4°, circa 26,5 x 20,5 cm., 2 ff., XVI,800 pp.; 2 ff., XI, 840 pp.. Contemporary half-calf with richly gilded spines, marbled boards and marbled fore-edges Posthumous fourth edition of the classic work by Eustache-Nicolas Pigeau (1750-1818), edited by the jurist Crivelli. Volume 1: Discours sur l'étude de la procédure. Des moyens de prévenir les procès. Des offres. Des transactions. Définition de la transaction et but. etc. Principes généraux de la procédure. - Volume 2: Exécution des jugements et actes. - This copy in elegant bindings has a small inscription by Adrien Brunck, apparently a relative of the scholar and bibliophile Richard François Philippe Brunck (1729-1803) in Strasbourg who edited several classics and acquired a beautiful large library with many important texts in elegant bindings. He was forced to sell his library but the tradition obviously survived in the family (this copy if from an auction of Brunckiana).


- Little browning, minor spotting but mostly clean. A little rubbed but decorative.