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Regulations for the City of Frankfurt am Main. Including Prohibitions Specific to the Jews. Der Statt Franckenfurt Erneuwerte Reformation. First Edition, 1578

Der Statt Franckenfurt Erneuwerte Reformation.

Regulations for the city of Frankfurt am Main, including: the prohibition for Jews to lend to a Christian under 25 years old, except with special agreement by a parent or guardian; a debt incurred by a person to a Jew does not obligate his wife if he dies. There are also regulations prohibiting Jews from using Christians as straw men for the purpose of loans with conditions forbidden to Jews.

The first version of the Frankfurt law book was published in 1509 and every few years an updated version would be published in Frankfurt. This is the 1578 version; the binder bound this file together with the file of laws from 1586, 1588 and 1593 as well. The book was finally bound in 1594, and that year is printed on the binding.

The files contain mainly financial laws and are based on Roman law.

14 leaves of additional regulations in scribal script from 1579 with a red title are bound at the end of the book.

[4][1][22][27]XVI,[17],CCLXI. German. 29 cm.

Fine-very fine condition, color page cuts. Ancient parchment binding.