Item #11488 Reglemens Et Statuts, Concernant le Commerce, Art, & Fabrique des draps, Or, Argent & Soye…dans tout le Païs de Lyonnois. Ordinances Lyon, etc.
Reglemens Et Statuts, Concernant le Commerce, Art, & Fabrique des draps, Or, Argent & Soye…dans tout le Païs de Lyonnois.
Reglemens Et Statuts, Concernant le Commerce, Art, & Fabrique des draps, Or, Argent & Soye…dans tout le Païs de Lyonnois.
Reglemens Et Statuts, Concernant le Commerce, Art, & Fabrique des draps, Or, Argent & Soye…dans tout le Païs de Lyonnois.
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Reglemens Et Statuts, Concernant le Commerce, Art, & Fabrique des draps, Or, Argent & Soye…dans tout le Païs de Lyonnois.

Lyon, R. Glaize 1693 [but 1696].

8vo (179 x 107 mm.). 95, [1 blank], 7p. Woodcut royal arms on the title.

Contemporary gilt-paneled sprinkled sheep (slightly spotted, one small scuff), corner fleurons, gilt-lettered JEAN MARIE on the front panel and DVMAS — both braced by dotted foliage sprays, spine gilt, all edges gilt.

With: France. Sovereign (1643-1715: Louis XIV).
            Lettres Patentes…Portant Reglement Pour la Manufacture des Etofes de Soye Or & Argent de la Ville de Lion. Données…le 2. Janvier 1703.  Lyon, R. Glaize 1703. 8vo. 15p. Woodcut royal arms on the title.


Ad I-II: The international center of the French textile trade, Lyon was known for its silk manufacture and the production of luxury fabrics worked with gold and silver thread. Originally formulated and published in 1667, the Rules and Statutes (I) enumerates in sixty-seven articles the rights and privileges of guild members, the duties of officers, the details of apprenticeships, silk mills, foreign labor, cloth dying, black market sales and the manufacturing standards for thirteen fabrics. Twenty-one supplementary documents follow as do eight additional articles, bringing the work up to 1696 (three years after the title date). THIS IS EARLIER THAN ANY VERSION I HAVE LOCATED IN A U.S. COLLECTION.
            Bound in are royal Letters Patent of 1703 (II). These promulgate thirty-four new articles, concerning fiscal and administrative practices. Apparently this framework remained unaltered until 1705, when Jean-Marie Dumas was elected Master Warden of the Lyon guild for two years, and this copy was bound with his name on the covers and presented to him with a printed slip inserted, announcing his new post and term. Both books are in good condition (three natural paper flaws, one just touching text).
¶Ad I: BN, Actes royaux 12973 (88p. & index, covering 1667-92 only); see Blanc’s Bibliographie des corporations ouvrières 661 (Lyon 1720 edition).
¶Ad II: BN, Actes royaux 20631; Goldsmiths’-Kress 4479.1.

Item #11488

Price: $3,400.00