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French and Italian Studies


Itemized Collection List

Part I , II, III , IV

II. ‘LITS DE JUSTICE’ 1770-1787: Procès-Verbaux and other Documents

  1. EXTRAIT de Procès-verbal du Lit de Justice, tenu par le Roi au Château de Versailles, le vendredi 5 mai 1775. Paris, P.G.Simon, 1775. 12 pp. 4to.

    Describes the same proceedings as those documented in item 224. This account offers a more complete description of participants, costume, seating, protocol, etc. Otherwise, very similar.

    In: Collection G.

  2. EXTRAIT du Procès-verbal du Lit de Justice, tenu par le Roi au Château de Versailles, le mardi 12 mars 1776. Paris, P.G. Simon, 1776. Royal coat of arms on title. 36 pp. 4to.

    Concerns the registration of Turgot’s famous “six edicts,” specifically suppression of the corvée, abolition of the communautés d’arts et métiers, liberation of the grain trade, etc. Includes speeches given but not the edicts themselves.

    In: Collection H.

  3. EXTRAIT du Procès-verbal de la séance tenue en la Chambre des Comptes par Monsieur, frère du Roi, le mardi 19 mars 1776. Paris, L.Celiot, 1776. 22 pp. 4to.

    Concerns the important “six edicts” initiated under Turgot. Includes speeches given but not the edicts themselves.

    In: Collection H.

  4. LETTRE A M++++, conseiller au Parlement. Décembre 1774. Paris, chez-les libraires associés, (1775). Sphere on title. 40 pp. 12mo. Modern boards.

    Concerns the rights and obligations of the parlements and comments on the ordinance registered during the Lit de Justice of November 12, 1774. Anonymous analysis of the parlementary position cast in historical and constitutional terms.

  5. MAUPEOU — OBSERVATIONS sur le discours de Chancelier (Maupeou) prononcé au Lit de Justice du vendredi 7 décembre 1770, faites par un ancien magistrat, et adressés à un duc et pair. (Caption title). No place (1770). 52 pp. 12mo. Modern boards.

    A fundamental criticism of the “Maupeou Revolution” which aimed at abolishing the authority of the Parlements. Argument contains an extended treatise espousing the parlementary view of the ancient French constitution. Full of historical evidence.

  6. PROCÈS-VERBAL de ce qui c’est passé au Lit de Justice, tenu par le Roi au Château de Versailles le vendredi 7 décembre 1770. Paris, Impr. royale, 1770. Royal coat of arms on title. 20 pp. 4to.

    The Lit de Justice which initiated the “Maupeou Revolution.” Includes speeches given at the proceedings as well as the relevant royal edicts ordering the suppression of the parlements.

    In: Collection H.

  7. PROCÈS-VERBAL de ce qui c’est passé au Lit de Justice, tenu par le Roi au Château de Versailles, le mercredi 27 juin 1770. Paris, Impr. de Prault, 1771. 16 pp. 4to.

    Concerns the suppression of the Parlement of Bretagne initiated under Maupeou.

    In: Collection H.

  8. PROCÈS-VERBAL de ce qui c’est passé au Lit de Justice, tenu par le Roi au Château de Versailles, le samedi 13 avril 1771. Paris, Impr. royale, 1771. Royal coat of arms on title. 47 pp. 4to.

    Concerns the suppression of the Grand-Conseil and of the Cour des Aides de Paris, and the creation of new judicial structures. Includes speeches given at the proceedings as well as the relevant royal edicts. Also contains schematic tables outlining the new judicial structure. Concludes with an account of the “Séance de M. le Chancelier au Parlement pour l’installation des officiers créés par l’édit de ce jour.”

    In: Collection H.

  9. PROCÈS-VERBAL de la séance tenue au Grand Conseil, par Monsieur, frère du Roi, pour l’enregistrement des édits, ordonnance, lettres patentes ci-après mentionnés. Le samedi 12 novembre 1774. Paris, Impr. royale, 1774. 39 pp. 4to.

