Rare Handbook on Criminal Investigation and Procedure in the Republic of Venice Tirabosco, Antonio. Ristretto Di Pratica Criminale, Che Serve Per La Formazion De' Processi Ad Offesa. Vicenza: Per Antonio Veronese, 1777. 96 pp. Octavo (6-1/4" x 3-1/2"). Contemporary plain stiff-paper wrappers. Light soiling to exterior, tiny stain to front board, light rubbing to extremities. Negligible light toning to text, paper flaw to fore-edge of leaf B4 (pp. 31-32) with no loss to text. $1,500. * Second and final edition. This detailed handbook on criminal investigation and procedure in the Republic of Venice was first printed in 1695. It begins with definitions of crime and categories of public and private crimes. The next part discusses how a crime is reported and addressed. The investigation process is described in detail; it describes autopsy procedures, the establishment of proof, confessions, witness testimony and final charging. The following sections describe courtroom process, judgement and punishment, with reference to capital punishment. The final section outlines defenses, sentences and a list of criminal offences. This is a rare title. OCLC locates 1 copy of the second edition (at the Bibliotheque nationale de France) and 1 copy of the first edition (at the Biblioteca Casanatense). Not in the British Museum Catalogue.
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