Sixteenth-Century Compilations of Bavarian Law [Bavaria]. [William IV (1493-1550), Duke of Bavaria]. [Ludwig X (1495-1545), Duke of Bavaria]. Reformacion der Bairisch[e]n Lanndrecht: Nach Cristj Unsers Hailmachers Geburde Im[m] Funftzehenhundert unnd Achtzehendm Jar Aufgericht. [Munich: Hans Schobsser, 1518]. [xxxvi], 168,  ff. Final leaf is a blank. Two-page woodcut table of descent. [Bound with] [Bavaria]. [William IV, Duke of Bavaria]. Das Buch der Gemeinen Lanndpot. Landsordnung. Satzung und Gebreuch/ des Furstennthombs in Oberen und Nidern Bairn im Funftzehenhundert unnd Sechtzehendem Jar Aufgericht. [Landshut: Johann Wei enburger, 1530]. [xii], 67 (i.e. 69) ff. [And] [Bavaria]. [William IV, Duke of Bavaria]. Gerichtzordnung Im F[ue]rstnthumb Obern und Nidern Bairn, Anno 1520 Aufgericht. [Munich: Hans Schobser 1520]. [xvi], 87 ff. Fol. 87 is a high-quality bound-in facsimile. Later calf, raised bands, blind-stamped ornaments and lettering piece to spine, blind tooling to board edges, text block has speckled edges. Light rubbing and some minor nicks and scuffs to boars, moderate rubbing to extremities, some chipping to head of spine, front joint just starting at foot, corners bumped and somewhat worn, partial crack between text block and rear free endpaper. All three works printed in red and black with large woodcut vignettes by Caspar Clofigl to title pages, Reformacion and Buch der Gemeinen Lanndpot feature identical image of the Dukes of Bavaria, Wilhelm and Ludwig. Light toning, somewhat heavier in places, occasional faint dampstaining to margins, touching text in a few places, light foxing to a few leaves, light soiling to title pages, title page of Reformacion partially detached, that of Gerichtzordnung trimmed closely along fore-edge just touching text. $3,500. * Reformacion, Gerichtzordnung: first edition; Buch der Gemeinen Lanndpot: reissue of the first edition, 1520. This book collects three important compilations of German statutes. Enacted in 1518, the Bavarian Reformacion revised the Bavarian civil and criminal law code of 1346. It is notable, in part, because it incorporated input solicited by the Dukes of Bavaria from representative groups of subjects, and for its use of German rather.
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