Sixteenth-Century Statutes of an Important Imperial City of the Holy Roman Empire [Worms]. Statuten Buch. Darinnen Underschiedlich zu Finden wie es in Wol Reformierten Statten und Regimenten soll gehalten und Regiert Werden, in allen Furfallenden Sachen. Als Gerichtlichen Processen, Beyder Ersten un[d] Zweyter Instantz, Appellationen, Anforderung oder Actionen, Exceptionen, Probationen.... Mit einem Underschidlichen Register. Frankfurt: Georg Raben and Weygand Hanen Erben, 1564. [ii], clxv,  ff. Folio (11-3/4" x 7-1/2"). Quarter blind-tooled pigskin over vellum (derived from earlier manuscript leaves), faint early hand-lettered title label and later shelf label to spine, fragments of thong ties. Light soiling, a few minor worm holes and moderate rubbing to boards and extremities, a few nicks to boards, some wear to corners and foot of spine, hinges cracked, endleaves lacking, title page and following leaf partially detached. Light browning to text, minor worming to fore-edge of text block to fol. 23 with no loss to text, faint dampstaining to fore-edges of preliminaries, early owner inscription and light edgewear to title page. $2,500. * A Roman Catholic bishopric since the early medieval era, Worms was a prosperous and powerful imperial free city. The city is best known as the site of the 1521 Edict of Worms, which declared Luther a heretic. The Worms Statuten Buch was first issued in 1505. Like other books of its kind, it offers a wealth of information about administrative bodies, courts and procedure, as well as the daily lives of the population. The Worms compilation differs, however, by its greater emphasis on criminal law. OCLC locates 1 copy of the 1564 printing in North America (Harvard Law School). Verzeichnis der im Deutschen Sprachbereich Erschienenen Drucke des 16. Jahrhunderts D710.
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