Counterfeited Privilege in Grimmelshausen's 'The Magic Bird's Nest', N.N. (1675)

Source: Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, Vienna 1447-A.Alt Mag

Counterfeited Privilege in Grimmelshausen's 'The Magic Bird's Nest', N.N. (1675), Primary Sources on Copyright (1450-1900), eds L. Bently & M. Kretschmer,

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Counterfeited 'Privileges and Liberties' Devised by Christoffel von Grimmelshausen Himself for the Second Part of his Novel 'The Magic Bird's Nest'

Full title original language:
'Privilegia und Freyheiten' in 'Deß Wunderbarlichen Vogelnests Zweiter Teil'

Grimmelshausen had good reason to fear reprints. The first volume of The Magic Bird's Nest had been published by Johann Fillion in Montbéliard (Mömpelgard in German), a small town near Belfort which at that time belonged to the House of Württemberg but did not form part of the Holy Roman Empire. Shortly afterwards a reprint of this volume was published in the Netherlands with a fraudulent reference to the original publisher's name 'Amsterdam / Gedruckt bey Johann Fillion Im Jahr 1673').

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Author: Christoffel von Grimmelshausen

Publisher: N.N.

Year: 1675

Location: N.N.

Language: German

Source: Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, Vienna 1447-A.Alt Mag

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Alexander the Great
Habermann, Johann
Kempis, Thomas à
Lobwasser, Ambrosius

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