Notes Taken During a Course of Lectures on the Code Napoleon by a Distinguished Professor [Manuscript]. [Code Napoleon]. [Duverger, Alexandre, (1818-1892)]. [Student Notes on a Course About the Code Napoleon]. [Paris]: November 18, 1860-May 3, 1861. 882 pp. Folio (14" x 9"). Quarter morocco over marbled boards, raised bands and gilt title reading "Duverger-Code Napoleon" to spine, marbled endpapers. Light rubbing and minor scratches to boards, small spot of wax to front board, moderate rubbing to extremities, wear to foot of spine, corners bumped and somewhat worn, front free endpaper partially detached, rear hinge starting at ends, tears to a few leaves mended with contemporary tape. Moderate toning to interior, light soiling and faint stains in a few places, annotations in clearly legible small hand to rectos and versos, signature (J.P. Weber), possibly that of the compiler, to front free endpaper. $6,500. * The author of over 20 books, Duverger was a professor at the Sorbonne and a leading authority on French and Roman law. Compiled by a student, our manuscript is a set of notes from a class on the Code Napoleon (Code Civil) taught by Duverger in 1860-1861. Each leaf is divided with a fold into two columns. The outside columns are filled with classroom notes. Many of these have corrections, underlining and check marks. The inside columns contain notes added later. These are mostly references to other code articles, clarifications and interpretive remarks. Overall, this fascinating manuscript provides an opportunity to "audit" a course by one of the Code's leading experts during the mid-nineteenth century.
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