A Set of Manuscript Notes on an Eighteenth-Century Textbook on French Law [Manuscript]. Deloche, Maurice Clement [d.1842]. Serres, Claude [1695-1753]. Notes sur les Institutes de Justinien Redigees dans l'Ordre des Institutes au Droit Francois de Serres par M. XXX. Grenoble, 1787. [viii], 523,  pp. Quarto (10-1/4" x 7"). Contemporary mottled calf, gilt spine with raised bands and lettering piece reading Notes Sur Serres, edges rouged. Light rubbing and a few shallow scuffs to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities, a few minor worm holes to spine ends and rear board, hinges cracked. Light toning, text in neat hand within ruled borders, a few notes in same hand laid in. $1,950. * A note in a later hand identifies the author as "Monsieur Mce [Maurice?] Clement Deloche, who died 18 May 1842." Apparently a fair copy, this manuscript is a comprehensive set of notes on each section of Les Institutions du Droit Francois: Suivant l'Ordre de Celles de Justinien (1750, final edition 1778) by Serres. (We were unable to identify which edition.) Each note has a reference to the appropriate section. The manuscript is dated 1787, but it has additional notes from the Revolutionary era: three pages of notes at the beginning of the manuscript dated 1789 and 1793 and notes to the margins of a few leaves dated 1793 and 1794. As indicated by its title, Serres's book is an elementary study of French law organized in the manner of Justinian's Institutes, the classic textbook on Roman law from the Corpus Juris Civilis.
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