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Crébillon case, Paris (1749)

Source: Bibliothèque nationale de France : Mss. Fr. 22072 n°112

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Crébillon case, Paris (1749), Primary Sources on Copyright (1450-1900), eds L. Bently & M. Kretschmer, www.copyrighthistory.org

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DECREE

OF THE COUNCIL OF STATE

OF THE KING,


IN favour of Mr DE CREBILLON, Author of
            the Tragedy of CATILINA.

WHICH judges that the products of the mind are not
at all in the same rank as seizable Effects.


Of 21st March 1749.

Excerpt from the Registers of the Council of State.

      ON the Petition presented to the King being
in his Council by Prosper-Jolyot of Crébillon,
one of the forty members of the Académie Française;
STATING that he finds himself in the necessity of
resorting to His Majesty to prevent the effect of
the seizures & decrees that

    


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