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Thaumas de la Thaumassiere, Gaspard
Decisions sur les Coutumes de Berry [bound with] Le Franc-Aleu de...
1667. Bourges: Chez Iean Toubeau, 1667. Only editions. Coutumes and Privileges of the Duchy of Berry Thaumas de la Thaumassiere, Gaspard [1631-1702]. Decisions sur les Coutumes de Berry. Bourges: Chez Iean Toubeau, 1667. [xl], 376 pp. [Bound with] Thaumas de la Thaumassiere, Gaspard. Le Franc-Aleu de la Province de Berry; Ou, Traite de la Liberte des Persones et des Heritages de Berry. 67, [3] pp. Quarto (8-3/4" x 6-1/2"). Contemporary vellum, early repair to rear board. Light soiling and a few minor stains, a few scuffs to edges, spine ends bumped, vellum just beginning to cark through pastedowns, minor worming to hinges and a few places along gutter of text block, crack in text block between front endleaf and title page. Light toning to text, somewhat heavier in places, faint early owner inscription to front free endpaper. $1,250. * Only editions. Located in central France, the Duchy of Berry was divided into the departements of Cher and Indre in 1790. It is a historically rich area, the birthplace of several French kings and members of the French royal family. One of them, Jean de France, duc de Berry [1340-1416] commissioned the Tres Riches Heures du duc de Berry, one of the most important illuminated manuscripts of the medieval era. Its main city, Bourges, is the site of one of France's great cathedrals. The Decisions is a collection of reports of notable cases concerning the coutumes of Berry. A second collection by the same author was published in 1675. Le Franc-Aleu is a study of the rights and privileges of Berry and its citizens. These two titles were often bound … [Click Below for Full Description]
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