Chapbook report of the trial and sentencing of one Jacintho Yorc for the "tyrannical" murder of his young wife, Luciana Kin, in Transylvania in July of 1765. Much of the reportage centers around the sensationally grisly torture and execution of Yorc, who was burned with red-hot irons, his hands and feet chopped off, and, as coda, his heart cut out and fed to buzzards. Luciana's mother, desperately hungry for revenge, had a bite as well. Uncommon; copies located at Newberry and Harvard in the U.S., and PorBase reports another at the Biblioteca Nacional.
Lisbon: 1765.Quarto, 200 x 144 x 1 mm; *8, 16 pp. Bound in modern wraps of old green marbled paper. Short closed tear to lower cover. Interior: Leaves toned, small burn hole in title touching two numerals of the date, minor stain to last page.