Criminal Procedure in Canon Law Guazzini Sebastiano. Tractatus ad Defensam Inquisitorum, Carceratorum Reorum & Condemnatorum Super Quocunque Crimine. Opus Novum, Alacri Studio Digestum, Omnibus Magistratibus, & Iudicibus tam Secularibus, Quam Ecclesiasticis ad Cuitandas Nullitates, & Iniustitias, Advocatis, Procuratoribus, Causorum Criminalium Defensoribus, Atque Excusatoribus ad Reos Tuendos, Etiam in Unaquaque Processus Parte Maxime Utile, & Necessarium. In quo Plura, Statuta, Decreta, Bannimenta, Bullae Summorum Pontificum, & Praesertim Gregorii XIV. Super Immunitate Ecclesiastica, Constitutiones, Pragmaticae, Ritus, & Consuetudines Diversorum Locorum, & Provinciarum Declarantur, Ac Referuntur Quamplurimi Casus in Contingentia Facti, In Gravissimis Criminibus, Etiam per Supremos Magistratus Decisi. Cum Index Reum, & Verborum. Venice: Apud Bertanos, 1639. Two volumes in one, each with title page and individual pagination. [xii], 388; 324,  pp. Main text in parallel columns. Folio (13" x 9"). Contemporary limp vellum, faint early hand-lettered title to spine, later repairs to corners, endpapers renewed. Light soiling and some minor stains to boards, spine slightly darkened, some edgewear, front joint just starting at head. Title page printed in red and black. Light toning to text, occasional minor worming, mostly to margins, faint dampstaining to margins in some places, rodent damage to upper corners of final 25 leaves with no loss to text, light soiling, edgewear and early library owner inscription to title page. A nice copy of a scarce title. $950. * Third edition. Guazzini was an advocate and expert of criminal law associated with the Roman Curia. First published in 1614, Tractatus ad Defensam Inquisitorum was a well-regarded treatise on criminal procedure under canon law. It is a detailed work that draws comparisons between canon law, Roman law and Italian customary law. A durable work, it went through several editions and issues into the eighteenth century. All editions are scarce. OCLC locates 2 copies of the 1639 edition in North America (Columbia, University of Pennsylvania). This edition not in the British Museum Catalogue.
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