1893 Edition of Peru's Civil Code with Important Annotations [Peru]. Lama, Miguel Antonio de la [b. 1839], Editor and Annotator. Codigo Civil del Peru, Con Citas, Notas, Concordancias y un Apendice de Leyes, Decretos, Resoluciones, Ordenes, Reglamentos, Instrucciones, Circulares y Ejecutorias Hasta el 31 de Diciembre de 1892. Lima: Editado por la Imprenta Gil, 1893. 560,  pp. Octavo (8" x 5"). Contemporary quarter calf over marbled boards, raised bands, gilt titles and gilt ornaments to spine, marbled edges. Some rubbing to boards and extremities, rear hinge starting, crack in text block between title page and following leaf. Light toning to text. Lama's inkstamp to verso of title page, interior otherwise clean. * First edition. Established in 1852, Peru's civil code draws on the Code Napoleon and Castilian law that existed during the nation's colonial period. Lama was a leading Peruvian jurist. His highly regarded notes in Codigo Civil include the latest legislation, digested court decisions, treaty provisions and related laws and decrees. This work went through six editions by 1928, the final three by later editors. All are scarce in North American law libraries; OCLC locates 2 copies of the 1893 edition (Harvard, University of Minnesota). Clagett, A Guide to the Law and Legal Literature of Peru 30.
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