1248. [Law - Torture]

FREIHERR ZU SCHWARZENBERG, Johann

Bambergische halszgerichts Ordenung.

(Mainz, J. Schöffer, 1508)

Folio: [52] ff. (occ. minor soiling).

Gilt dark blue morocco signed Ch. De Samblanx, covers with central ornament and ruled with a triple fillet and a pearl fillet with corner ornaments, orn. spine with raised bands, red morocco doublures ruled with multiple fillets and a pearl fillet with ornaments and with corner ornaments, marbled endpapers, a.e.g. Excellent copy.

Second edition (1st ed.: 1507) of this treatise on criminal and procedural law in Bamberg courts, written in 1507 by Johann Freiherr zu Schwarzenberg on behalf of Bishop Georg III Schenk von Limpurg, and in which torture is a constitutive element for obtaining confessions. This book was influenced by the ideas of Italian schools of law (Roman law) and the basis for the later "Constitutio Criminalis Carolina" of Emperor Charles V, which was adopted in 1530 at the Imperial Diet in Augsburg and ratified two years later in 1532 at the Imperial Diet in Regensburg. Our copy presents a rare variant on the title page (title shortened). Ill. with numerous woodcuts figuring i.a. law procedures and instruments of torture.
Ref. VD16 B 257. - USTC 615094. - Not in STC German (BL), Adams.
Prov. [Georges Petit].

€ 3.000 / 4.000

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