‎DAVOT, G. & J. BANNELIER.‎
‎Traités sur diverses matières de Droit François à l'usage du Duché de Bourgogne & des autres Pays qui ressortissent au Parlement de Dijon. Par feu Gabriel Davot, ...... Avec des Notes de Me. Jean Bannelier, ancien Bâtonnier des Avocats du Parlement, & Doyen de la même Université. Tome Premier [- Tome Troisième.] A Dijon, Chez la Veuve de J. Sirot, 1751. Titles printed in red and black. Three volumes. - (Followed by:) TRAITES de Droit François à l'usage du Duché de Bourgogne & des autres Pays qui ressortissent au Parlement de Dijon. Tirés de divers manuscrits du ressort. Pour servir de continuation aux Traités de M. Davot. Avec des notes de Me. Jean Bannelier ..... Tome Quatrième [- Tome Septième et dernier]. A Dijon, Chez la Veuve de J. Sirot, 1753-1757. Titles printed in red and black. Four volumes. - (Followed by:) COUTUME du Duché de Bourgogne, et Cayers servant à l'interprêter, suivie de l'ordonnance du Duc Jean sur le droit de guet et garde: Avec des observations de Me. Jean Bannelier ..... Pour continuation des Traités de Droit François à l'usage du Duché de Bourgogne. Tome Huitième. A Dijon, Chez Causse, 1765. - (Followed by:) TABLE générale des Traités de Droit François, à l'usage de la Bourgogne.‎

‎A Dijon, Chez Causse, 1767. One genealogical table in volume six, head- and tailpieces. Together nine volumes. (6), viii, 544, (20) pp.; (6), 588, (12) pp.; (6), 537, (19) pp.; (10), viii, (8), 622, (page 36 numbered 36A-M, forming 12 pages), (2) pp.; (10), 604, (12) pp.; (6), 625, (11) pp.; (10), 620, xxxiv, (2) pp.; (6), 585, (13) pp.; (2), 347, (1) pp. Small 8vo. Contemporary marbled calf, spines gilt with raised bands, labels with gilt lettering, sprinkled edges (vol. 9 with red edges), labels not quite uniform, some small defects to head and foot of spines of a few volumes, a very good set. Gouron & Terrin, 647-648; Dupin 1210, 19 & 20; Caswell & Sipkov, The Coutumes of France in the Library of Congress, 437. The very rare orginal edition published between 1751 and 1767. "The general coutume of the duchy of Burgundy governed a very extensive territory which included five large bailliages -those of Auxois, Montagne or Châtillon-sur-Seine, Dijon, Autun, and Châlon-sur-Sâone. (.....) The coutume of the duchy was confirmed on August 26, 1459, and that of the county on December 28 of the same year. A reform of the coutume of the duchy ... was confirmed by the parlement at Dijon, December 15, 1575" (Caswell & Sipkov, The Coutumes of France in the Library of Congress, p. 52).Gabriel Devot was the first professor of French law at the newly created faculty in Dijon in 1723. He sought to demonstrate, by comparing customary law of Burgundy with the other customary laws of the kingdom, that a true French law did actually exist and that that French law was detached from all sorts of particularities and even surpassed these. And it was with that aim in mind he composed these impressive volumes in which he collected, concerning almost every conceivable legal subject, the general and common law of France and the specific law of the province, thereby creating a monumental collection both for ancient French law as well as the history of law of Burgundy, which served as a breviary for contemporaries, and was extensively used by lawyers, judges and others active in the judicial system, and which is still of great interest today. The whole was edited and annotated by his friend the lawyer Jean Bannelier, who also added treatises by other authors from Burgundy. It is very rare to find this work with the 9th index volume: it is not mentioned by any of the cited reference works, and various law libraries have the 8 volume set, always lacking the index volume, an indispensable tool for effective use of these volumes. First 100 pages of volume 8 with a stain in the outer lower margin, copies with the bookplate of Emile Remy, Président du tribunal civil à Mende (Lozere). ‎

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