Tractatus de maleficiis (Treatise on Evil Deeds)

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Tractatus de maleficiis (Treatise on Evil Deeds)

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Item No: mcac142305
Title: Tractatus de maleficiis (Treatise on Evil Deeds)
Script: Rotunda
Language: Latin
Folio Number: ff. 20v-21r
Original Year/Month/Day: 1460, February 27
Source: Rare Book Department
Notes: Angelo Gambiglioni (d. 1446) was a lawyer and judge from the town of Arezzo, Italy. He was also a legal scholar who taught at the University of Bologna in the 1430s and 1440s. This book contains a copy of his most famous work, Tractatus de Maleficiis, a treatise on criminal procedure. This particular manuscript is unusual for having illustrations, which consist of marginal pen and ink drawings that illustrate the text of the treatise, showing figures committing crimes, appearing before a judge, or receiving punishment for their crimes. The left-hand page of this opening shows instances of accidental deaths. In the top scene, a man is shot by the arrow of another man who is hunting birds. The lower scene shows a man being accidentally trampled by a horse. The right-hand page shows a man being led before a judge.
Notes: Marginal drawing
Sirsi Catalog Key: 1582842
Country: Country:Italy

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): 1475
Image Dimensions Width: 330 mm
ShelfMark: LC 14 23
Creator Name: Angelo de Gambiglioni - Author
Johannes Batista de Aversa - Scribe