Illustrated law

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...
Nicolaus de Gijselaar, De venatione (1734)
The latest addition to our Flickr site is “Dutch legal dissertations”. This set of images is another product of my interest in illustrated law books. The Lillian...
Institutiones D. Justiniani SS. Princ. : typis variae, rubris nucleum exhibentibus : accesserunt ex Digestis tituli De verborum significatione & Regul. juris (Amsterdam, 1664)
Institutiones D. Iustinianei (1664), with arms of Charles William Henry Montagu-Scott. This copy of the Institutes of Justinian, the introductory text of Roman law taught for...
Lucius Annaeus Florus, L. Annaei Flori Epitome rerum Romanarum (Leiden, 1744)
Lucius Annaeus Florus, L. Annaei Flori Epitome rerum Romanarum (1744), with arms of The Hague (Netherlands). Florus (c. 74 – c. 130 AD) is known chiefly for his Epitome, or...

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