Ferrier, Claude De

a learned French civilian, was doctor of law in the university of Paris, in which city he was born 1639, and taught law at Paris, as fellow, till 1694, when he was appointed professor at Rheims, where he acquired great reputation, and died May 11, 1715, aged seven-seven, leaving a great number of works, which became very popular, and the booksellers of Paris, for whom he wrote, were enriched, but he was not. His talents were considerable; but a certain arrogance of manner, and bigotry to his own opinions, prevented him from being distinguished in his profession. The principal of his works are, 1.“Comtnentaires sur la Coutume de Paris,” 2 vols. 12mo. 2. “Traité des Fiefs,1680, 4to. 3. “Recueil des Commentateurs de la Coutume de Paris,1714, 4 vols. fol. 4. “La Jurisprudence du Code,1684, 2 vols. 4to. 5. “Du Digeste,1688, 2 vols. 4to. 6. “Des Novelles,1688, 2 vols. 4to. 7. “La Science des Notaires,1771, 2 vols. 4to. '8. “Le Droit du Patronage,1686, 4to. 9. *; Institution Coutumiere,“3 vols. 12mo. 10.” Introduction a la Pratique,“1758, 2 vols. 12mo.” Le Diet, de Droit," 1771, 2 vols. 4to, is by Claudius Joseph, his son, who was dean of the law faculty in the university of Paris. 1


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