Paris: Bureaux de l'Union Medicale, 1870. 52 pages. Tall slim 8vo, cloth-backed marbled boards; spine well-worn. Paris: Aux Bureaux de l'Union Medicale, 1870. First Edition. Although Joseph-Ignace Guillotin did not invent the guillotine, he advocated its use as a painless method of execution as opposed to burning alive, quartering, etc.
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Mexico City: Diaz de Leon y White, 1870. Lithograph. Image measures 14 1/2" x 10 1/2" This dramatic print depicts a scene from the Inquisition in 16th century Mexico. Dona Isabel de Caravajal was the niece of Don Luis de Caravajal, the Spanish governor of Nuevo Leon. in 1590, Isabel was tortured by the Inquisition until she confessed to practicing Judaism in secret, implicating her entire family as Crypto-Jews. Her parents and siblings were sentenced to life in prison or.....