New York, East
24 April 2001
[NUREMBERG]. Der Stat Nürmberg verneute Reformation. Nuremberg: Valentin Geissler, 1564.
2o (298 x 195 mm). Gothic letter. Historated woodcut title border and full-page woodcut illustration of "Iusticia," "Pax" and "Liberalitas" (with a small view of Nuremberg in the background) signed M.S., woodcut double-page genealogical tree. (Light worming to i1-dd6, few marginal tears or repairs, clean tear to fold of genealogical tree.) Contemporary blind-tooled pigskin over wooden boards, brass clasps, catches and corner pieces (one catch becoming loose). Provenance: Zum Königlich bayrischen ... gericht Amberg gehörig (18th- or 19th-century ownership inscription on front paste-down); armorial ink stamp (on front fly-leaf); early ink notation (on front fly-leaf and on some leaves between A1 and E1).
Important revised edition of the laws and statutes of Nuremberg, with the language modernized and presented in a rationalized order, organized in three sections: I. court and procedural law; II. contracts, right of distraint, limitation law, fishing law, planning and building law; and III. law of inheritance. BM/STC German, p.656; Stobbe II, p. 304.
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