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Milles De Souvigny, Jean
Praxis criminis persequendi, elegantibus aliquot figuris illustrata
Paris: Simon de Colines apud Arnoul L'Angelier et Charles L'Angelier, 1541. First edition. With 13 full-page woodcut illustrations. A woodcut coat-of-arms on the verso of the title page, woodcut initials throughout. In contemporary, blind-stamped leather binding. Binding slightly worn, rubbed, corners bumped. Spine and the lower corners are damaged. Contemporary or somewhat later possessor's inscriptions on title page (Franciscus [François] Gratier). Contemporary marginal notes in ink by a neat hand throughout. Light water stain to the margin of the last quire. H6 torn at lower margin, with no effect on print space. K5 misbound, placed before k4. Otherwise in very good condition.. First edition. With 13 full-page woodcut illustrations. A woodcut coat-of-arms on the verso of the title page, woodcut initials throughout. In contemporary, blind-stamped leather binding. Coll.: aa4 a-k8 l6 (l6 blank). Pag.: ff. [4] 85 [1]. First edition of the first French code of criminal procedure, illustrated with 13 fine, full-page woodcuts. The author of the book, Jean de Milles was born in Souvigny at the end of the 15th century. He practiced as a lawyer in Toulouse, a bailiff in his hometown, the royal provost of the Châtelet of Paris, and served in various juridical offices throughout his life. Besides two legal treatises, his opus magnum is the present book, published in 1541 by Simon de Colines and considered Colines' "most beautifully illustrated production" (Schreiber) and also as one of the most important French illustrated books of the 16th century. In Praxis Criminis, … [Click Below for Full Description]
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