[Shooters guild regulations]. Schützenordnung von [!] Jahre 1725.

Eggenburg, 1832.

Folio (246 x 398 mm). (8) pp. 19th century black boards covered with blue, pink, orange, yellow and green striped cloth and giltstamped title label. Marbled pastedowns.


A 19th century manuscript copy of the 1725 statutes of the shooters guild of Eggenburg in Lower Austria, in 18 articles. Transcribed from a certified copy from 1725, the year when the statutes were originally drawn up, as witnessed by Johann Georg Philipp Fleischmann of the city chancellery. The articles mostly concern the so-called "Kränzlschießen", regular shooting events in which participants alternately would provide the prizes. Two postcards by Rudolf Branböck from 1897-98, one addressed to the "k. k. priv. Bürgerl. Schützen-Corps Commando" regarding the 1897 Easter shooting match, the other addressed to his friend Johann Schally, requesting tickets for a ball, are loosely inserted.

The fine binding is slightly rubbed, extremities bumped. Paper a little duststained with a small brownstain to the margins. Ink on first pages slightly faded. From the library of the Viennese collector Werner Habel.

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