A Seventeenth-Century Collection of Writings and Consilia About Forest and Game Laws Fritsch, Ahasver [1629-1701]. Corpus Juris Venatorio-Forestalis, Tripartitum, I. VII. Diversorum Auctorum Tractatus, Jus Venatorio-Forestale Concernentes. II. XXX. Consilia, Decisiones & Quaestiones de Eadem Materia. III. XX. Electorum, Principum ac Statuum Imperii, Ordinationes Venatorio-Forestales, Multaque Alia Edicta & Mandata &c. Complectens. Opus tam in Aulis Principum, Quam in foro Perquam Utile a Multis Hactenus Desideratum. Jena: Literis Samuelis Adolphi Mulleri (Impensis Johan. Theodoriet Davidis Fleischeri), 1676. [xiv], 114, 47, 68, 219, 284, 52 pp. Main text in parallel columns. Copperplate pictorial title page. Folio (12-1/2" x 7-1/2"). Contemporary sheep, blind rules to boards, "cx" gilt-stamped to head of front board, raised bands to spine, tiny later shelf label to head of spine. Light rubbing and some minor scuffing to boards, moderate rubbing to spine and extremities, small chip to head of front board, recent owner bookplate to front pastedown. Title page following pictorial title page printed in red and black. Moderate toning to text, somewhat heavier in places, occasional light foxing, "no: 550" in tiny hand to lower margin of pictorial title page. An attractive copy. $1,500. * Second edition. First published in 1675, this book collects Fritsch's writings and consilia dealing with the forest and game law of the Holy Roman Empire and the local laws of German states. Early game and land laws record the earliest attempts to preserve the environment. They also offer fascinating insights into social history due to their relevance to topics ranging from class structure to foodways. Other editions were published in 1677 and 1702. All are scarce. OCLC locates 9 copies of the second edition, 3 in North American law libraries (Harvard, UC-Berkeley, Yale). Das Verzeichnis der im Deutschen Sprachraum Erschienenen Drucke des 17. Jahrhunderts 1:015426N.
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