Title: Part-printed, part-handwritten volume of ...
Publisher: [1760-1770], [Vienna]
Publication Date: 1760
Book Condition: Very Good
A volume of miscellaneous assessment decrees on tax and customs system which aggravated Hungary’s colonial position, the whole partly printed, partly handwritten, containing some tracts extracted from the Constitution of Hungary. Includes some broadside proclamations of Maria Theresa, Holy Roman Empress and Queen of Bohemia and Hungary, overall a healthy compilation of works featuring the queen’s authority. Fols. 1-41: Manuscript transcription, Benigna instructio pro commissariis regiis in re urbariali ad comitatus exmissis deserviens .; Fols. 42-48: Blank; Fols. 49-108: Printed tract, Benigna Instructio Pro Magistratualibus . [1785?]; Fols. 109-111: Manuscript transcription, Maria Theresia etc. Serenissme Dux. ; Fol. 112: Blank; Fols. 113-121: Manuscript transcription, Benigna Instructio Normam praescribens annuam Urbariorum qualiter observatorum Investigationem peragendi [c.1780]; Fols. 122-128: Alternating blank and Extractus Benefiocorum et Maleficiorum; Fol. 129: Formula Juramenti; Fols. 130-132: Blank, skips to 135-136: Printed tract in German type, in Hungarian; followed by Novem puncta examinis; Tables, Fols. 153-156: Kovetkezando Illetlensegek. Fols. 157-160: Folgende Wisbrauche .; Fols. 162-164: Rafledugice Teporadnost .; Fols. 165-168: Obchinszka Prepovid, Kojasze .; Fols. 169-188: Maria Theresia etc., Serenissme Dux .; Fol. 189-192: Blank; Fols. 193-352 Maria Theresa, separately titled Urbariorum, Urbarium, Urbar, some repeated (c.1766?); Fol. 353-377: various printed tracts and tables; Fols. 387-391: Maria Theresia, etc. Serendissime Dux.; Fols. 392-404: Blank; Laid in are printed decrees endorsed by Maria Theresa, and variously titled tracts Hozza Adas, Zufak, Pridava; Fol. 431-451: Benigna resolutio regia.; Glossary of terms. Bound in later calf wrapped in vellum manuscript surplus containing calculations and notes in English (18th-century?); some pages lightly worn and with creases and re-margined, edges loose but present. Some bifolia and folding charts loose but present. Seemingly unique and not repeatable collection of tax assessment documents concerning Hungary during the reign of Maria Theresa, all taking a strong nod towards her sovereign dominion and evidence of her complete involvement in her lands. Similar book located in University Library in Bratislava (Vienna: 1766), otherwise a true rarity. Bookseller Inventory # KK6522
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