Superstition and Force. Essays on The Wager of Law---The Wager of Battle---The Ordeal---Torture
LEA, Henry C.

Phila: Henry C. Lea, 1866. First First edition. Dark green cloth, 407 pps. with index. Collection of four lengthy essays on various means by which judgement was historically reached in criminal, civil and religious cases. Studied herein are methods under law, deterimation of cases by way of battle and challenges, the use of ordeals such as by oath, boiling water, hot irons etc. and the use of torture in various judicial systems from the Roman Empire to the Inquisition. A tight, near fine copy with some pencil underlining and marginal notations, small snag front gutter and two small waer spots foot of spine. Very Good Cloth (Item ID: F262)


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