Oktoberfest Souveniers :
The Dukes of Brunswick-Luneburg :
Drinking Beer furthers Your Health !
Beer statutes by the dukes Augustus William (3rd son of Duke Anton Ulrich, ruling 1714-1731, see Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie I, 664 f.) + Charles I (nephew of Emperor Charles VI, brother-in-law of Frederick the Great, founder of the Collegium Carolinum, ruling 1735-1780, see ADB XV, 266 ff.) of 1715–1766 in
oblong formats really worth framing
of c. 13¼-13⅝ × 16⅛-16¾ in (33.5-34.5 × 41-42.5 cm) printed exclusively on one side only as being determined for billboards. Broadsheets each with the printed signatures of the ruling dukes and their – mostly – Prime Ministers plus the “L(oco) S(igilli)” stamp and with decorative large woodcut initial “V” in progressing design. – Several figurative watermarks. – As archieved records with centerfold unused copies of fine full typography, partly with absolutely untrimmed broad margins and of great freshness. – Deviations noted in each case.
April 20, 1723
No “foreign or alien beer”
not even “on Weddings / Christening /
and other Carousals” in the country
according to the edict of July 10, 1722 avoiding a penalty of 10 $ per half-barrel. With three wide-margined sides trimmed to 12¼ × 14⅞ in (31 × 37.8 cm). Upper margin torn up to about 2 cm to the text. The several light foxing dots on the back hardly noticeable from the text side.
Offer no. 12,590 / EUR 202. (c. US$ 244.) + shipping
May 28, 1740
That “the Quality (of the Brewing Food)
does not go short of anything
neither a Shorting of Beer shall arise”
allowing the brewers “because of the present extremely expensive cereals purchase” a temporary rise in prices compulsory upon everybody since the brewers “otherwise are not able … to continue … brewing”. Comprising also the penal provision “to prepare oneself such as to have a sufficient stock of excellent beer anytime available”.
Offer no. 12,591 / EUR 253. / export price EUR 240. (c. US$ 290.) + shipping
December 18, 1741
Anew Wheat instead of Barley for any Brew
in view of a wheat-harvest “to such a degree good” and subsequently considerably fallen prices to use again wheat instead of barley as brewing cereals. Both had been the reason for the decreed allowance of June 30, 1740, “to take barley instead of wheat for brewing”. – For the addition of barley + wheat also see the decrees of the ’60s at offer nos. 12,599 ff.
Offer no. 12,592 / EUR 271. / export price EUR 257. (c. US$ 311.) + shipping
May 12, 1745
Beer Price Defraudation by the Landlords
“to the great Damage of the Brewers”
It can’t be true that “the landlords in the villages claim on the brewers in the towns to deduct three to four pence of the price of each half barrel, even deduct on payment … unauthorized (and thus) reduce the beer price at their pleasure”! With 12⅞ × 14⅝ in (32.8 × 37.2 cm) a bit smaller. – The decisive passage underlined by old hand in brown ink as well as a registration mark on the back of the same year.
Offer no. 12,593 / EUR 271. / export price EUR 257. (c. US$ 311.) + shipping
October 31, 1747
Against the Beer-Carouses during Execution –
at the Expense of the Seized !
A “bad habit (spread and tolerated) in many parishes … to drink after done seizures immediately and at the expense of the seized a ton or half a barrel of beer or more … and since this habit is as unfair as detrimental to the seized”. – Contemporary registration no. in brown ink in the white upper margin. – See the complete description.
Offer no. 13,075 / EUR 302. / export price EUR 287. (c. US$ 347.) + shipping
Beer-Price-Raisings by the Piece –
proven exceptionally consecutively !
November 3, 1760
For the old or the raised new Price,
if only “there is anytime sufficient supply
of good stout Beer available ! ”
“because of the present extremely expensive cereals purchase” allowing a rise in beer prices up to Michaelmas 1761, while – contrary to those decrees of May 28, 1740, Nov. 14, 1761 + Feb. 27, 1766 – brewers “are free … to sell the beer also at the price usual until now”. But woe to those where “by this or that way a shortage of or deficiency with beer may be found!”. – The horse of Lower Saxony in the initial here and from now on freely jumping, thus without escutcheon. – Also see the thematically continuing decrees!
