A Durable Sixteenth-Century Treatise on Criminal Law Bianchi, Marcantonio [1498-1548]. Ziletti, Giovanni Battista [16th. c.]. Practica Criminalis. Aurea et Perutilis cum Singularibus Cautelis pro Reorum Defensionibus, Nunc Primum in Lucem Panditur. Adiectis Summariis, Ac Indice Alphabetico Omnium Principalium, Ac Emergentium Decisionum, Quaestionum, Incidenterque Dictorum Singulares Materias Complectente. Per Io. Bapt. Ziletum. Venice: Apud Cominum de Tridino Montisferrati, 1567. [xxxii], 160 ff. Octavo (6" x 4"). Contemporary vellum, faint early calligraphic title to spine, endleaves added, some restoration to pastedowns. Light soiling and spotting, spine darkened. Light toning to text, somewhat heavier in places, occasional faint dampstaining to lower margins, later doodles to front pastedown, eighteenth-century signatures and annotations in tiny hand to title page. An attractive copy of a scarce title. $1,500. * Later edition. Bianchi was a professor of law at the University of Padua. First published in 1547, his durable treatise on criminal law according to the Ius Commune as practiced in Northern Italy went through nine editions, the last one in 1598. All editions are scarce. OCLC locates 1 copy of the 1567 edition in North America (Harvard Law School). Censimento Nazionale Delle Edizioni Italiane del XVI Secolo CNCE5737.
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