The Dukes of Brunswick-Luneburg :
Drinking Beer furthers Your Health !
Nourishing Statutes from 1723 – 1764
Beer statutes by the dukes Augustus William (3rd son of Duke Anton Ulrich, ruling 1714-1731, see Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie I, 664 f.) + Charles I (nephew of Emperor Charles VI, brother-in-law of Frederick the Great, founder of the Collegium Carolinum, ruling 1735-1780, see ADB XV, 266 ff.) of 1715–1766 in
of c. 33.5-34.5 x 41-42.5 cm printed exclusively on one side only as being determined for billboards. Broadsheets each with the printed signatures of the ruling dukes and their – mostly – Prime Ministers plus the “L(oco) S(igilli)” stamp and with decorative large woodcut initial “V” in progressing design. – Various figurative watermarks. – As archieved records with centerfold unused copies of fine full typography, partly with absolutely untrimmed broad margins and of great freshness. – Deviations noted in each case.
April 20, 1723
No “foreign or alien beer”
not even “on Weddings / Christening /
and other Carousals” in the country
according to the edict of July 10, 1722 avoiding a penalty of 10 $ per half-barrel. With three wide-margined sides trimmed to 31 x 37.8 cm. Upper margin torn up to about 2 cm to the text. The several light foxing dots on the back hardly noticeable from the text side. – See the complete description.
Offer no. 12,590 / EUR 202. (c. US$ 224.) + shipping
May 28, 1740
That “the Quality (of the Brewing Food)
does not go short of anything
neither a Shorting of Beer shall arise ”
allowing the brewers “because of the present extremely expensive cereals purchase” a temporary rise in prices compulsory upon everybody since the brewers “otherwise are not able … to continue … brewing”. Comprising also the penal provision “to prepare oneself such as to have a sufficient stock of excellent beer anytime available”. – See the complete description.
Offer no. 12,591 / EUR 253. / export price EUR 240. (c. US$ 266.) + shipping
December 18, 1741
Anew Wheat instead of Barley for any Brew
in view of a wheat-harvest “to such a degree good” and subsequently considerably fallen prices to use again wheat instead of barley as brewing cereals. Both had been the reason for the decreed allowance of June 30, 1740, “to take barley instead of wheat for brewing”.– For the addition of barley + wheat also see the decrees of the ’60s at offer nos. 12,599 ff. – See the complete description.
Offer no. 12,592 / EUR 271. / export price EUR 257. (c. US$ 285.) + shipping
May 12, 1745
Beer Price Defraudation by the Landlords
“to the great Damage of the Brewers”
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”! With 32.8 x 37.2 cm a bit smaller. – The decisive passage underlined by old hand in brown ink as well as a registration mark on the back of the same year. – See the complete description.
Offer no. 12,593 / EUR 271. / export price EUR 257. (c. US$ 285.) + shipping
October 31, 1747
Against the Beer-Carouses during Execution –
at the Expense of the Seized !
A “bad habit (spread and tolerated) in many parishes … to drink after done seizures immediately and at the expense of the seized a ton or half a barrel of beer or more … and since this habit is as unfair as detrimental to the seized”. – Contemporary registration no. in brown ink in the white upper margin. – See the complete description.
Offer no. 13,075 / EUR 302. / export price EUR 287. (c. US$ 318.) + shipping
Beer-Price-Raisings by the Piece —
documented exceptionally consecutively !
November 3, 1760
For the old or the raised new Price,
if only “there is anytime sufficient supply
of good stout Beer available ! ”
“because of the present extremely expensive cereals purchase” allowing a rise in beer prices up to Michaelmas 1761, while – contrary to those decrees of May 28, 1740, Nov. 14, 1761 + Feb. 27, 1766 – brewers “are free … to sell the beer also at the price usual until now”. But woe to those where “by this or that way a shortage of or deficiency with beer may be found!”. – The horse of Lower Saxony in the initial here and from now on freely jumping, thus without escutcheon. – Also see the thematically continuing decrees! – See the complete description.
Offer no. 12,596 / EUR 253. / export price EUR 240. (c. US$ 266.) + shipping
November 14, 1761
“To the Disadvantage of the Public” –
Shortage of Beer in Our Country !
Facing a “shortage of beer in several places of Our country” arisen from insufficient brewing prices because of further risen prices for cereals “by another raise of the beer price … until Easter of coming year”. Obviously mandatory thus contrary to the previous decree of Nov. 3, 1760. – Evenly slightly browned, both the side margins not quite absolutely fresh. – Also see the thematically continuing decrees! – See the complete description.
Offer no. 12,597 / EUR 228. (c. US$ 253.) + shipping
April 26, 1762
“That the Brewers nevertheless …
cannot make Ends meet”
allowing another raise in beer prices for the districts Wolfenbüttel + Schöningen “until coming Michaelmas” in addition to that of the decree of Nov. 14, 1761 to ensure the supply of beer despite further rising cereals prices. The several prices “incl. tax and excise” fixed binding and ordering at the same time “that there shall never be any shortage of sufficient beer supply”. – Also see the thematically continuing decrees! – See the complete description.
Offer no. 12,598 / EUR 239. (c. US$ 265.) + shipping
May 28, 1762
Once again a steep Rise in Beer Prices
“in view of the lasting very high barley and wheat prices (in the districts Wolfenbüttel + Schöningen)” for that there will not be brewed just at all, but also finely. Each “including tax and excise” and till end of September that year. Thus thematically in direct continuance to the decree before and predecessor to the next. – Speaking of barley and wheat purchase see also the decree of Dec. 18, 1741. – In view of a larger typography optically especially fine. – See the complete description.
Offer no. 12,599 / EUR 253. / export price EUR 240. (c. US$ 266.) + shipping
October 8, 1762
Lower Prices –
but only after costly Ingredients are used up !
Because since end of September prices for barley and wheat “have not fallen to the degree, and provisions bought at the fomer high prices are not consumed to the degree … that the brewers would not take harm by a lowering of beer prices”. Thus the prices of the decree of May 28 of the year are “prolonged till Martinmas this year”. – Speaking of barley and wheat purchase see also the decree of Dec. 18, 1741. – See the complete description.
Offer no. 13,000 / EUR 239. (c. US$ 265.) + shipping
August 28, 1764
Price — Ingredients — Amount — Now
“immediately after Publication” just as once!
re-establishing everything around beer “just after publication … the former state … since now the prices for wheat and barley have sunk so far that beer and white beer prices can again be set on just the level as was before the last war”. Within a fortnight after publication “a full report is to be made to avoid a fine of twenty dollar”. – On the purchase of wheat and barley see the decree of Dec. 18, 1741, and for the Broyhan that of May 13, 1715. – Duplicate of the Rare Book Collection of a British library. – Centerfold lightly browned. – See the complete description.
Offer no. 13,001 / EUR 253. / export price EUR 240. (c. US$ 266.) + shipping
the remarkable care
of one of the
most excellent princely houses
for both producers & consumers
of the basic food
(Herr K. O., 6. Februar 2009)