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Traité des droits du domaine du roy, leur origine, comme aussi le prejudice que sa majesté se fait en surchargeant ses sujets avec des impots [manuscript].

Publication:
[France, ca. 1755]
Format/Description:
Manuscript
102 leaves : paper ; 294 x 192 (246 x 139) mm. bound to 301 x 215 mm.
Subjects:
Louis XV, King of France, 1710-1774.
Taxation -- France -- Early works to 1800.
France -- Economic conditions -- 18th century.
Form/Genre:
Codices.
Treatises.
Manuscripts, French -- 18th century.
Manuscripts, European.
Language:
French.
Summary:
Discussion in thirty chapters of the rights of the king of France during the reign of Louis XV, such as the rights of justice, litigation, and indemnity, often from a historical perspective, in support of the argument that the king has sufficient means of generating revenue without overburdening his subjects with taxes.
Notes:
Ms. codex.
Title from title page (p. 1).
Pagination: Paper, iv (modern paper) + 102 + iv (modern paper); 1-202, [ii]; contemporary pagination in ink, upper outer corners.
Layout: Written in 21 long lines; outer margin marked by folding.
Binding: Modern half parchment (Zacour-Hirsch). Ink bleeding through the paper makes some pages difficult to read.
Origin: Written in France, ca. 1755 (p. 14).
Text identical to UPenn Ms. Codex 979.
Similar but not identical titles are listed in A. A. Barbier, Dictionnaire des ouvrages anonymes, v.4 (Paris, 1879) (Zacour-Hirsch).
Penn Provenance:
Purchased, 1959.
Cited in:
Described in Zacour, Norman P. and Hirsch, Rudolf. Catalogue of Manuscripts in the Libraries of the University of Pennsylvania to 1800 (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1965), p. 64 (Ms. French 51).
Cited as:
UPenn Ms. Codex 980
OCLC:
155928987
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