Johann Peter von Ludewig

May 21, 2012

In the previous post I discussed a book by Johann Peter von Ludewig (1668-1743), one of the leading German jurists and historians of the early 18th century. I would be remiss if I did not mention that our Rare Book Collection includes a book from Ludewig’s personal library.The book is De nobilitate, de principibus, de ducibus, de comitibus, de baronibus, de militibus, equitibus (Amsterdam & Leiden, 1686) by Antonius Matthaeus, a treatise on the nobility and church government of the Netherlands.

The volume bears Ludewig’s enormous bookplate, commemorating an honor conferred upon him by the Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI, and it also has Ludewig’s autograph on the verso of the title page.

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