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Title: Les Manuscrits de Philippe le Geyt, Ecuyer, Lieutenant-Bailli de L'ile de Jersey, Sur la Constitution, Les Lois, Et Les Usages de Cette Ile. 4 Volume Set.
Description: Place Royale, St.-Helier, Philippe Falle, Libraire. 1846. Half-Leather. Four volume set, 8 1/2" H. Tome I, published 1846 - XL, 533, III pp. Tome II, published 1847 - 569, III, [1] pp. Tome III, published 1847, 626, [1] pp. Tome IV, published 1847 - 497, [1], ii pp. Rebound in half leather (dark brown cloth boards with tan leather spines and corners, 2 maroon leather labels on each spine with gilt lettering, including small one at bottom of each spine - "F. Richardson le Brun" ), decorative red speckled stain to textblock edges. Small ticket of C. le Feuvre, Bookbinder, 18, Beresford Street, Jersey (fl. c.1868) at bottom right corner of front pastedown in each volume. Also the stamp of "F. Richardson le Brun, Solicitor, Jersey" [fl. c.1879] at top left corner of each front pastedown. All text is in French. Philippe le Geyt (1655-1716) was one of the foremost experts on Jersey law. All volumes have very light edge wear, all volumes have some tiny/small areas of surface leather loss - mainly on volumes I & II, volume I has a small repair at top of spine and a small piece missing from bottom edge of spine, volumes I & II have a 1" hairline crack at top of front hinge, volume IV has small loss of leather at rear bottom corner, all volumes have tiny foxing marks on the endpapers that migrate into the adjacent pages, volume I has small tear at top of page leaf 19/20 - archivally taped, volume IV has a small old paper label and some areas of light soiling on title page. All volumes are protected in a stiff mylar jacket. Very Good -.

Keywords: Jersey, Channel Islands, Laws, Constitution, Philippe le Geyt, Code le Geyt, Jurists, Judges, Norman Coutumiers, Royal Court, 17th Century, Early 18th Century, Commissaires Royaux, Greffier, Senechaux, Executeur, Jurisdiction, Crime, Juges, Adulteres, Sei

Price: US$ 385.00 Seller: Capricorn Books
- Book number: 30164

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