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Item #74568 Le Refuge et Garand des Pupilles, Orphelins, Et Prodigues, 1567. Josse de Damhouder, Damhoudere, Joost, Jodocus.
Le Refuge et Garand des Pupilles, Orphelins, Et Prodigues, 1567.
Le Refuge et Garand des Pupilles, Orphelins, Et Prodigues, 1567.
Le Refuge et Garand des Pupilles, Orphelins, Et Prodigues, 1567.
Le Refuge et Garand des Pupilles, Orphelins, Et Prodigues, 1567.
Le Refuge et Garand des Pupilles, Orphelins, Et Prodigues, 1567.
Le Refuge et Garand des Pupilles, Orphelins, Et Prodigues, 1567.

Le Refuge et Garand des Pupilles, Orphelins, Et Prodigues, 1567.

Handsome French Edition of Damhouder on Guardian and Ward Damhouder (Damhoudere), Josse (Joost) de [1507-1581]. Le Refuge et Garand des Pupilles, Orphelins, Et Prodigues: Traite Fort Utille et Necessaire a tous Legistes, Practiciens, Iusticiers & Officiers, Aorne de Figures Convenables a la Matiere. Antwerp: Chez Iean Bellere, 1567. [xiv], 133, [19] ff. With two full-page armorial woodcuts and ten full-page illustrations. Quarto (7-1/4" x 5-1/4"). Later signed binding (by Gustave Schildknecht of Brussels), three-quarter morocco over marbled boards, gilt fillets to morocco edges, gilt-edged raised bands, gilt title and date to spine, gilt ornaments to compartments, edges rouged, marbled (renewed) endpapers, silk ribbon bookmark. Main text in two columns with a few woodcut tail-pieces and initials. Moderate rubbing to joints, light rubbing to board edges, armorial bookplate of Jules Vandenpeereboom to front pastedown, autograph letter, signed, from him dated 15 October 1880 and fragment of an additional autograph letter laid in. Light browning to interior, light foxing and soiling in a few places, occasional faint dampstaining to bottom margin from f. 45, just touching main text on a few pages without loss to legibility, trimming to bottom-edges of leaf ***3-4 (ff. [xi-xii]) with loss to catchwords but no loss to main text, a few brief annotations and corrections in an early hand. A handsome copy of a scarce title. $3,500. * Only French edition. First published in 1544 in Latin as Pupillorum Patrocinium, this is a comprehensive treatise on the law of guardian and ward. Like Damhouder's works on civil and criminal law, it has woodcut illustrations, 10 in this case, that illustrate points in the text. One depicts three young orphans with their guardian, tutor, godfather, conservator and executor before a magistrate, facing preface. Other plates depict situations in later stages of life, such as a guardian introducing a child to a teacher, the guardian and child at a shoemaker's shop and the guardian making a record of his charge's assets with an accountant. The French edition includes an address to the reader in verse by Antoine Tiron. OCLC locates 7 copies of the French edition in North America, 3 in law libraries (Harvard, George Washington University, John Jay College of Criminal Justice). Vandenpeereboom.

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