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The Rugendas Letters:
Johann Moritz Rugendas’
First Voyage to Brazil
The Sections of Cap Trafalgar
The First Prussian Maritime Atlas
“ Official customs , so against common sense
and the general interest of this city
and her commerce , are to be abolished … ”
Among these also the Release of Wages
Shipwrights, Newly Revised Order of the. Given Hamburg April 3, 1788. In German. With floral woodcut vignette at the beginning and equal closing vignette with city’s arms held by two lions. Hamburg, Carl Wilhelm Meyn, (1788). Sm. 4to. 4 unpag. ll. Uncut.
With repeated reference to the order of 1712 regulating in 8 sections the general working hours for day-laborers including two hours lunch-hour and their obligation of paying the weekly duty to the chamber of handicrafts, the regulation of disputes, the appointment of masters and the number of apprentices these may engage at most. Also “everyone is free to engage, in consent with the official patron, here, or abroad, from wherever it may be, other capable men for their work … With those the one from here are obliged to go at one and the same ship, at one and the same work, just as the masters will order such, and to complete such”. Also the workers may only leave before the fulfillment of the work taken up by presentation of a muster-roll or equivalent certification by the Wasserschouts.
Decisive point, however, the release of the standard wage fixed already by the respective order of 1631,
On the full, on all sides untrimmed, twice folded sheet of laid paper with large crown and typographic watermark and, except for light foxing spots on the title, of generally great freshness.
Offer no. 28,836 / EUR 168. (c. US$ 194.) + shipping