Tours, J. Rousset for G. Bourgeat 1553.
Small 8vo. [xvi], 288 leaves.
Mid-19th-century gilt red morocco, wide border of small partly pointillé tools, gilt spine and title, all edges gilt, green silk marker.
Only Edition. Brèché adopts the order, article by article, of the statutes of his native Touraine for the Promptuaire, at once commentary on and concordance to the competing, complementary and conflicting customary laws of a dozen major jurisdictions across France. He points out differences among them and closes with the Tours coutumes. The work was not superseded until the 1780s. A nice copy, a couple of lower margins uncut, manuscript notes on a half dozen leaves, early signatures of JM Gerard Const-, Jacques Gerard, G. Parrie?t, D. leblant and armorial stamp in red of Giuerzic s[eigneu]r de Gerard.
¶Gouron & Terrin, Bibliographie des coutumes 2074; Camus, Bibliothèque…des livres de droit 116; Répertoire bibliographique des livres imprimés en France au XVIe siècle VII: 28,9.