Reprint of the definitive revised edition. First published in 1554, this was the first comprehensive study of criminal procedure published in northern Europe. A synthetic work drawn mostly from Roman-Dutch sources, it was based on Philip Wielant's Practycke Crimineele (1439-1519) and other earlier treatises. Published in Latin, Dutch and French, it was the standard authority throughout the continent for many years. This Dutch edition from 1601 is illustrated throughout with woodcuts depicting adultery, murder, theft and many other crimes. Damhouder [1507-1581] was an advisor to the Duke of Burgundy and a prolific author of legal and religious treatises. This edition published in conjunction with Damhouder's Sententiae Selectae Pertinentes ad Materiam Praxios Rerum Criminalium (1601), which is available as a Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. reprint.