land.
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