Book #57637

De Officio Locumtenentis in Guberniis Sac Consultae Tractatus...

A Rare Eighteenth-Century Treatise on Criminal Law in the Papal States Seta, Joannes Baptista Ascanius. De Officio Locumtenentis in Guberniis Sac. Consultae Tractatus: In quo Habentur Observationes & Regulae non Minus Utiles Quam Necessarie pro Iisdem Guberniis Recte Administrandis in Re Criminali & Politica; & Pro Rite Interpretandis, Extendendis, & Successive Exequendis Cunctis Rescriptis a Sac. Consulta Fieri Solitis in Causarum Criminalium Expeditionibus, Atque Provisionibus, Cum Permultis Decretis, Tam Eiusdem Sac. Conf., Quam Aliarum Sac. Cong. Suis in Locis Ordine Dispositis Et Obiter de Jurisdictione Episcoporum Contra Inquisitores, & Eorum Familiares, & E Contra; Necnon Epitome Criminalis Judicii. Et Tandem, In hac Secunda Editione Praedictis Adnectuntur Quamplura Vota Criminalia ad Sacram Consultam Transmissa, Eiusdemque Bannimenta Generalia. Lucca: Typis Marescandoli, 1717. [viii], 307 pp. Main text in parallel columns. Folio (12" x 8"). Contemporary vellum, raised bands and early hand-lettered title to spine. Light soiling, staining and shelfwear, boards somewhat bowed, partial crack in text block between front free endpaper and title page. Woodcut head and tail-pieces. Some toning, light browning in a few places, internally clean. $950. * Second and final edition. Text in Latin and Italian. First published in 1700, this rare treatise provides a comprehensive overview of criminal law, procedure and courts in the Papal States on the cusp of the Enlightenment. It describes the system that Beccaria hoped to reform. OCLC locates 5 copies worldwide, 3 in North America, all of the 1717 edition (at Princeton University and Harvard and UC-Berkeley Law Schools). Not in the British Museum Catalogue.

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