AUCTION 69 | Thursday, June 23rd, 2016 at 1:00
Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Manuscripts, Holy Land Maps and Ceremonial Objects

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Lot 76


Warhafter Beweiss, das durch die heilsame Verordnung des Conventions=Fusses, die Verbesserung der Handlung die Aufnahm des gemeinen Manns, und hauptsaechlich die Glueckseeligkeit des ganzen Teutschlandes kan wieder hergestellet werden, in einem Gesprach zwischen einem Muenzgelehrten, Juden, Kaufmann, Burger und Bauren. 12 x 16 inches.

Frankfurt & Leipzig: 1765

Est: $1,000 - $1,500
A rhymed conversation between a money changer, a Jew, a merchant, a burgher and a peasant, concerning the difficulty in making a living. Since the minting of coin and money-changing were not regulated by the authorities, the various trading groups were pitted against each other. However the money-changer here assures all that times are about to change and that Divine Providence will improve everybody’s life soon so that the happiness of all German countries can be restored. For indeed, first Austria, then other German states introduced the formula that 20 Guilders or 10 so-called Speziestaler could be minted from the Cologne Mark of fine silver.