Against  the  Beer-Carouses  during  Execution

Decree of Charles I, Duke of Brunswick-Luneburg (1713-1780) prohibiting the bad habit of seizure-drinking at the expense of the seized. Published Wolfenbüttel October 31, 1747. Without place & printer (1747). 13¼ × 16⅛ in (33.7 × 41 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.

Thematically  rarer , billboard-meant

framing-worthy  broadsheet

of unused freshness with only quite fine appearance of foxing in the upper field. There in the middle contemporary registration no. in brown ink, too. – The large initial with the simple decoration used until 1749. – Typographic + figurative watermark. – Untrimmed margins up to 5.5 cm.

Decree on beer-carouses during execution

Reprimanding the “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 … Order by this all of Our superior and civil servants and court authorities … not to allow such abuse any longer …”

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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