DAMHOUDER, JOOST DE
Practycke in criminele saken (Ordonnantie, edict ende ghebodt). Rotterdam: Pieter van Waesberge, 1650
2 parts in one volume, 4to (204 x 152mm.), 2 title-pages (one printed in red and black), numerous woodcuts in the text showing criminal acts, contemporary French red morocco gilt with the arms of Colbert [Olivier 1296 fer 4], spine gilt in compartments with a crowned monogram (not listed in Olivier; from a different Colbert?), red speckled edges, upper joint starting to crack at head
Colbert's copy of Damhouder's manual of criminal justice, one of several works by Damhouder in his library.
Jean-Baptiste Colbert (1619-1683), arms on binding and "Bibliothecae Colbertinae" on title-page, sale of the Colbert Library, Paris, 1728, lot 6576; Jean-Baptiste Deswarte, inscription on flyleaf dated 1752; bought in Paris, 1937, from Nourry, 400fr, manuscript note loosely inserted
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