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Title: Statut Wielkiego Xięstwa Litewskiego.
Title in English: The Statute of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania.
Published: w Wilnie, w Drukarni Akademiey Societatis IESV, Roku Pańskiego 1693.
Binding: contemporary binding.
Marginalia: 1949 / 1693 / (2)56 Theodor Kliphan Doktor.
Reference: Les livres anciens de Lituanie : XVIe - XVIIIe siècles ; catalogue de l'exposition / Braziūnienė, Alma [Red.].- Vilnius: Baltos lankos, 1997.
The Statutes of Lithuania are the legislation that formed the basis of the legal system in the historical state of Lithuania. The Third Statute of Lithuania (announced in 1588), which was drafted under the supervision of Vice Chancellor of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania Leonas Sapiega, was the best and most extensive. It demonstrated that the Grand Duchy had reached a level similar to that of other Central European countries: the sophisticated legislative system influenced the development of legal systems in neighbouring countries. The Third Statute was in force for 250 years (up to 1840) and was published in many editions.
The fourth Polish edition of the Third Statute of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, published by the Vilnius Academy Printing House in 1693, consists of the articles and documents pertaining to the activities of the parliaments from 1550 to 1690.
References: Senosios Lietuvos istorija, 1009-1795 / Alfredas Bumblauskas. [Vilnius]: R. Paknio leidykla, 2005, p. 254.