Illustrated law

 Cuba y sus jueces, by Raimundo Cabrera (1895)
A number of our recent acquisitions are in the field of Cuban law. Here are some of the highlights. Raimundo Cabrera (1852-1923), Cuba y sus jueces: rectificaciones oportunas...
Commission from Doge Andrea Gritti appointing Federico Renier as governor of Verona, 1530.
The role of imagery in the governance of Renaissance Venice will be explored in an exhibit talk sponsored by the Yale Law Library. Christopher W. Platts (History of Art, Yale...
Those who cannot visit the Law Library to view our colorful new exhibit, “Representing the Law in the Most Serene Republic: Images of Authority from Renaissance Venice,” now...
Parte presa nell'eccellentiss. Senato, 1620, adì 9 aprile, in materia che si possi condennar alla Galea anco per manco tempo de disdotto mesi (Venice, 1620)
Representing the Law in the Most Serene Republic:Images of Authority from Renaissance Venice The Venetian Republic, a prosperous and powerful state in Renaissance Europe,...
Veridica descrizione, e ragguaglio distinto della Promulgazione delle colpe, e dell'abjura solenne, e della condanna di galera fulminata dal Santo Tribunale dell'Inquisizione di Brescia, contro Giuseppe Beccarelli (1710)
One of my favorite acquisitions at this spring’s New York Antiquarian Book Fair was an Italian broadside with an enormous woodcut of an Inquisition trial. The trial...
Modern academic dissertations are typically rather dull visually, consisting almost entirely of typescript. In early modern Europe, however, dissertations could be quite...
Handbuch aller unter der Regierung des Kaisers Joseph des II, volume 15 (1789)
In my search for law books with illustrations, I have never come across botanical illustrations until now. The plant depicted here is belladonna, also known as deadly...
Map of Fort Lorenzo, Panama (1740)
I picked up a volume to catalog that until recently was in the the Los Angeles County Law Library. We acquired it at auction in London in the spring 2014. The title is De...
Battista Aimo, De alluvionum iure universo (Bologna, 1580).
My friend and collaborator Mark Weiner has produced the latest installment in his series of videos on rare law books. “Water, Paper, Law” is an almost poetic meditation, in...
The Lillian Goldman Law Library’s 2013 holiday card features an image from one of this year’s acquisitions. The image is the headpiece from the opening chapter in...

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