Rare 1818 Collection of French Laws Concerning Nobles with Manuscript Additions [Nobility]. [France]. Ordonnances et Reglemens Relatifs a l'Etablissement des Titres Hereditaires, Aux Lettres de Noblesse, &c. &c. Arretes et Avis de la Commission du Sceau. Deuxieme Recueil. [Paris]: S.n., 1818. [ii], 240 pp. Octavo (7-1/2" x 5"). Stab-stitched, plain wrappers, front wrapper lacking, front free endpaper detached. Light soiling to exterior, moderate rubbing to extremities, spine abraded, folds to corners of several leaves, faint dampstaining to margins at rear of text block. Moderate toning, faint dampspotting in places, 33 leaves filled with additional content in manuscript. $1,500. * This rare volume contains legislative texts concerning members of the nobility during the Restoration. It was printed with several blank numbered leaves intended to be filled with manuscript copies of later legislation. Ours has 33 pages with laws from 1819 and 1820. This book was probably intended for the exclusive use of the seal commission, which oversaw matters relating to the nobility. It was preceded by a Premiere Recueil in 1810. According to Montgland, these works were intended for members of the commission, which consisted of 10 people who were given two copies each. Other copies were distributed "only on express order of the archchancellor." No copies of either Recueil located on OCLC. Monglond, La France Revolutionnaire et Imperiale: Annales de Bibliographie Methodique et Description des Livres Illustres VIII, Cols. 684-685.
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