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French and Italian Studies


General List of Principal Collections


  1. FRANCHE-COMTÉ — COLLECTION of 5 pieces bound in 1 vol.12mo.Contemporary marbled calf.

    Each item described separately.

  2. PARLEMENTS — COLLECTION of 4 remonstrances, etc. published 1757-1758, bound in 1vol. 12mo. Contemporary marbled calf, gilt back with raised bands.

    Each item has been described separately.

  3. PARLEMENTS — COLLECTION of 15 arrêts, remonstrances, etc. published 1762-1763, concerning taxes, the expulsion of the Jesuits, etc. Bound in 1 vol. 12mo. Contemporary calf, gilt back (worn).

    Each item has been described separately.

  4. PARLEMENTS — COLLECTION of 17 arrêts, remonstrances, etc. of various Parlements, dated between 1756 and 1759, primarily concerning taxes and parlementary prerogatives. Bound in 1 vol. 12mo. Contemporary marbled calf, gilt back with raised bands.

    Each item has been described separately.

  5. PARLEMENTS — COLLECTION of 14 lettres, remonstrances, etc. published 1753-1755, concerning forbidden books, the rights of sovereign courts, etc. Bound in 1 vol. 12mo. Contemporary calf, gilt stamped coat of arms on both sides.

    The freedom of religion and the question of the Bull Unigenitus played an important role in pre-revolutionary France. Several aspects of these issues are reflected in this collection. Each item has been described separately.

  6. PARLEMENTS — COLLECTION of 60 pieces concerning the Parlements, the opposition to the Grand Conseil, etc. published between 1717 and 1760, and brought together by Barthélemi Gabriel Rolland d’Erceville, first president of the Chambre de Requêtes of the Parlement de Paris. Bound in 4 vols. 12mo. Contemporary half calf, gilt backs.

    Interesting collection, with bookplate of Rolland d’Erceville in each volume. Each item has been described separately.

  7. RE-ESTABLISHMENT of the ‘Parlement de Paris’ and of several other parlements and other sovereign local councils, as decided by Turgot in 1774. — COLLECTION of 22 pieces, published 1774-1775, bound in 1 vol. 4to. Modern half morocco.

    The re-establishment of the Parlements and other sovereign local councils, marked a significant turning point in eighteenth-century French history. This volume chronicles the judicial proceedings which ended the so called “Maupeou Revolution.” Each item has been described separately.

  8. LITS DE JUSTICE — COLLECTION of 11 pieces concerning ‘Lits de Justice’ held between 1770 and 1787, dealing with the role of the Parlement de Paris and with the reforms introduced by Turgot. 11 pieces bound in 1 vol. 4to. Modern half morocco.

    All pieces have been described separately.

  1. ESTABLISHMENT OF THE ASSEMBLÉES PROVINCIALES — COLLECTION of arrêts, règlements, Lettres-patentes, etc., concerning the establishment of the various Assemblées provinciales. 33 pieces dated 1787-1788. Bound in 1 vol. 4to. Modern half morocco.

    Each item has been described separately.

  1. MAUPEOU — COLLECTION of 24 items, published 1770-1771, relating to the reforms of the Parlements, introduced by Maupeou. Bound in 4 volumes. 12mo. Contemporary marbled calf, gilt backs.

    Each item has been described separately.


[ General List of Collections ]
[ Itemized Collection List ]
[ Other Pieces from the Collection ]
[ Appendix A: Catalogue of Item 121 ]
[ Appendix B: Subject Index ]
[ Appendix C: Chronological Index ]
[ Table of Contents ]

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