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Le Grand coustumier du pays et duché de Normendie ... avec plusieurs additions... tant de droit canon que civil composées par... maistre Guillaume Le Rouillé,... Sont adjoustez... les répertoires... la chartre aux normandz... les traictez de consanguinité et affinité... toutes les ordonnances royaulx
Par Nicolas Le Roux pour Francoys Regnault libraire iure de luniversite de Paris, pour Jehan Wallard demourant a Rouen ... [et] pour Girard Anger, demourant a Caen, 1539. FIRST EDITION thus. ff. [vi], clx [i.e. clii], [vi], lxxxii. [ ] , a-s , t , v , [ ] , A-H , I , K , L . Lettre Bâtard. Text in double column. Title in red and black within four part woodcut border, woodcut arms of France, Normandie, Dauphiné, Bretagne and Rouen above, various scenes from the life of Christ at sides, two woodcut tables, the "l'arbre de consanguinité" printed in red and black, and the "l'arbre des affinités", numerous large white on black criblé, and historiated initials. Occasional marginal annotations and underlinings, early C19th armorial bookplate of the Right Honourable George Rose on pastedown, Helmut N. Friedlaender's bookplate above, C20th armorial bookplate of A Ehrman beneath, with his stamp and shelf mark on rear pastedown, bookplate of the Broxbourne Library ('Bibliotheca Broxbourniana J.P.W.E. 17 March 1949 Ex dono A & R.E') to rear pastedown. Light age yellowing, title slightly dusty, light waterstain in upper margin. A very good, well margined copy, in early speckled calf over boards, rubbed spine remounted, a.e.r. Important first edition of the customary laws of Normandie with the gloss of Guillaume Rouillé, including the latin text. His commentary was so well appreciated at the time that he was asked to appear before the Norman Parliament so they could congratulate him on his achievement. The principal dispositions of this Coustumier remained in use in their medieval state … [Click Below for Full Description]
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