8vo., contemporary full leather binding with gilt and gilt-lettered red leather label to spine, xii, 179, lxxix. Binding bumped and chipped, head and heel bands missing, front joint splitting, rear joint tender, mild browning to pages; otherwise very good. Cesare Bonesana di Beccaria, Marquis of Gualdrasco and Villareggio (1738-1794), was an Italian criminologist, jurist, philosopher and politician. He is widely considered the most talented jurist and one of the greatest thinkers of the Age of Enlightenment. On Crimes and Punishments (Dei delitti e delle pene), first published in Livorno 1764, is the book he is best remembered for today. It is notable for being an early example of a legal treatise condemning the death penalty and use of torture and being a founding work in the field of penology and Classical School of criminology. Before it appeared in English, the book was translated into French 1766 with a commentary by Voltaire, which was then translated into English and included in the first English edition which was published in 1767. This is the second English edition and still a very rare book in remarkably good condition. Text in English.
BECCARIA, Cesare; AROUET, Francois-Marie [VOLTAIRE]., An Essay on Crimes and Punishments, Translated from the Italian; with a Commentary, Attributed to Mons. De Voltaire, Translated from the French. The second edition., Printed for F. Newberry, 1769
OROLOGI, Giuseppe; LUPACCHINO DELL’AMATRICE, Nicola., Vita di Camillo Orsino Marchese della Tripalda, Signore della Mentana, della Citta di Torri, Rocc’antica, Castiglione, e di Selci; Barone di Montefredano; Capitan Generale di quattro Sommi Pontefici; e di altre Corone, e Prencipi. Si vengono in Essa, a narrar succintamente tutte le Guerre successe dalla Venuta di Carlo Ottavo Re di Francia in Italian, fin nel 1559. Descritta dal Sig. Gioseppe Horologi nel 1565. Con l’Aggiunta, in quella Terza & ultima Impressione, di alcuno Lettere della Serenissima Republica di Venetia: E del Funerale fattoli fare da Papa Paolo Quarto, non solito Farsi, che ad Altissimi Prencipi; Cavato dal Diario Pontificio di Lodovico Branci nel 1559. Con Elogii di tutt’ i suoi Descendenti, fino al di d’hoggi […]., Nella Ducale Stamparia di Iacomo Fei d’And.F., 1669