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On Crimes and Punishments and Other Writings (Lorenzo Da Ponte Italian Library)

Beccaria, Cesare (Edited Aaron Thomas & trans)
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Book Description: Downsview, Ontario, Canada: Univ of Toronto Pr, 2009. Soft cover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. "Published in 1764, On Crimes and Punishments by Cesare Beccaria (1738?1794) courted both success and controversy in Europe and North America. Enlightenment luminaries and enlightened monarchs alike lauded the text and looked to it for ideas that might help guide the various reform projects of the day. The equality of every citizen before the law, the right to a fair trial, the abolition of the death penalty, the elimination of the use of torture in criminal interrogations?these are but a few of the vital arguments articulated by Beccaria. This volume offers a new English translation of On Crimes and Punishment alongside writings by a number of Beccaria?s contemporaries. Of particular interest is Voltaire?s commentary on the text, which is included in its entirety. The supplementary materials testify not only to the power and significance of Beccaria?s ideas, but to the controversial reception of his book. At the same time that philosophes proclaimed that it contained principles of enduring importance to any society grappling with matters of political and criminal justice, allies of the ancien régime roundly denounced it, fearing that the book?s attack on feudal privileges and its call to separate law from religion (and thus crime from sin) would undermine their longstanding privileges and powers. Long appreciated as a foundational text in criminology, Beccaria?s arguments have become central in debates over capital punishment. This new edition presents Beccaria?s On Crimes and Punishments as an important and influential work of Enlightenment political theory. " (Publisher). Bookseller Inventory # HB3363

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Beccaria: On Crime and Punishments (Paperback)

Cesare Beccaria
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Book Description: Paperback. Book Condition: New. 1st. 140mm x 8mm x 215mm. Paperback. Library of Liberal Arts title.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 128 pages. 0.159. Bookseller Inventory # 9780023913600

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Atti di Governo (serie XI: gennaio-diciembre 1794)

Cesare Bonesana Beccaria, Rosalba Canetta
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Book Description: Milano : Mediobanca, Milano, 2009. Cloth. Book Condition: Good. First Edition. N/A. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!. Bookseller Inventory # GRP62210772

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An Essay On Crimes and Punishments

Beccaria, Cesare
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Book Description: Branden Press, Brookline Village, 1983. Paperback. Book Condition: New. First Edition. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall. Cesare, Marquis of Beccaria-Bonesana March 15, 1738 - November 28, 1794) was an Italian jurist, philosopher and politician best known for his treatise On Crimes and Punishments (1764), which condemned torture and the death penalty, and was a founding work in the field of penology and the Classical School of criminology. In 1764 Beccaria published a brief but justly celebrated treatise On Crimes and Punishments, which marked the high point of the Milan Enlightenment. In it, Beccaria put forth some of the first modern arguments against the death penalty. His treatise was also the first full work of penology, advocating reform of the criminal law system. The book was the first full-scale work to tackle criminal reform and to suggest that criminal justice should conform to rational principles. It is a less theoretical work than the writings of Hugo Grotius, Samuel von Pufendorf and other comparable thinkers, and as much a work of advocacy as of theory. In this essay, Beccaria reflected the convictions of the Il Caffè group, who sought to cause reform through Enlightenment discourse. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 042428

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Atti di Governo (serie XI: gennaio-diciembre 1794)

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Book Description: Milano : Mediobanca, Milano, 2009. Cloth. Book Condition: Very Good. First Edition. N/A. . Cloth Hardcover, 2009. First Edition. 690 pp. Bound in blue cloth. Cover in very good condition. Pages clean throughout. Binding excellent. Overall bookgrade is near fine. Bookseller Inventory # GRP62197892

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DELLA COMMEDIA PRESSO I GRECI, I LATINI, E GL'ITALIANI; STUDII DI CESARE BECCARIA.

