MEMOIR OF THE LIFE OF HENRY-FRANCIS D'AGUESSEAU, CHANCELLOR OF FRANCE; AND OF HIS ORDONNANCES FOR CONSOLIDATING AND AMENDING CERTAIN PORTIONS OF THE FRENCH...
Item #: 63410
Pages: 207 pp.
Published: OE; R. M'Dermut & D.D. Arden; Reprinted in 2007.
This biography of the pioneering french codifier Henry-Francis D'Aguesseau was written at a time when the Englishand American legal communities were keenly interested incodification. Indeed, Butler emphasizes this aspect of hissubject's career. D'Aguesseau served three terms aschancellor of France. His attempt at codification of Frenchlaw led to several important reforms, especially in suchareas as donations, testaments, succession and procedure.A prolific writer on legal and ecclesiastical subjects,Butler is best known for his completion of Hargrave'sedition of Coke's Institutes.Reprinted by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.Distributed by William S. Hein & Co., Inc.
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