Frankfurt Printers' Ordinance, Frankfurt (1660)

Source: Universitätsbibliothek Frankfurt Ffm W 554

Frankfurt Printers' Ordinance, Frankfurt (1660), Primary Sources on Copyright (1450-1900), eds L. Bently & M. Kretschmer,

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Full title:
New Regulation and Statutes Enacted by a Worthy and Most Wise Council of the City of Frankfurt-on-the-Main As to what is to be Adhered to Henceforth by the Printing-Offices of this City 9 February 1660

Full title original language:
Eines Edlen und Hochweisen Raths der Stadt Franckfurt am Mayn Erneuerte Ordnung und Artickel, Wie es fürterhin auff denen Buchdruckereyen dieser Stadt gehalten werden soll

The commentary covers early modern printers' ordinances in general and gives details on ordinances from Frankfurt (1578, 1588, 1598, 1660, 1690), Nuremberg (1561, 1673), and Augsburg 1713.

1 Commentary:

  • Gramlich, Jürgen, 'Rechtsordnungen des Buchgewerbes im Alten Reich', Archiv für Geschichte des Buchwesens, 41 (1994): 1-145

  • Gieseke, Ludwig. Vom Privileg zum Urheberrecht. Die Entwicklung des Urheberrechts in Deutschland bis 1845 (Baden-Baden: Nomos, 1995)

Related documents in this database:
1598: Frankfurt Printers' Ordinance
1673: Nuremberg Printers' Ordinance
1690: Amendment to the Frankfurt Printers' Ordinance
1713: Augsburg Printers' Ordinance
1549: Statutes of the Venetian Guild of Printers and Booksellers
1603: Venetian Decree on Privileges for New Books and Reprints

Author: Council of Frankfurt

Publisher: Spörlin

Year: 1660

Location: Frankfurt

Language: German

Source: Universitätsbibliothek Frankfurt Ffm W 554

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Institutions referred to:
Frankfurt City Council
Frankfurt fair


Reformation, the
Università di Stampatori e Librai (Venetian Guild of Printers and Booksellers)
anonymous works
authorship, legal concept of
book fairs
book market
book trade
books, protected subject matter
editions, new
employer/employee relations
engravings, protected subject matter
free trade
guild regulation
immoral works
interest groups
printing, history of
privileges, German Imperial
privileges, fictitious
privileges, printing
property theory, authors' property
property theory, publishers' property
societies, publishers'

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