Code de l'Humanité, ou La Législation Universelle, Naturelle, Civile et Politique, avec l'Histoire Littéraire des plus Grands Hommes qui ont Contribué a la Perfection de ce Code

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Fortuné Barthélemy de Félice

Code de l'Humanité
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Title not held by The Wolf Law Library
at the College of William & Mary.
Author Fortuné Barthélemy de Félice
Published Yverdon: Impr. de m. de Felice
Date 1778
Language French
Volumes volume set

Fortunato de Felice

Evidence for Inclusion in Wythe's Library

Listed in the Jefferson Inventory of Wythe's Library as Code de l'humanite. 13.v. 4to and given by Thomas Jefferson to his son-in-law, Thomas Mann Randolph. Later appears on Randolph's 1832 estate inventory as "Code of Humanity (French), (12 vols., $20.00 value)." Jefferson sent this set to Wythe on September 16, 1787. The last two pages of the enclosed letter list the "Contents of the box marked G.W." "Code de l’humanité. 13. vols. 4to." is among the titles in the section "for Mr. Wythe." Three of the Wythe Collection sources, the Brown Bibliography[1], George Wythe's Library[2] on LibraryThing, and Dean's Memo[3] include the first edition published in Yverton in 1778.

To date, the Wolf Law Library has been unable to find a copy of this set.

See also


  1. Bennie Brown, "The Library of George Wythe of Williamsburg and Richmond," (unpublished manuscript, May, 2012) Microsoft Word file. Earlier edition available at:
  2. LibraryThing, s.v. "Member: George Wythe," accessed on May 2, 2033.
  3. Memorandum from Barbara C. Dean, Colonial Williamsburg Found., to Mrs. Stiverson, Colonial Williamsburg Found. (June 16, 1975), 3 (on file at Wolf Law Library, College of William & Mary).