Beccaria, Cesare.
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Book Description: Ermanno Loescher,, Torino:, 1874. Book Condition: Paperback. Good. Paperback. Text in Italian. 1st edition, gray wraps, 352 pages. Spine & rear binding missing, as is all except the first page of index, address stamp, light foxing. Paperback. Text in Italian. Bookseller Inventory # 129644

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De los delitos y de las penas

Cesare Beccaria
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Book Description: Bruguera, 1983. Encuadernación de tapa blanda. Book Condition: Bien. 1ª Edición. Colección 'Libro blanco'. 315 págs. Bookseller Inventory # 10397-8I9

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Dels delictes i de les penes

Beccaria, Cesare
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Book Description: Edicions 62 / Diputació de Barcelona, Barcelona, 1989. Rústica. Book Condition: Aceptable. 1ª Edición. Clàssics del Pensament Modern, 44. Traducció ie Edició a cura de Jordi Moners. Pròleg d'Octavio Pérez-Vitoria. Atenció exemplar una mica fatigat, amb petites marques i restes del segell de l'antic propietari. LOS PEDIDOS CONTRARREEMBOLSO TIENEN UN SUPLEMENTO DE 2,00 EUROS. LES COMANDES AMB REEMBORSAMENT TENEN UN SUPLEMENT DE 2,00 EUROS EN LES DESPESES D'ENVIAMENT. Bookseller Inventory # 018352

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Book Description: Cambridge Univ. Press, 1995. Paperback. Book Condition: NEAR FINE. Card covers-soft bound, xlix+177pp., 1st ed. thus, front cover creased, otherwise a very good copy. Bookseller Inventory # 042770

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Beccaria: On Crime and Punishments (Paperback)

Cesare Beccaria
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Book Description: Paperback. Book Condition: New. 1st. 140mm x 8mm x 215mm. Paperback. Library of Liberal Arts title.Shipping may be from our Sydney, NSW warehouse or from our UK or US warehouse, depending on stock availability. 128 pages. 0.159. Bookseller Inventory # 9780023913600

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De los delitos y de las penas

Cesare Beccaria
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Book Description: Altaya, 1994. Encuadernación de tapa dura. Book Condition: Bien. 1ª edición. 'Grandes Obras del Pensamiento'. 203 pg. Bookseller Inventory # 002433-8I7

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Dei Delitti E Delle Pene e Ricerche Intorno Alla Natura Dell Stile

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Book Description: Torino, 1874. Media Tela. Book Condition: Bueno. Primera edición. 11,5 X 18 , 280 Pps. 11,5 X 18 , 280 Pps. Bookseller Inventory # 613

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Della commedia presso i greci, i latini, e gl'italiani.

BECCARIA CESARE.
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Book Description: Loescher,, Torino, 1874. Cm. 21, pp. viii, 352 (2). Solida ed elegante legatura del tempo in mezza percallina con titoli in oro al dorso. Esemplare genuino e marginoso, in buono stato di conservazione. Edizione originale ed unica, non comune. Bookseller Inventory # 40132

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Column of Infamy: Prefaced by Cesare Beccaria's Of Crimes and Punishments.

MANZONI, Alessandro and BECCARIA, Cesare.
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Book Description: Oxford University Press,, London:, 1964. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Translated from the Italian by Kenelm Foster and Jane Grigson. Introductio n by A. P. d'Entreves. First edition thus. Very good in a very good (minor edge wear with one short closed edge tear) dust jacket. ; 212 pages B000X6VF2I. Bookseller Inventory # 70614

