In-quarto legal breviary dealing with the art of proceeding in civil and criminal law. Important insights are given on a large number of topics as for witchcraft for example: " the spell is a curse that is done using superstition and enchantments, and which, according to some, is done by the operation and the help of the devil (...) Those who are convinced of witchcraft must be condemned to be hanged, their bodies then burned and reduced to ashes (...) " Among other entries shedding light on the organization of society formerly: the admiralty, the way to make the trial of a corpse, the system of the auctions, the right of the foreigners on the French soil. women rights, the trials of dumb and deaf persons, the admissible cases of torture and questioning, the duties of the vassal to his lord, etc.
Two volumes bound with marbled calf, rising spines and gilt on the back, red edges, text printed on two columns.
Fair to good overall condition: headbands lacking, a little piece of leather lacking on rear cover of first volume (see specific picture), corners are worn and one of them with a piece of board missing, other minor defects
¶ Claude-Joseph de Ferrière (1639-1715) is the son of the famous French jurist Claude Ferrière. He was doyen of the Faculty of Law of Paris. This dictionary is more than a glossary of terms, Ferrière developed each notions and tried to explain the etymology and the origin of the legal terms.
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- Claude-Joseph de Ferriere
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- Dictionnaire de droit et de pratique
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- 27×21 cm