BOUND WITH: Ordonnance de Louis XIV.Pour servir de règlement sur plusieurs droits des ses fermes, & sur tous en général. Donnée à Versailles le 22. Juillet 1681. Paris: François Muguet, 1691. 16mo. in 4s and 8s. Woodcut title page devices. 144 pp.; 192 pp. Contemporary black morocco, spine gilt, gilt fillet around sides, black morocco doublures framed with gilt dentelles, pastepaper free endpapers, all edges gilt.The extremely rare Second Editions of these two ordinances from the court of Louis XIV of which neither the first nor second editions are known to exist in American libraries. The first editions are known in two locations only (the Bibliotheque Interuniversitaire Cujas, Paris, and one at Keio Univeristy, Japan) and the second editions are in the Bibliotheque nationale (Arsenal) and the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen only. The Ordonnances of May and June of 1680 cover the sale of salt and its use in preserving fish, meat, and butter. The second Ordonnance of 22 July 1681 discusses the sale and consumption of fish, the rights to the sale of wine, the sale of tobacco, and regulations around the sale of gold and silver. This is a particularly handsome copy in an unusual contemporary binding. With the leather bookplate of Kilian Fritsch, the well-known 20th century collector of wine books, on verso of the upper free endpaper. Not in Vicaire. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: (ACTS & ORDINANCES: Tobacco, wine, salted ...
Binding: Hard cover
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