    The re-establishment of the Grand-Conseil ending the suppression begun under Maupeou in 1771. Includes speeches given at the proceedings and the relevant royal edicts.

    In: Collection H.

  10. PROCÈS-VERBAL de ce qui c’est passé a la séance, tenue en la Cour des Aides de Paris, en présence de Monseigneur le Comte d’Artois, le samedi 12 novembre 1774. Paris, Knapen, 1774. Royal coat of arms on title. 38 pp. 4to.

    The re-establishment of the Cour des Aides ending the suppression begun under Maupeou in 1771. Includes speeches given at the proceedings and the relevant royal edicts.

    In: Collection H.(Second copy In: Collection G).

  11. PROCÈS-VERBAL de ce qui c’est passé au Lit de Justice, tenu par le Roi à Paris, le samedi douze novembre 1774. Paris, Impr. Royale, 1774. 90 pp. 4to.

    The Lit de Justice which restored the parlements and officially ended the “Maupeou Revolution.” Includes speeches given at the proceedings and the relevant royal edicts. The re-establishment edicts are mostly signed by Gilbert on behalf of the monarchy, but the one for the Conseil Provincial d’Artois is signed by Turgot.

    In: Collection G. (Second copy In: Collection H).

  12. PROCÈS-VERBAL de ce qui c’est passé au Lit de Justice, tenu par le Roi à Paris, le samedi 12 novembre 1774. Lille, N.J.B. Peterinck-Cramé, 1774. Royal coat of arms on title. 13 pieces in 1 vol. 55, 19, 8, 20, 16, 18, 16, 16, 8, 30, 20, 12, 14 pp. 4to. Modern boards.

    Collected proceedings of the meetings to re-establish the Parlements, the Cour des Aides, and the Grand-Conseil held in Paris, Aix, Bordeaux, Toulouse, Dijon, Besançon, Grenoble, Metz and Pau from 12 November 1774 to 19 March 1776. These proceedings effectively ended the “Maupeou Revolution” begun in 1771. Includes speeches given at the proceedings and the relevant royal edicts.

  13. PROCÈS-VERBAL de ce qui c’est passé au Lit de Justice, tenu par le Roi au Château de Versailles, le vendredi 5 mai 1775. Paris, Impr. royale, 1775. Royal coat of arms on title. 14 pp. 4to.

    Concerns the problem of brigands and criminal subversion in the provinces. Declaration of the King follows account of the proceedings.

    In: Collection H. (Second copy In: Collection G).

  14. PROCÈS-VERBAL de ce qui c’est passé au Lit de Justice, tenu par le Roi à Versailles, le lundi 6 août 1787. Paris, Imprimerie Royale, 1787. 60 pp. 4to. Modern boards.

    At the ‘Lit de Justice’, the king made effective the Edict of August 1787, suppressing the taxes called ‘deux vingtièmes et quatre sols’ and replaced them with a territorial subvention, a typical physiocratic taxation, prepared by Calonne but defended by Loménie de Brienne. At this ‘Lit de Justice’ the king also made his declaration concerning the exise stamp, which provoked a parliamentary revolt. The king punished the participants in this revolt by exiling the Parlement de Paris and the provincial parlements. According to Marion, this was “le point de départ de la Révolution.” Includes a comprehensive “Tarif des Droits de Timbres.”

    In: Collection H (Individually bound copy included as well)

  15. PROCÈS-VERBAL de la séance tenue à la Chambre des Comptes de Paris, le 17 août 1787, par Monsieur, frère du Roi, pour l’enregistrement des édits & déclarations enregistrés au Lit de Justice tenu à Versailles, le 6 août 1787. Versailles, Impr. de Ph.-D.Pierres, 1787. Royal coat of arms on title. 1 lf., 24 pp. 4to.

    Concerns the registration of the edicts introducing new taxes, specifically a new "vingtième. Includes speeches given at the proceedings and the relevant royal edicts.

    In: Collection H.


[ 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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