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Title: Statut Wielkiego Xięstwa Litewskiego, naprzód, za Naiaśnieyszego Hospodara Króla Jegomości Zygmunta III. w Krakowie w Roku 1588 [...] teraz zaś piąty raz, za szczęśliwie panuiącego Naiaśnieyszego Krola jegomości Augusta Trzeciego przedrukowany.
Title in English: The Statute of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, Printed for the First Time During the Reign of His Royal Highness Sigismund III in 1588 in Krakow […] And Here for the Fifth Time Reprinted Under the Happy Rule of His Royal Highness Agustus III / In Vilnius, in His Royal Majesty’s Print House of the Academy of the Society of Jesus, in the Year of God 1744.
Published: W Wilnie, w Drukarni J.K.M. Akademickiey Societatis Jesu, Roku Pańskiego 1744.
Binding: contemporary binding.
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.
This is the fifth Polish edition of the Third Statute of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, published in 1744 in the Vilnius Academy Printing House.
References: Senosios Lietuvos istorija, 1009-1795 / Alfredas Bumblauskas. [Vilnius]: R. Paknio leidykla, 2005, p. 254.