Ordnungen, Hertzog Ernsten, Hertzog Albrechten, Hertzog Moritzen...
Scarce Sixteenth-Century Compilation of Saxon Law [Saxony]. Ordnungen, Hertzog Ernsten, Hertzog Albrechten, Hertzog Moritzen, un[d] Hertzog Augusten, Chur und Fursten zu Sachssen, &c.: So Ihre Chur und Furstliche Gnaden, In Sachen Policei, Visitation, Hoffgerichte und Andere Notwendige Articul Belangende, Vor dieser Zeit in Derselben Landen Auffgericht, Und in Druck Vorfertigen Lassen. Dresden: [Auffs naw Umbgedrucket, durch Matthes Stockel, Und Gimel Bergen], 1573. [iv], 241,  ff. Folding woodcut table of consanguinity. Three parts, each with title page with large woodcut arms, pagination continuous. First part preceded by general title page with large woodcut arms of Saxony. Quarto (7-1/2" x 6"). Contemporary paneled pigskin, bronze clasps, later calf repairs to joints, somewhat-later hand-lettered title and location number to spine. Moderate rubbing to boards, heavier rubbing to extremities with wear to spine ends and corners, hinges starting, front free endpaper lacking, a few partial cracks to text block. Light browning and foxing to interior, faint dampstaining to margins in a few places, moderate edgewear to preliminaries and final few leaves, which have minor worming, along with the rear pastedown, minor worm holes in a few other places, edgewear to folding table, its top-edge trimmed with some loss to image, browning to its fore-edge. $1,750. * Only edition. A compilation volume of the state law codes (Landesordnungen) of 1532, 1543, 1555 and 1557, the Marriage Law (Eheordnung) of 1557, illustrated with a tree of consanguinity, and the Court Regulations (Hofgerichtsordnungen) of 1549 and 1550. These were enacted by the Saxon rulers Ernst [1441-1486], Albrecht [1443-1500], Moritz [1521-1553] and August [1526-1586]. OCLC locates 2 copies in North America (UC-Berkeley Law School, University of Pennsylvania). Verzeichnis der im Deutschen Sprachbereich Erschienenen Drucke des 16. Jahrhunderts S729.
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