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OVER MISDADEN EN STRAFFEN

BECCARIA, CESARE
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Book Description: Standaard Wetenschappelijke Uitgeverij / Tjeenk Willink, Antwerpen / Zwolle, 1971. Kunstleder / Gouddruk. Book Condition: Gaaf exemplaar. 1e druk. Oorspronkelijke titel: 'Del delitti e delle pene' (1764). Boek- en omslagontwerp: Mark Leytens. Ingeleid, van aantekeningen voorzien en vertaald door Dr. J. M. Michiels. Inhoud: I). Leven en werken van Beccaria. 1). Zijn jeugd. 2). De publicatie van 'Over misdaden en straffen'. 3). Beccaria's Europees succes. 4). Overige jeugdgeschriften. 5). De economist Beccaria - Zijn leerstoel voor staatshuishoudkunde. 6). Beccaria hoge staatsambtenaar: zijn economisch, financieel en juridisch hervormingsweg. 7). Zijn privéleven, dood en nageslacht. 8). Zijn blijvende postume erkenning. II). Het boek 'Over misdaden en straffen'. 1). Zijn inhoud. 2). De verschillende gedaanten van hetzelfde werk: de Italiaanse en Franse grondversies. 3). Andere vertalingen. 4). Besluit. III). Voltaire en Beccaria. 1). Voltaire's belangstelling voor het strafrecht - De zaken Calas en Sirven. 2). Het 'commentaire sur le livre des délits et des peines' van Voltaire. 3). Verdere betrekkingen tussen Voltaire en Beccaria. Voorwoord door Prof. Mr. J. M. van Bemmelen. Met bibliografie en alfabetisch register. Aanhangsel: Voorbericht bij deze tekstuitgave. In dit boek geeft Beccaria kritiek op martelingen en de doodstraf. Hij vroeg zich af of die twee dingen wel werkelijk nut hadden. Hij vond dat pijnigingen en martelingen afgeschaft moesten worden, omdat de mensen er vanuit gingen dat wanneer de terechtgestelde gemarteld werd, hij vanzelf de waarheid ging spreken. Maar als hij onschuldig is gaat men net zo lang door totdat hij schuld bekend heeft. Cesare Beccaria gaf liever de voorkeur aan gevangenisstraf dan aan de doodstraf, want bij de doodstraf leidt de terechtgestelde maar even pijn in tegenstelling tot de gevangenisstraf. Daar zou de terechtgestelde veel meer lijden omdat hij van zijn vrijheid beroofd was. Beccaria vond dat er verbeteringen moesten komen. Namelijk dat de straffen zo werden gekozen, dat ze indruk maakten en om zodoende de mensen van misdaden te weerhouden. Cesare Beccaria (1738 - 1794) was een Italiaanse filosoof en politicus met grote invloed op het denken over het strafrecht. 5 illustraties. 528 pag. Size: 18,5cmx11,5cm. Bookseller Inventory # 027167

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Book Description: London, etc.: Oxford University Press, 1964., 1964. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. English translations of Manzoni's Storia della colonna infame (1st Italian ed., 1840) and Beccaria's Dei delitti e delle pene (1st Italian ed., 1764). xxii, 212 pp. Original cloth. Near Fine, in near fine dust jacket (unclipped). Oxford Library of Italian Classics. PMM 209 (1764 ed.). '[Manzoni's I Promessi sposi] was published, after being deeply reshaped by the author and revised by friends in 1825–1827, at the rate of a volume a year; it at once raised its author to the first rank of literary fame. It is generally agreed to be his greatest work, and the paradigm of modern Italian language. In 1822, Manzoni published his second tragedy, Adelchi, turning on the overthrow by Charlemagne of the Lombard domination in Italy, and containing many veiled allusions to the existing Austrian rule. With these works Manzoni's literary career was practically closed. But he laboriously revised The Betrothed in Tuscan-Italian, and in 1840 republished it in that form, with a historical essay, Storia della colonna infame, on details of the 17th century plague in Milan so important in the novel' (Wikipedia). Bookseller Inventory # 19999

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Book Description: Paris, Briere et Brissot-Thivars, 1822. 8vo. Uncut in cont. blue wrappers. Frontwrapper torn. XXXII,423 pp. Occasionally brownspotted. First edition of the translation by Collin de Plancy. Bookseller Inventory # 26072

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Elementi di economia pubblica.

