Encyclopaedia Article on 'The Reprinting of Books', Leipzig and Halle (1740)

Source: Universitätsbibliothek Tübingen 34 A 398 [Reprint Edition of 1995]

Encyclopaedia Article on 'The Reprinting of Books', Leipzig and Halle (1740), Primary Sources on Copyright (1450-1900), eds L. Bently & M. Kretschmer, www.copyrighthistory.org

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Anonnymous article by Johann Abraham Birnbaum on 'The Reprinting of Books' for Zedler's Encyclopaedia

Full title original language:
Article 'Nachdruck derer Bücher', in 'Zedlers Universal-Lexicon' vol.23, col.60-80

Ironically, Zedler's 64-volume 'Universal-Lexikon' (the first volume of which was published in Leipzig in 1731) was at first confiscated by the authorities because many of its scholarly articles had evidently been plagiarised from encyclopaedias brought out by other Leipzig publishers. A few years later, to compound the irony, the Universal-Lexikon in its turn would be illegally reprinted, after Zedler's Imperial privilege was revoked in 1737, possibly under pressure of the reprinter himself, Johann Ernst Schultze, a publisher based in the Bavarian town of Hof.

1 Commentary:

  • Wittmann, Reinhold, 'Geschichte des deutschen Buchhandels' (Munich: Beck, 1999)

  • Quedenbaum, Gerd, 'Der Verleger und Buchhändler Joahnn Heinrich Zedler 1706-1751' (Hildesheim: Olms, 1977)

  • Gieseke, Ludwig, 'Vom Privileg zum Urheberrecht' (Baden-Baden: Nomos 1995)

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1738: Thurneysen: On the Illicit Reprinting of Books

Author: Johann Abraham Birnbaum (1702-1748)

Publisher: Johann Heinrich Zedler

Year: 1740

Location: Leipzig and Halle

Language: German

Source: Universitätsbibliothek Tübingen 34 A 398 [Reprint Edition of 1995]

Persons referred to:

Beier, Adrian
Berger, Johann Heinrich von
Birnbaum, Johann Abraham
Bode, Heinrich
Böhmer, Justus Henning
Carpzov, Benedict Jr
Charles V of Habsburg
Chevillier, André
Cicero, Marcus Tullius
Froben, Johann
Hess, Johann Stephan
Johann Georg I
Johann Georg II
Le Cointe, Charles
Lederer, Michael Friedrich
Lentz, Christian
Leyser, Augustin von
Ludewig, Johann Peter von
Luther, Martin
Marchand, Prosper,
Mencke, Lüder
Moscherosch, Johann Michel
Müller, August Friedrich
Romanus, Paul Franz
Scriver, Christian Gotthold
Sextus Pomponius
Simon, Père Richard
St Paul the Apostle
Stryk, Samuel
Süstermann, Johann Melchior
Theodosius I, the Great
Trentacinquius, Alessandro
Werner, Johann Balthasar
Ziegler, Caspar

Places referred to:

Cases referred to:
Süstermann v. Geffen (1723)

Institutions referred to:
Erfurt law faculty
Giessen law faculty
Helmstadt law faculty
Jena law faculty
Leipzig law faculty
Wittenberg law faculty

Saxon Royal Edict 1661
Saxon code of common law

Bible, the
authors, self-publishing
authorship, legal concept of
barter trade
book trade
divine law
duration, prolongation of privileges
editions, new
free trade
learning, the advancement of
natural rights
price regulation
privileges, German Imperial
privileges, printing
property analogies
property theory
property theory, authors' property
property theory, publishers' property
public good
scholarly writing

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