A Rare Edition of the Paris Coutume Tournet, Jean, Annotator. Coustumes de la Prevoste et Vicomte de Paris. Augmentee Outre ce qui Estoit en la Premiere de Nouvelles Observations & Arrests de la Cour sur Chaque Article. Paris: Chez Gervais Alliot, Proche la Chapelle S. Michel, 1627. [xxviii], 610,  pp. 12mo. (5-1/4" x 3-1/2"). Contemporary calf, recased, gilt rules to boards, raised bands and gilt ornaments to spine, rear endpapers renewed. Light rubbing and a few minor nicks, light gatoring to rear board, moderate rubbing to extremities, light creasing to spine, corners bumped and somewhat worn, partial crack between front free endpaper and title page, which is printed in red and black. Moderate toning, negligible faint dampstaining and light soiling in a few places, clean tears to margins of a few leaves, early markings to preliminaries and margins of p.1. $1,250. * Second edition, one of two issues from 1627 (the other by Francois Targa). Codified in 1510 and revised in 1580 and 1605, the Paris Coutume applied to the city and its neighboring lands. The first edition by Tournet, an "advocat en la cour de Parlement" and a "conseil prive du Roy," was published in 1608. It went through several later editions and issues, the last one in 1668. Our 1627 Alliot imprint is rare. OCLC locates 1 copy (at the University of Minnesota Law School). Not in Gouron & Terrin. Caswell and Sipkov, The Coutumes of France in the Library of Congress 148.
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