pp. vii, 151. Slim 8vo measuring 22 cm tall. Light blue cloth boards with gilt lettering and rules to spine and front board. Light edgewear to extremities, slight bumping to spine ends. Title page and endpapers age-toned, otherwise the contents remain remarkably clean and unmarked with tight, sound binding. A very informative book with sections on: Rape, Sodomy, Post-Mortem Examinations, Abortion, Legitimacy, Superfoetation, Ecchymoses, Infanticide etc. Also included is a particularly comprehensive section related to the use of poisons “which destroy life by physiological or chemical action.” OCLC #7845689. Quite scarce with no copies available on the market at time of cataloguing. WorldCat indicates only 3 copies of this title in the United States, none amongst Canadian institutional holdings.