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Jörg Bernhard's binding

Ordonnances, loix, statutz, & edictz royaulx, de tous les roys de France, depuys le regne sainct

This 1550 binding was made by Jörg Bernhard and is one of the many ostentatious bindings which the Elector Ottheinrich (1502-1559) liked so much. The volume was part of his broad legal collection. It was Ottheinrich who officially introduced the Reformation into Heidelberg in 1556. This volume like many of the Barberini volumes originally had been part of the Palatina library from Heidelberg which…