Frankfurt Printers' Ordinance, Frankfurt (1598)

Source: Universitätsbibliothek Frankfurt Flugschr. G. Fr. 931

Citation:
Frankfurt Printers' Ordinance, Frankfurt (1598), Primary Sources on Copyright (1450-1900), eds L. Bently & M. Kretschmer, www.copyrighthistory.org

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Full title:
New Regulation and Statutes, enacted by the worthy Council of the City of Frankfurt, as to what is to be adhered to henceforth by the printing-offices of this city. Promulgated on 10 October 1598.

Full title original language:
Eines Erbarn Raths ernewerte Ordnung vnd Artickel, wie es forthin auff allen Truckereyen, in dieser Statt Franckfurt soll gehalten werden

Abstract:
The censorship rules of 1588 were tightened in 1598, repeated in 1660 and again tightened further in the amendment of 1690. According to the 1588 Regulation (sections 7 and 10), printers were obliged to submit, twice a year at the time of the fairs, a catalogue of the works they intended to publish. In 1598, however, a pre-censorship rule was instituted for every single publication. According to the 1588 provision, the catalogue drawn up by a printer and approved twice a year by the authorities was sufficient proof that he had complied with the censorship rules, whereas from 1598 onwards a register of works having passed censorship was kept by the censorship authority.

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Bibliography:
  • Pallmann, Heinrich, 'Ein Buchdruckerstrike zu Frankfurt a. M. im Jahre 1597', Archiv für Geschichte des deutschen Buchhandels, 8 (1883)

  • Kirchhoff, Albrecht, 'Beiträge zur Geschichte der Preßmaßregelung', Archiv für Geschichte des deutschen Buchhandels, II (1879).

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


Related documents in this database:
1660: Frankfurt Printers' Ordinance
1549: Statutes of the Venetian Guild of Printers and Booksellers

Author: Frankfurt City Council

Publisher: Saur

Year: 1598

Location: Frankfurt

Language: German

Source: Universitätsbibliothek Frankfurt Flugschr. G. Fr. 931

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Keywords:
book trade
censorship
censorship, pre-publication
employer/employee relations
guild regulation
guilds
newspapers
penalties
printing, history of
registration

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