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[Drop-head title:] Discours adressé (le 9 Mars 1873 [sic]) à une societé d'avocats au parlement de Toulouse, sur son projet d'une conférence de charité.
GEZ, Avocat au Parlement de Toulouse.

[Drop-head title:] Discours adressé (le 9 Mars 1873 [sic]) à une societé d'avocats au parlement de Toulouse, sur son projet d'une conférence de charité.

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Published: No place No printer, 1783

Stock Code: 113275

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Notes

First and apparently only edition of this speech promoting the establishment in Toulouse of an order of lawyers offering free legal representation to the poor, a "league of generous defenders of the oppressed and destitute". When Maître Gez (c.1700-1792) gave this speech to his peers at the Parlement in Toulouse he had already constituted a group of thirty-two lawyers providing free counsel to the poor. The group was divided into two chambers according to seniority and met monthly. Appealing to the generosity of his peers to form a society of men dedicated to the pursuit of justice and set free from the "domination of greed" Gez cites as models to follow Montesquieu, Beccaria and Servan, as well as the Bareau of the city of Nancy, which had already implemented a similar system. Jean Nicolas Joseph Abraham Gez had a long career at the Bar and was made a member of the Académie des Sciences, Inscriptions et Belles Lettres de Toulouse in 1785.

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Description

Quarto (238 x 190 mm), 21 pp. Sometime bound into a volume, now disbound and stab sewn through the original stab holes.

Illustrations

Engraved vignette at head of first leaf.

Condition

Small marginal stain to first leaf, top corner with small stain; a very good copy.

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