Offer no. 12,596 / EUR 253. / export price EUR 240. (c. US$ 290.) + shipping
November 14, 1761
“To the Disadvantage of the Public” –
Shortage of Beer in Our Country !
Facing a “shortage of beer in several places of Our country” arisen from insufficient brewing prices because of further risen prices for cereals “by another raise of the beer price … until Easter of coming year”. Obviously mandatory thus contrary to the previous decree of Nov. 3, 1760.- Evenly slightly browned, both the side margins not quite absolutely fresh. – Also see the thematically continuing decrees!
Offer no. 12,597 / EUR 228. (c. US$ 276.) + shipping
April 26, 1762
“That the Brewers nevertheless …
cannot make Ends meet”
allowing another raise in beer prices for the districts Wolfenbüttel + Schöningen “until coming Michaelmas” in addition to that of the decree of Nov. 14, 1761 to ensure the supply of beer despite further rising cereals prices. The several prices “incl. tax and excise” fixed binding and ordering at the same time “that there shall never be any shortage of sufficient beer supply”. – Also see the thematically continuing decrees!
Offer no. 12,598 / EUR 239. (c. US$ 289.) + shipping
May 28, 1762
Once again a steep Rise in Beer Prices
“in view of the lasting very high barley and wheat prices (in the districts Wolfenbüttel + Schöningen)” for that there will not be brewed just at all, but also finely. Each “including tax and excise” and till end of September that year. Thus thematically in direct continuance to the decree before and predecessor to the next. – Speaking of barley and wheat purchase see also the decree of Dec. 18, 1741. – In view of a larger typography optically especially fine.
Offer no. 12,599 / EUR 253. / export price EUR 240. (c. US$ 290.) + shipping
October 8, 1762
Lower Prices –
but only after costly Ingredients are used up !
Because since end of September prices for barley and wheat “have not fallen to the degree, and provisions bought at the fomer high prices are not consumed to the degree … that the brewers would not take harm by a lowering of beer prices”. Thus the prices of the decree of May 28 of the year are “prolonged till Martinmas this year”. – Speaking of barley and wheat purchase see also the decree of Dec. 18, 1741.
Offer no. 13,000 / EUR 239. (c. US$ 289.) + shipping
August 28, 1764
Price — Ingredients — Amount — Now
“immediately after Publication” just as once!
re-establishing everything around beer “just after publication … the former state … since now the prices for wheat and barley have sunk so far that beer and white beer prices can again be set on just the level as was before the last war”. Within a fortnight after publication “a full report is to be made to avoid a fine of twenty dollar”. – On the purchase of wheat and barley see the decree of Dec. 18, 1741, and for the Broyhan that of May 13, 1715. – Duplicate of the Rare Book Collection of a British library. – Centerfold lightly browned.
Offer no. 13,001 / EUR 253. / export price EUR 240. (c. US$ 290.) + shipping
the remarkable care
of one of the most excellent princely houses
for both producers + consumers
of the basic food
Following some practical depictions in print
Beer Garden — Nothing is Finer
Allsopp’s Garden. Beer garden with outside buffet with numerous guests sitting in the open and in an arcade, enjoying Allsopp’s Imperial Stout and India Pale-Ale and Burton Ale – par verre 20 cent. The gentlemen with cigars throughout. In front of the public house on the right side bicycle stand with two bikes with their sporting owners seated at an isolated separate table, admonished by the French call displayed on the rack below stopping hand “CYCLISTS, ONLY DRINK ALLSOPP’S STOUT.” Lithograph printed in brown. C. 1880s. 23¼ × 33¼ in (59 × 84.5 cm).
Below left revenue stamp canceled with the mark of an Antwerp firm. – The usual folding marks almost invisible in consideration of the thin placard paper. Only few restored tears and a larger gap in the sky replaced.
Pictorially as stylistically fascinating poster the figures step behind the advertising. – See the complete description.
Offer no. 15,453 / EUR 1200. / export price EUR 1140. (c. US$ 1378.) + shipping
Ostade, Adriaen van (1610 Haarlem 1685). A Village Ale-House. Right in front at the table four farmers. The wife of one brooding over a letter to be written while an already drunken peasant laughs his head off about. Besides kitchen tools and grain sheaves hanging down from the garret. Steel engraving by W. French. 3rd quarter of 19th century. 6¼ × 7½ in (16 × 19 cm).
