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Lot #    22341
Auction End Date    12/23/2008 12:08:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Der Juden zu Franckfurt Stattigkeit und Ordnung
Title (Hebrew)    [Legal Status of the Jews of Frankfurt]
Author    [First Ed.]
City    Frankfurt AM
Publisher    Johann Saurn
Publication Date    1614
Item of
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Folio, 304:197 mm., wide margins, browned with annotations in old hand, new endpaper. A very rare book bound in contemporary vellum, covered with Latin rebacked.
41 pp. - Privilegia, Des Heyligen Reichs-Statt Franckfurt au Mayn [ Book of Laws of Franckfurt ];
467 pp (1 blank) German and Latin bullae. Title in red and black. One divisional title. Replete with old Latin marginalia. Head and tail pieces, floriated initials.
Paragraph 1    Bound with (first) Privilegia, Des Heyligen Reichs-Statt Franckfurt au Mayn [Book of Laws of Frankfurt]
   Der Juden zu Franckfurt Stattiskeit und Ordunung (41 pp) is exclusively devoted to setting out the Statutes (Stattigkeiten) imposed upon the Jews of Frankfurt. The title page has a ring in the center, in some copies colored yellow. Jews were required by law to wear a yellow circle on their clothing whenever they ventured forth from the Ghetto. On page 8 there are engravings of two types of hats the male Jews of Frankfurt were obligated to wear. Publication of this work was a contributing factor in the infamous Fettmilch Uprising on August 5th, 1614. Led by Vincent Fettmilch, a guild leader, the rioters pillaged the Frankfurt Ghetto and order was not restored until the Emperor himself intervened. Ultimately, on March 10th 1616, Vincent and six of his collaborators were hung and quartered. The Jews of Frankfurt annually celebrated the day of their salvation as "Purim Winz" (Purim of Vincent, i.e. Fettmilch). The Jews were caught between Senate of Frankfurt and the Guilds. In 1612, Fettmilch had petitioned the Emperor, claiming the Senate favored the Jews. Over the next 2 years he continued to agitate against the senate and the Jews.
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Listing Classification
17th Century:    Checked
Germany:    Checked
History:    Checked
Bindings:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    German
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica