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Title: Statut Wielkiego Księstwa Litewskiego, naprzód, za nayiaśniejszego hospodara Zygmunta III. w Krakowie w roku 1588. Drugl raz w Wilnie, w roku 1619... Z przyłożeniem pod artykuły Konstytucyi Seymowych od seymu roku 1550 aż do seymu roku 1690... piąty raz, za nayiaśniejszego Augusta Trzeciego po dwakroć za nayiaśniejszego króla Stanisława Augusta, z przydatkiem Summaryuszów, Praw i Konstytucyy od roku 1764 do roku 1786; teraz za szczęśliwego panowania nayiaśniejszego cesarza i samowładcy wszech Rossyy króla polskiego Alexandra I. Bez źadney odmiany, podług wydania wileńskiego, roku 1786... 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, for the Second Time in Vilnius in 1619… with the Articles of the Constitution of the Sejm from the Sejm of 1550 to the Sejm of 1690… for the Fifth Time During the Reign of Agustus III, Ruling Twice as long as the Noble King Stanisław August, with Added Conclusions, Rights and Constitutions from the Year 1764 to 1789… Now Under the Happy Rule of the Emperor of the Whole of Russia and Absolute Ruler of Poland Alexander I Republished with No Changes According to the Edition of Vilnius in 1786.
Published: Wilno 1819. Nakładem Wileńskiego Towarzystwa Typograficznego. Druk A. Marcinkowski.
Format: s. , 356, , 18, , 47, 34 cm.
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 final Polish edition of the Third Statute of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, published in 1819 in the Vilnius Academy Printing House.
References: Senosios Lietuvos istorija, 1009-1795 / Alfredas Bumblauskas. [Vilnius]: R. Paknio leidykla, 2005, p. 254.
This is the last edition of the Third Statute of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania in Polish. It is the reprinted sixth edition of 1786 with no changes. The Statute was valid until 1840, when Russian laws were imposed in Lithuania. The legal code was published in the printing house of Antoni Marcinowski, which operated in 1818-1863. It printed periodicals and published over 310 books: textbooks, scientific monographs, dissertations, and literary works in Polish, Russian, French, German, Greek, and Latin. It also published 12 works in Lithuanian.
Reference: "The Collection of Lawyer Jaunius Gumbis: the Past Preserved in Books". Museum and Collector - 7. Vilnius: National Museum of Lithuania, 2018, p. 136.
Published: "The Collection of Lawyer Jaunius Gumbis: the Past Preserved in Books". Museum and Collector - 7. Vilnius: National Museum of Lithuania, 2018, p. 136-137.
Exhibitions: "The Collection of Lawyer Jaunius Gumbis: the Past Preserved in Books", September 3, 2018 – October 21, 2018.