of the Weaver’s Guild Order
Guild Order of Charles Frederick, Grand Duke of Saxony-Weimar-Eisenach etc. (1783-1855), for the damask, twill and other weavers in the guild district of Remda (Stadtremda, Saxony-Weimar). Given Weimar September 19, 1845. Hand-written document on paper. Sm. fol. 6 unpag. ll., the last white. With
autograph signature by Charles Frederick
and written counter-signature by von Gersdorff as well as paper seal. Contemporary red h. leather portfolio of the time with gilt grand ducal supralibros on the front cover and gilt ornamental border with corner pieces, stitched with black-golden cord and sealed.
Detailed Guild Order in execution of the guild act with the articles General Provisions – On the Apprentices – On the Journeymen – On the Guild Masters – On the Official Representatives, the Guild Directors, the Guild Assemblies and the Guild Treasury, explaining and supplementing the guild act in 22 so-called sentences, especially regarding the masterpieces, examination fees, and the sale.
“ (We have effected present Guild Order – with the express proviso for Us and Our successors in government to augment the same, or to lessen, or to give up entirely again, too – documentarily in Our very own hand and Our Grand Ducal public seal be attached.) ”
Leading edges slightly pushed, upper corner of the front cover ignorably broken, inner boards discolored at the margins, otherwise of fine freshness.
Offer no. 14,762 / EUR 1280. / export price EUR 1216. (c. US$ 1714.) + shipping