Privilege of the Protestant Swiss Cantons, Zürich (1740)

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Privilege of the Protestant Swiss Cantons, Zürich (1740), Primary Sources on Copyright (1450-1900), eds L. Bently & M. Kretschmer,

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Privilege granted by the Protestant Swiss Cantons to the Zurich-based publisher Bürckli regarding an edition of poems by Barthold Heinrich Brockes set to music by Johann Caspar Bachofen

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The privilege bestows a 10-year period of protection and pronounces a ban on 'any reprints of Brockes's poems with musical compositions, carried out wholly or partially, and in any other conceivable manner' ('Brockische Gedichte mit Musicalischen Compositionen, gantz oder Stück-weis, und überall auf was für Manier es seyn möchte, nachzudrucken'), as well as a ban on the import and sale of reprints made outside of the Protestant cantons. Apparently, this privilege covered not just text editions of Brockes's work, but also Bachofen's musical settings of these poems.

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1738: Thurneysen: On the Illicit Reprinting of Books

Author: Johann Caspar BachofenBarthold Heinrich Brockes

Publisher: Johann Heinrich Bürckli

Year: 1740

Location: Zürich

Language: German

Source: Private collection

Persons referred to:
Bachofen, Johann Caspar
Brockes, Barthold Heinrich
Bürckli, Johann Heinrich

Places referred to:
Appenzell-Outer Rhodes
St Gallen

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books, protected subject matter
music, protected subject matter
privileges, Swiss

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