Codigo Commercial Portuguez.
Lisbon, Imprensa Nacional, 1833.
Small folio. (8) ff., 316 pp. With vignettes on pp. 40 & 308. Contemporary half calf (joints repaired). Traces of worming in upper margins not affecting text, more pronounced in pp. 19-120, & in lower margin of f. (4)-p. 6. Some slight damp-staining.
The first Portuguese commercial code, drawn up by the jurisconsult, José Ferreira Borges, and the most important work composed by him, at the request of Minister of Finance, José da Silva Carvalho. D. Pedro, Duque de Bragança, to whom the work is dedicated, immediately ordered its 1860 articles to be published, and it came into force in January 1834. The last leaf reproduces Dom Pedro’s declaration abolishing all previous commercial legislation. One of the foremost economists of early 19th century Portugal, Ferreira Borges wrote several works on commercial law. When the liberal Constitution was abolished and an absolute monarchy declared in 1823 he was obliged to flee to London, returning definitively only in Sept. 1833.
Innocêncio IV, 330 & XII, 327. Goldsmith’s Cat. 27952.1.