Offer no. 6,800 / EUR 76. (c. US$ 92.) + shipping
Who love the Strong …
Hogarth, William (1697 London 1764). The Bruiser, C. Churchill … in the Character of a Russian Hercules. The writer Churchill whose Epistle to Hogarth provoked the master in the character of a strong Russian bear, hugging a tankard full of porter. In his left a knotted club referring to contemporary politics. The rest done by Hogarth’s favourite dog Trump trampling the epistle which he treats contemptuously in a manner not natural to the canine species. Engraving by Thomas Cook (c. 1744 – London 1818). 1800. 14⅞ × 11⅜ in (37.8 × 28.9 cm).
A rarer Sujet made in the rush (1763) for which the self-portrait of 1749 had to serve, of which he right away substituted his own head by that of Churchill. Several he added, the titles of the folio volumes were adapted. Also “The Line of Beauty” fell victim to grinding in face of such a stout, lusty, and rough person as Churchill is described. He, a degenerated writing clerical, was a partisan of John Wilkes’ in whose North Briton gazette, here symbolized as a lie-picked club killing the caricature, he contributed. – Excellent print of fine light-dark-effects on solid paper. The presentation itself by the way – contrary to all other later Hogarth-editions – in its original folio-size. – See the complete description.
Offer no. 7,500 / EUR 496. / export price EUR 471. (c. US$ 569.) + shipping
– – The same. Cook’s smaller version, inscribed C. Churchill only. 1807. Subject size 6⅞ × 5½ in (17.5 × 14 cm).
Offer no. 8,898 / EUR 138. (c. US$ 167.) + shipping
The Promise of Beer …
Hogarth, William (1697 London 1764). France. The invasion army of Louis XV. against England in 1756 during boarding. In front before the inn “To the Royal Clog” tempting with water soup the officer roasting frogs for himself while trying to inspire his shabby men for the promise of the flag:
“VENGENCE et le BON BIER et BON BEUF de ANGLETERRE”.
Engraving by Thomas Cook (c. 1744 – London 1818). 1798. 13¼ × 15¼ in (33.8 × 40 cm).
France + England I. – With the Garrick caption analogous to the text of the flag as above. – Contrary to all other later Hogarth editions in the original folio size. – Within the text- and broad margins minimally foxing and in the latter a tidemark likewise. – See the complete description.
Offer no. 7,540 / EUR 302. / export price EUR 287. (c. US$ 347.) + shipping
… makes People Happy
– England. In front of the inn “Duke of Cumberland / ‘Roast & Boil’d every Day’” requisited according to the law by the army as recruiting office a group of soldiers animated by the good board – beef + beer – caricatures the expected (1756) French enemy. On the table the text of Rule Britannia, below the tambour fluting God save great George our King. Engraving by Thomas Cook. 1799. 12⅞ × 15¾ in (32.7 × 40 cm).
France + England II. – With the Garrick caption. – Contrary to all other later Hogarth editions in the original folio size. – Within the text and broad margins minimally foxing. A few spots in the lower picture, too.
“ See John the Soldier, Jack the Tar … Should monsieur dare come here! / The Hungry Slaves have smelt our Food, They long to taste … Old England’s Beef and Beer! ”
See the complete description.
Offer no. 7,541 / EUR 373. / export price EUR 354. (c. US$ 428.) + shipping
France + England together. Cook’s original sized versions as above.
Offer no. 7,539 / EUR 504. / export price EUR 479. (c. US$ 579.) + shipping
– France. Cook’s smaller version without the Garrick caption. 1807. Subject size 5½ × 6¾ in (14.1 × 17.1 cm). – Trimmed inside of the broad plate margin.
Offer no. 8,988 / EUR 50. (c. US$ 60.) + shipping
– England. Cook’s smaller version as above.
Offer no. 8,989 / EUR 66. (c. US$ 80.) + shipping
France + England together. Cook’s smaller versions as above.
Offer no. 9,511 / EUR 92. (c. US$ 111.) + shipping
„ Sie haben wieder einmal in unverkennbarer Weise Ihr Unternehmen und Ihre Philosophie dargeboten. Ich wünsche Ihnen – beiden – auch in diesem Jahr viel Erfolg und Gefolgschaft von Ihren alten und hoffentlich auch neuen Kunden und natürlich auch persönliches Wohlergehen … “
(Herr D. L., 4. Januar 2010)