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1667 Handwritten Manuscript Legal Reform Criminal Law Prison Torture Colbert
France: 1680. COLBERT, JEAN BAPTISTE, attributed to [Proces verbal de l'ordonnances civil et criminal de 1667.] [s.l.], n.d. (circa 1680) (Minutes of the Civil and Criminal Ordinances of 1667) 1052pp. manuscript pages on watermarked paper. French language. Folio, full calf. Comprising what appears to be a full manuscript of a final work on legal reform authored by Jean Baptise Colbert. It is separated into two parts, Civil and Criminal. The first page is a table that describes the work as containing "Des Titres de la nouvelle Ordonnance Civile de L'annee 1667" or the titles of the new civil laws for the year 1667 (1-709pp.) followed by "de Titres Conenua en cette Ordonnance pour le Matieres Criminelle" or criminal law (710-1052pp). Contains articles on prisons, verbal torture, sentencing, par le judgement de mort on Page 997: death sentence. Similar hand-writing samples provide no firm conclusion; likely in the hand of Colbert or possibly his scribe, Nicolas Joseph Foucault. Provenance: stamped "Bibliotheque Henri Rameau" on the front endpaper. (Henri Rameau Library) Jean-Baptiste Colbert (1619 - 1683) was a French politician who served as the Minister of Finances of France from 1665 to 1683 under the rule of King Louis XIV. His relentless hard work and thrift made him an esteemed minister. He achieved a reputation for his work of improving the state of French manufacturing and bringing the economy back from the brink of bankruptcy. Historians note that, despite Colbert's efforts, France actually became increasingly impoverished because of the King's excessive spending on w … [Click Below for Full Description]
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