Murder and Theft in Roman Law Bianchi, Marco Antonio (Marcantonio) [1498-1548]. Tractatus de Indiciis Homicidii Ex Proposito Commissi & de Aliis Indiciis Homicidii & Furti: Ad Legem Finalem ff. De Quaestionibus. Venice: Apud Ioannem Andream Vauassorem Dictum Guadagninum, 1546. 112,  ff. Octavo (6" x 4"). Contemporary limp vellum, ties lacking. Moderate soiling, spine darkened, moderate rubbing to extremities, spine ends bumped, small chip to fore-edge of front cover, hinges partially cracked. Moderate toning to text, somewhat heavier in places, faint dampspotting in places, minor worming to gutter in a few places, some edgewear to front and rear endleaves, brief early owner inscriptions to front free endpaper and foot of title page. $500. * Second edition, one of three issues from 1546, none with priority. First published in 1545, this is a treatise on homicide and theft in Roman law. It treats the investigation of those crimes and their degrees and penalties. This book includes sections on premeditation and the use of torture. It went through several later editions and was included in the great multi-volume anthology Tractatus Universi Iuris (1584-1586). Bianchi was a professor of law at the University of Padua and a fairly prolific and well-regarded legal writer. All editions are this title are scarce. OCLC locates 3 copies of 1546 issues in North America (GWU Law School, Harvard Law School, UCLA), no copies of our Vauassorem imprint. Censimento Nazionale delle Edizioni Italiane del XVI Secolo CNCE 5729.
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