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Once  again  a  steep  Rise  in  Beer  Prices

Allowance by Charles I, Duke of Brunswick-Luneburg (1713-1780) of a raised fixed beer price “including tax and excise” in the districts of Wolfenbüttel and Schöning until end of September that year “in view of the lasting very high barley and wheat prices”. Published Brunswick May 28, 1762. Without place & printer (1762). 13⅝ × 16¾ in (34.5 × 42.6 cm). 1 page. With large woodcut initial with the 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.

Framing-worthy  Broadsheet  meant  for  the  Billboards

of unused freshness on untrimmed handmade paper with broad margins of 5.5-7 cm with large armorial watermark. – In view of a larger typography optically especially fine.

Decree on raising beer prices

Thematically directly following the decrees of Nov. 3, 1760, and Nov. 14, 1761. Still important that there will be brewed not just actually, but also fine. – Speaking of the purchase of wheat and barley see the decree of Dec. 18, 1741, that mentions barley only as substitute for wheat because of its highly risen price.

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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Der hiesige Weihnachts-/Neujahrsgruß 2005 endete mit „In diesem Sinne recht schöne Weihnachtstage voll Harmonie und sammlungszugewandter Muße … “ , letzterer Wunsch in einer Grußerwiederung aufgegriffen wurde mit den Worten

„ das Gutwort des Jahres – sammlungszugewandte Muße – wunderbar, hab einigen LBA/Goethefreunden dieses Gutwort genannt. Sie haben in einer verwahrlosten Zeit ein ‚linguistisches Gespür’! “

(Herr R. K., 5. Januar 2006)