BECCARIA CESARE.
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Book Description: Destefanis,, Milano, 1804. Due volumi di cm. 23, pp. (4) 356 (4); 313 (3). Con 4 grandi tabelle ripiegate fuori testo. Solida ed elegante legatura del tempo in mezza pelle con piccole punte, dorso liscio con fregi e titoli in oro su doppio tassello bicolore. Un quasi impercettibile alone marginale alle ultime carte del secondo volume, peraltro ottima copia, ad ampi margini, in barbe e stampato su carta forte. Tomi 11 e 12 appartenenti alla celebre raccolta "Scrittori classici italiani di economia politica" curata dal Custodi. Edizione originale dell'opera "Elementi di economia pubblica" che occupa quasi per intero i due volumi. In fine seguono altri testi fra cui: Del disordine e dei rimedi delle monete nello stato di Milano nel 1762. Il primo volume presenta inoltre un'introduzione biografica sul Beccaria. Bookseller Inventory # 2555

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Book Description: dalla Raccolta di Cazin,, in Parigi, 1786. In-24° (125x80mm), pp. XIX, 165, legatura ottocentesca m. pelle con filetti dorati e titolo longitudinale in oro al dorso. Tagli a spruzzo. Ex-libris e firme di possesso ottocentesche (Jules Guyon). Ottimo stato. Edizione parigina del Cazin di "one of the most influential books in the whole history of criminology" (P.M.M.), commentato in seguito da Voltaire e Diderot e destinato ad avere immensa risonanza europea (fu tradotto in 22 lingue nel giro di pochi anni) e a segnare una pietra miliare nell'evoluzione del diritto penale e della filosofia giuridica. Dopo la prima edizione livornese del 1764, l’opera venne stampata numerossisime volte, quasi sempre con falsi luoghi di stampa (Monaco, Losanna, Harlem, ecc.) in edizioni più o meno legittime e corrette testualmente - alcune di esse sono contraffazioni di contraffazioni - a testimoniare l’enorme eco che ebbe e le difficoltà che incontrò nella sua diffusione editoriale. Firpo, 21. Corroenne, Manuele du cazinophile, 110. Bookseller Inventory # 31421

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Book Description: Printed by Bell & Murray, for W. Gordon and W. Creech, Edinburgh, 1778. Contemporary marbled boards, rebacked, title dusty; a sound copy First Edinburgh edition of the seminal modern work on the theory of penology, translated from the Italian into twenty-two languages, inspiring Bentham, Blackstone, Romilly, Adams and Jefferson, and undergirding the movement for penal reform. Bookseller Inventory # 67617

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Book Description: Lausanne, [no publisher] 1766, 1766. . Small 8vo. XXIV,248,[4]p. Contemp. calf, back richly gilt, marbled endpapers, red edges, minor defect at top of back. A very nice copy indeed. First (?) French edition. Beccaria's magnum opus Dei delitti e delle pene (1764) marks a turn-point in the thinking of crime. Beccaria argued that the gravity of crime should be related to the harm done to society and that the gravity of punishment should be related to that. He also argued that the prevention of crime is of greater importance for society than its punishment, and that certainty of punishment is more important than its severity. The first French translation, done by the abbe Morellet, appeared in 1766. There are editions with imprint Lausanne and with imprint Philadelphie, and there are also differences in the numbers of pages. *Camus 371 (Lausanne and Philadelphie). Weller II,p.175 (Philadelphie only). Barbier IV,c.777 (Lausanne, XXXII,286 pages). Various booksellers have offered copies with imprint Lausanne but with varying numbers of pages, all identified as from the first French edition: Quaritch, London (Catalogue 1171, nr 14), Plantureux, Paris (Catalogue 1991, nr 194), and Gerits, Amsterdam (Catalogue 62, nr 30). Brunet I,c.729. Printing and the mind of man 209. Bookseller Inventory # 19941

