Beer Price Defraudation by the Landlords
“to the great Damage of the Brewers”
Decree of Charles I, Duke of Brunswick-Luneburg (1713-1780), prohibiting price harassing of the brewers by the landlords. Published Wolfenbüttel May 12, 1745. Without place & printer (1745). 12⅞ × 14⅝ in (32.8 × 37.2 cm). 1 page. With large woodcut initial. With the ducal signature printed together with the L(oco) S(igilli) mark and that of A. A. v. Cramm.
Framing-worthy Broadsheet meant for the Billboards .
It can’t be true that “the landlords in the villages claim on the brewers in the towns to deduct three to four pence of the price of each half barrel, even deduct on payment … unauthorized (and thus) reduce the beer price at their pleasure”! – The decisive passage underlined by old hand in brown ink as well as a registration mark on the back of the same year. – The stitching margin mostly torn off, besides the centerfold another not disturbing vertical one. – Broad margins, with large watermark.
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