Interleaved 1810 Printing of the French Code of Criminal Procedure with Contemporary Annotations [France]. [Criminal Law]. Code d'Instruction Criminelle. Edition Originale et Seule Officielle. Paris: De l'Imprimerie Imperiale, 1810. [ii], 310 pp. Interleaved. Quarto (10" x 7-3/4"). Contemporary quarter calf over marbled boards, gilt spine with lettering piece. Moderate rubbing with wear to spine ends and corners, joints starting at ends, hinges cracked, front free endpaper lacking. Light toning, somewhat heavier in places, light foxing in a few places, light edgewear to preliminaries and final leaves, light soiling to title page. Occasional annotations to interleaves and text in neat contemporary hand. $3,750. * Third printing. The 1808 Code d'Instruction Criminelle, a code of criminal procedure, was one the four codes of civil and criminal law issued under Napoleon's direction after the Code Napoleon (Code Civil, 1804). The annotations, the latest dated 1827, range from a few words to several interpretive paragraphs. Most of these note modifications to the articles by imperial decrees or court decisions. The most extensive annotations, which fill three full interleaves in a tiny hand, concern juries. They are interleaved with first eleven articles of Chapter V, "Du Jury et la Maniere de la Former" (pp.133-136).
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