'Books Constitution' of Emperor Rudolf II, Leipzig (1713)

Source: Universitätsbibliothek Freiburg R 633

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Full title:
Privilege and censorship provisions in the 'Books Constitution' of Emperor Rudolf II, as published in a 1713 collection of Imperial Statutes

Full title original language:
Kaysers Rudolphi II. Constitution, wegen der Bücher / de Anno 1608, as published in: Das teutsche Reichsarchiv, und zwar Pars Generalis, nebst dessen Continuation, Welcher in sich begreifft, ein vollkommenes Corpus Juris Publici des Heiligen Römischen Reichs Teutscher Nation [...] aus den berühmtesten Scribenten, raren Manuscriptis, u. durch kostbare Correspondez zusammen getragen, alles in eine richtige Ordnung gebracht, mit dienlichen Summarien und Anmerkungen, auch einem Elencho und vollständigem Register versehen, und zu des gemeinen Wesens Besten ans Licht gegeben von Johann Christian Lünig

Imperial privileges provided a satisfactory provision for books handled at the Frankfurt fair. The Imperial mandates, however, were not understood as providing a reprinting ban that covered unprivileged books as well, and there is no evidence that any such claims were ever based on the general ban on reprints notionally proclaimed in the 1662 version of this Imperial mandate.

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Author: Emperor Rudolph II / Johann Christian Lünig

Publisher: Friedrich Lanckische Erben ('Heirs of Friedrich Lanck')

Year: 1713

Location: Leipzig

Language: German

Source: Universitätsbibliothek Freiburg R 633

Persons referred to:

Charles IV
Charles VI of Habsburg
Erstenberger, Georg
Leucht, Valentin
Lünig, Johann Christian
Rudolf II of Habsburg
Seiblin, Karl

Places referred to:

Cases referred to:

Institutions referred to:
Aulic Council (Reichshofrat) of the H.R.E. (Vienna)
College of Electors (Kurfürstliches Kollegium)
Frankfurt City Council
Imperial State Chancery (Vienna)
Imperial Supreme Court (Reichskammergericht, Speyer)

Golden Bull of Emperor Charles IV (1356)
Imperial Books Constitution 1608

book fairs
book trade
immoral works
licensing, Approbation
licensing, Imprimatur
privileges, fictitious
privileges, printing

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