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Item #74430 Institution a la Pratique Francoise par M[onsier Rousseau]. Manuscript, Rousseau.
Institution a la Pratique Francoise par M[onsier Rousseau]....
Institution a la Pratique Francoise par M[onsier Rousseau]....
Institution a la Pratique Francoise par M[onsier Rousseau]....
Institution a la Pratique Francoise par M[onsier Rousseau]....

Institution a la Pratique Francoise par M[onsier Rousseau]....

A French Bar Preparation Course from 1764 [Manuscript]. Rousseau, M., Professeur. Institution a la Pratique Francoise par M[onsieur Rousseau], Professeur en Droit Francoise, Divisees en Quatre Livres a l'Usage de Jeunes Gens qui se Sestinent au Barreau. Paris, 1764. [ii], 292, 7 pp. Folio (13-1/4" x 8-3/4"). Contemporary mottled calf, gilt spine with raised bands and lettering piece (reading: "Institu/ a la/ Pratiq" to spine, marbled endpapers, edges rouged. Light rubbing and a few shallow scuffs to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities with wear to spine, spine ends and corners, rear joint starting, hinges partially cracked, a few cracks to text block, a few leaves partially detached and lightly edgeworn. Moderate toning to interior, light soiling in places, faint dampstaining to margins of first and final quarter of text. Text in neat hand within ruled borders with occasional neat corrections. $2,500. * Probably copied from a cruder set of class notes, this carefully written manuscript records, as indicated by its title, a preparatory course for bar candidates taught in Paris by the law professor and lawyer Rousseau, who is identified in the text. We can find no printed version of these lectures (or Professor Rousseau's first name.) It is divided into four books on aspects of criminal law, such as investigations and judgments. A large part of the manuscript is devoted to seizures of property and movable property. It ends with examples of forms, such as writs of decree, and an index. Rousseau was a mentor and long-term associate of the great jurist Robert-Joseph Pothier [1699-1722]. Pothier held Rousseau in high opinion cited him often in his work. See Le Trosne, Eloge Historique de M. Pothier, Conseiller au Presidial d'Orleans et Professeur de Droit Francois en l'Universite de la Meme Ville 91-92.

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