AUCTION 63 | Thursday, November 13th, 2014 at 1:00
Fine Judaica: Books, Manuscripts, Autograph Letters, Graphic and Ceremonial Art

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Lot 87


Der Statt Franckenfurt erneuwerte Reformation. Title printed in red and black within historiated woodcut border, woodcut initials. ff. (1), (1), (3), (1), (11), (1) CCLXI leaves, (+1 folded leaf), woodcut illustrations, genealogical table. Frankfurt am Main, Sigmundt Feyrabend, 1578. Few leaves toward end folded. Contemporary vellum, heavily worn. Folio.

Est: $1,500 - $2,500
Free Imperial City of Frankfurt: A volume consisting of Laws for the year 1578 with addenda 1588, 1590, 1579, 1593. Revised municipal body of laws of the Free Imperial City of Frankfurt which was first published in 1509 under the title “Die Frankfurter Reformation.” The 1578 edition at hand was revised by Johann Fichard and was one of the most comprehensive municipal legal codifications in Germany. It also contained the regulations pertaining to the Jewish community in Frankfurt. Compared to other legal municipal codes the Imperial Laws are particularly pronounced. The laws were revised in 1611, and parts of them were still in effect until the introduction of the German Civil Code in 1900.