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Book Description: S.n., 1766. Couverture rigide. - S.n., A Lausanne [Paris] et à Amsterdam _1766 et 1763, in-12 (9,5x16,5cm), xxxj ; 286pp. i-jv ; 5-258pp., 2 textes reliés en un vol. - Edition originale française traduite par l'abbé Morellet sur la troisième édition italienne. Edition originale pour l'Histoire du divorce d'Henri VIII de Raynal. Demi-basane blonde de l'époque. Dos à cinq nerfs orné d'une pièce de titre de maroquin rouge et de caissons dorés. Toutes tranches rouges. Coiffes frottées. Un petit manque au dessus du chiffre de la page de titre. Quelques infimes rousseurs. Page de titre du second texte détachée. L'ouvrage de Beccaria, devenu l'un des grands classiques de l'étude du droit pénal, propose deux axes de réflexion. Il synthétise tout d'abord les critiques parfois anciennes dirigées contre un système pénal jugé obsolète (l'auteur y dénonce le recours à la torture, la cruauté des châtiments infligés, l'arbitraire des juges dans la détermination et l'application des peines, l'inégalité dans le traitement des condamnés en fonction des classes et rangs sociaux, etc.) ; puis dans un second temps, Beccaria propose un nouvel ordre juridique en rupture totale avec la tradition pénale médiévale. Les principes de laïcisation de la justice qu'il énonce dans son Traité des délits et des peines annoncent ceux qui constitueront les fondements théoriques du droit pénal moderne, mais inspireront également les penseurs de la Déclaration des droits de l'Homme et du citoyen, en fondant la peine non plus suivant un système arbitraire et archaïque, mais en fonction du délit lui-même et de son importance dans la société. xxxj ; 286pp. i-jv ; 5-258pp. Bookseller Inventory # 41375

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Book Description: Dublin, John Exshaw, 1767. 8vo. In a contemporary full calf binding with five raised bands and gilt red leather title-label to spine. Author's name written in contemporary hand to title-page. Light wear to extremities, otherwise a fine copy. XIV, 133, (1), LX pp. First translation, published in the same year as the first edition of the translation (London), of Beccaria's magnum opus, perhaps the most important and influential work in the entire history of criminology, which singlehandedly transformed the Western world's penal system (from a cruel, arbitrary and essentially Medieval system to the equalitarian and humane approach of the Enlightenment). Beccaria argued that the gravity of the crime should be measured by its injury to society and that the penalties should relate to this. The English edition is translated by Voltaire from the French edition, which was translated from the original Italian (Dei delitti e delle pene); The English translation contains for the first time Voltaire's commentary, which shortly after was translated into Italian and published by Coltellini in the 1769 Livorno-edition (Indicated falsely as published in Lausanne)."The success of Beccaria's book was immediate, six editions being published within eighteen months, and it was eventually translated into twenty-two languages. Its principles have been incorporated into the criminal practice of all civilized countries. [.] These ideas have now become so commonplace that it is difficult to appreciate their revolutionary impact at the time." (PMM 209).The present English translation exercised direct influence upon the creation of the American constitution: "[The present edition], was widely circulated in the colonies. Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, and George Washington all read it. Beccaria's essay told them that criminals were not wicked by nature and that they, like everyone else, possessed free will. Criminals, the essay said, were free to obey the law or not, as they chose." (Fridell, Capital Punishment, p. 88). Jefferson and many other early republican lawmakers endorsed the proportionality advocated by Beccaria. South Carolina's constitution states that "the penal laws, as heretofore used, shall be reformed, and punishments made in some cases less sanguinary, and in general more proportionate to the crime" which was a consequence of Beccaria's doctrines. In "Commonplace Book," Thomas Jefferson copied a passage from Beccaria related to the issue of gun control: "Laws that forbid the carrying of arms [.] disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes [.] Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man."Beccaria was not only revolutionary in his abandonment of torture, he also argued - against the Catholic Church - not to make a crime of suicide: "Suicide is a crime which seems not to admit of punishment, properly speaking; for it cannot be inflicted but on the innocent, or upon an insensible dead body. In the first case, it is unjust and tyrannical, for political liberty supposes all punishments entirely personal". Futhermore he "opposed capital punishment, which should be replaced by life imprisonment; crimes against property should be in the first place punished by fines, political crimes by banishment; and the conditions in prisons should be radically improved." (PMM 209).Beccaria also did extensive research within economics and is often mentioned as the Italian Adam Smith. The present work has, however, completely overshadowed his other research fields and today he is known as the father of criminology and as being the person who took the Western penal system into the modern era. Bookseller Inventory # 48225

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