“ That  the  Brewers  nevertheless

… cannot  make  Ends  Meet ”

Decree of Charles I, Duke of Brunswick-Luneburg (1713-1780) 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”. Published Brunswick April 26, 1762. Without place & printer (1762). 13⅛ × 16¼ in (33.2 × 41.2 cm). 1 page. With large woodcut initial with the freely jumping horse of Lower Saxony under the ducal crown. With the ducal signature printed together with the L(oco) S(igilli) mark and that of A. A. v. Cramm.

Decree to raise beer prices

Framing-worthy  Broadsheet  meant  for  the  Billboards

of unused freshness on untrimmed handmade paper with broad margins of 3.5-6 cm with large armorial watermark under crown and another large one.

(See also the thematically immediately following decrees of May 28, 1762, furthermore raising, then, of Oct. 8, 1762, stagnating, and finally, per Aug. 28, 1764, lowering.)

On Charles, nephew of the Emperor Charles VI, brother-in-law of Frederick the Great, founder of the Collegium Carolinum, governing since 1735, see ADB XV, 266 ff.

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