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Ou du rapport que les loix doivent avoir avec la constitution de chaque gouvernement, les moeurs, le climat, la religion, le commerce, &c.
à quoi l'auteur a ajouté des recherches nouvelles sur les lois Romaines touchant les succession, sur les loix Françoises, & sur les loix féodales. Nouvelle edition revüe & corrigée, avec des changement considérable donnés par l'auteur. Geneve, Barillot & fils, 1749. 4to. (8),+ xxiv,+ 624 pp. Title printed in red and black and with engr. vignette. Foxing and some stain, stain page 585 and "Table" (p i-xxiv) with dampstain. Some marginal annotations in pencil, contemporary ink-annotations on front and end fly-leaf and end paste-down, also on an extra inserted leaf. Somewhat worn contemporary full calf, spine gilt with a minor hole in upper compartment, joints with tear, boards with mirror and with blind-stamped fleurons, red edges. From the library of Gabriel Seigneux de Correvon, with his signature and -probably- his large engraved heraldic bookplate with Coat-of-Arms and the initials "G. S." The "G" is filled with ink and changed to a "q". With his ink-annotations on front- and end fly-leaves, on end paste-down and on an extra inserted leaf. Later, in 1922, bought by Baron de Nordenskjöld, with note in ink on front fly-leaf. PMM 197 for first edition 1748. Brunet III, 1859. This is the first one volume edition. Gabriel Seigneux de Correvon (1695-1776), Swiss learned and aristocratic cosmopolitan. Author of several books and articles and translator, and with a lively correspondence through Europe. He was filled with the spirit of enlightenment and was, according to Paul Nordmann, "...ein eifriges Leser Montesquieus ...". (p. 75). Paul Nordmann, "Gabriel Seigneux de Correvon. Ein Schweizerischer Kosmopolit 1695-1775". Firenze, 1947
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