The Definitive Edition of the First Comprehensive Study of Criminal Procedure Published in Northern Europe Damhouder, Josse (Joost) de. Praxis Rerum Criminalium: Praetoribus, Propraetoribus, Consulibus, Proconsulibus, Magistratibus, Reliquisque id Genus Iustitiariis ac Officiaiis, Apprime Utilis & Necessaria. Antwerp: Ioan Belleri, 1601. xii, 637 pp. 64 full-page woodcut illustrations. Reprinted 2005 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 9781584775607. ISBN-10: 1584775602. Hardcover. New. $69.95 * Reprint of the definitive revised edition. Text in Latin. First published in 1554, this was the first comprehensive study of criminal procedure published in northern Europe. A synthetic work drawn mostly from Roman-Dutch sources, it was based on Philip Wielant's Practycke Crimineele (c.1510) and other earlier treatises. Published in Latin, Dutch and French editions, it was the standard authority throughout Europe for decades. This Antwerp edition from 1601 is illustrated throughout with woodcuts depicting, murder, theft and many other crimes, along with images relating to punishment and justice. Damhouder [1507-1581] was an advisor to the Duke of Burgundy and a prolific author of legal and religious treatises. This edition was published in conjunction with a posthumously compiled appendix, Sententiae Selectae Pertinentes ad Materiam Praxios Rerum Criminalium (1601), which is available as a Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. reprint.
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