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Noe Meurer (1525/1528-1583)
Noe Meurer (1525/1528-1583)
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JAG UND FORSTRECHT. 1576

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Noe Meurer (1525/1528-1583)
Jag und Forstrecht. 1576
MEURER, Noe (1525/1528-1583). Jag und Forstrecht, das ist ... von verhauwung und widerhauwung der Wäld und Gehöltz. Frankfurt: Paul Reffeler for Sigismund Feyerabend, 1576. [Bound with:] – MEURER. Wasser Recht und gerechtigkait fürnemlich des Weitberühmbten und Goltreichen Rheinstrams. Frankfurt: Nicolaus Basse for Sigismund Feyerabend, 1570.

The Donaueschingen copy of an important work on hunting and forestry law, the first to be illustrated by Jost Amman; bound with the first edition of the first German work on river rights and laws. Jost Amman (1539-1591) was born in Zürich, before moving to Nuremberg in 1560. There, he became one of the 16th century's leading producers of book illustrations, with a tremendous output, much in close co-operation with the Frankfurt publisher Sigismund Feyerabend. This volume was owned by Baron Joseph Maria Christoph von Lassberg, who, like his father, was in the service of Prince von Fürstenberg, and became chief warden of the forests in 1804. This work therefore, one of approximately 12,000 in his library, must have had special significance. Before his death, Lassberg sold this library to the Court Library at Donaueschingen. Lindner 11.1435.03; VD16 M4997 (first work), M5018 (second work).

2 parts in one volume, quarto (312 x 196mm). Titles printed in red and black, complete with blanks Ee6 in first work and )(8 in second work (short marginal tears in g2 and Dd3 in first work and final leaf in the second, some light insignificant sporadic spotting and soiling, mainly confined to margins, light browning as usual). Contemporary vellum, spine lettered and with old shelf-label (without ties, extremities lightly rubbed, some light soiling, very short scored split in lower cover). Provenance: early 17th-century purchase inscription 'Gekaufft umb xxii bay’ on title (perhaps ‘Bavarian thalers’) – Constanz, Jesuit college (title inscription dated 1641) – Baron Joseph Maria Christoph von Lassberg (1770-1855; inscription on front flyleaf, later sold to:) – Donaueschingen, Fürstlich Fürtenbergischen Hofbibliothek (stamp on first title verso).
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