Passion and Criminality | a legal and literary study, Louis Proal, trans. “A. R. Allinson M.A. (Oxon.)” (stated “Charles Carrington, Paris, nd [c. 1930 pirated edition of the 1901 Charles Carrington edition])
8.5″ X 5.75″, xxiv 679pp. Hardbound no DJ. Green boards. Fair condition, front boards loose but intact, otherwise binding is good some sunning to boards.
Proal was a French judge at the Court of Appeals of Riom. This book records the history of various crimes of passion and their sociological and legal implications. Covered here are suicide, love and hate combined, seduction and desertion, jealousy, adultery, crimes of passion resulting from reading books of passion.. etc. There seems to be a great deal of writing on melancholy and suicide. There is a Foreword by the translator.