Michigan State University

Special Collections Hours

Friday (April 18): 9:00am to 5:00pm

Saturday (April 19): Closed

Sunday (April 20): 1:00pm to 5:00pm

Monday (April 21): 9:00am to 5:00pm

Tuesday (April 22): 9:00am to 5:00pm

More Hours »»

Location

Special Collections
MSU Libraries
366 W. Circle Drive
East Lansing
MI, 48824
Phone: 517.884.6471

Map

the Special Collections reading room at the MSU LibrarySpecial Collections

Special Collections was established in 1962 to hold, preserve, build, and make accessible rare materials and special collections in the MSU Libraries. All materials must be used in the Special Collections reading room to protect and preserve them for use today and in the future.

Learn more: About Us »

Library Catalog

Find books, journals, and more

Discover Special Collections

La pratique et enchiridion des causes criminelles (Louvain, 1555), by Joost de Damhouder, is a rare edition of one of the sixteenth century's most popular works of criminology. It describes the various crimes in simple language, with a woodcut of the crime being committed, where this is possible pictorially. There are 56 full-page woodcuts, most of them within architectural or decorative borders. Details are also provided of the procedure in the arrest, torture, prosecution and execution of the criminal. Our copy in the European History Collection is beautifully bound in full red morocco with blind stamp borders on front and back covers.