An Influential Coutume Lhoste, Antione [fl.1629], Commentary. Du Moulin, Charles [1500-1566], Notes. Les Coustumes Anciennes de Lorris, Des Bailliage et Prevoste de Montargis le Franc, De Sainct Forgeau, Pays de Puysaye, Chastillon sur Louain, & Autres Lieux Ressortissans Audit Bailliage de Montargis, Comte de Gien, De Sanxerre, Duche de Nemours, Ce qui est au Pays de Gastinois, Chastellenie de Chasteaulandon, & Autres Lieux Regis & Gouvernez par Lesdictes Coustumes. Paris: Chez la Veusue M. Guillemot au Palais, & M. Guillemont, 1629. [viii], 24, 592, 595-722,  pp. Last page blank. Copperplate portrait of Lhoste facing p. 1. [Bound with] Lhoste, Antoine. Le Bouquet des Actions Oratoires. Paris: S.n., 1629. 36, 8 pp. Last page blank. [And] Extraict des Registres de Parlement [Running Title]. N.p.: S.n., N.d. 2, 28 pp. Quarto (8-1/2" x 6-1/2"). Contemporary vellum, early hand-lettered title to spine, fragments of thong ties. Light soiling. Some spotting and a few minor stains and small chips to boards, spine ends and corners bumped, vellum just beginning to crack through pastedowns, later owner bookplate to front pastedown, later owner stamps to front free endpaper, title page and a few other leaves. Title page of Coustumes printed in red and black. Moderate toning to text, somewhat heavier in places, moderate edgewear to Extraict, which is slightly larger than text block, light foxing and minor tears to a few leaves, brief early annotations to blank page of Bouquet. $1,500. * Coustumes: second and final edition. Bouquet: only edition located. Lorris-Montargis is located in central France. Its political jurisdiction extended to the Gatinais province. "In the first half of the twelfth century, the parish of Lorris had already obtained a charter of privileges from King Louis VII in 1155, and Philip II Augustus accorded a new confirmation in 1187. The coutume of Lorris, which was renowned because of these franchises and privileges, was adopted very rapidly throughout not only the Gatinais, but also in the Beauce and Solange. The priveliges of Lorris were renewed twice: first in 1448, under Charles VII, and later in 1625, under Louis XIII" (Caswell and Sipkov). First published in 1617, Lhost's edition is based on an annotated 1597 edition by Du.
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