Edit du Roy. Contre Les Duels et Rencontres. Verifie en Parlement, le Roy y seant, le septieme Septembre 1651. FRANCE. LOUIS XIV.

Edit du Roy. Contre Les Duels et Rencontres. Verifie en Parlement, le Roy y seant, le septieme Septembre 1651.

Paris. Le Procureur General du Roy. 1651. Hardcover. 21.5cm, 20p., decorated title page, chapter header & first letter drop-cap decoration, small stain on title, in quarter brown calf backed grey paper over boards, fine. (cgc) ~ One of many edicts by various kings of France to stamp out the proliferation of duels of honour in France. The first ordinance in France against duelling was given in 1566, to little or no avail, and in 1626 a new edict under Louis XIII condemned to death any one who had killed an adversary. This is one of eleven ordinances against duelling given during the reign of Louis XIV, further edicts showing a proliferation of the events. An interesting government document drawing attention to a particular French predilection -affairs of honour. Even Voltaire is noted as fighting a duel in his youth! Item #34711

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