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BENTHAM, Jeremy.

Traité des preuves judiciaires,

Ouvrage extrait des manuscrits de M. Jérémie Bentham, jurisconsulte anglais, par Ét. Dumont, membre du conseil représentatif et souverain de Genève.

Paris: Bossange frères, 1823 Stock Code: 101579
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First edition of Bentham's landmark work on the law of evidence, published in English (but still in the form defined by Dumont's editorship) two years later, in 1825, as A Treatise on Judicial Evidence, Extracted from the Manuscripts of Jeremy Bentham, Esq. by M. Dumont. Dumont (1759-1829) had started his work of editorship and translation of Bentham's manuscripts in 1801, after travelling around Europe with Lord Henry Petty, with the publication of the Traité de législation civile et pénale (1802). He continued his Bentham project, which closely reflected his own growing interest in the judicial and penal system of his country, until 1828 (De l'organization judiciaire et de la codification).

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Description

2 volumes, octavo (203 x 122 mm). Contemporary roan-backed marbled boards, vellum corners.

Condition

Italian library shelf mark stamped in blue ink on title pages. Spine ends lightly rubbed, occasional light foxing; a very good copy.

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