Heinrich Bebel schrieb am 23. Januar 1513 seinem Freund Michael Hummelberg (Horawitz, Analecten … 1877, 25)
that he could not provide Hummelberg with a copy of his recent book because, of the ten free copies which he had received from the publisher he had been obliged to give all to various abbots and colleges under existing (‘Ego enim nullum habeo, nam decem accepi dono, quae ex composito quibusdam abbatibus et collegiis debebam’).
E. Armstrong, Before Copyright, p. 85
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