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GRIMESTON, EDWARD, - A Generall Historie of the Netherlands, with the Genealogie and Memorable Acts of the Earls of Holland, Zeeland, and West-Friseland, from Thierry of Aquitaine the First Earle, Successiuely Unto Philip the Third King of Spaine:

. Continued unto this present yeare of our Lord 608, out of the best authors that have written of that subject; London Printed by A. Islip and G. Eld 1609 London Printed by A. Islip and G. Eld 1609 COPAC states in the listing of the first 1608 edition: A variant (STC 12375) is dated 1609. We find other descriptions calling this the first edition, 2nd issue. Folio (318 x 225 mm). 1415 (i.e. 1403) pp. With engraved title and 56 large text engravings by Christoffel von Sichem. Woodcut chapter initials, head- and tailpieces. Some worm holes in the centre of pp. 1403 till the end ranging in size from 2 mm to 3 cm in width, mostly in the table section. Page 1413 is misnumbered 1415. In this edition Grimeston includes a translation of Le Petit's preface from "La grande chronique" and mentions in the translator's preface that the continuation of the history is derived from "Historia Belgica nostri potissimum temporis" by Emmanuel van Meteren. Eld printed quires O-2D, 3A-3P, 4I-5F, 5X-6C, and possibly the index; Islip printed the rest (STC). The engraved title-page border and many of the fifty-seven portraits are signed by Christoffel van Sichem and were originally published in Le Petit's "La grande chronique". The engravings include William II, 18th Earl of Holland and Zeeland; Mary of Austria, Queen Dowager of Hungary and sister to Emperor Charles V; Ferdinando Alvards of Toledo, Duke of Alva, Lieutenant Governor and Captain General of the Netherlands for Philip II of Spain; Queen Elizabeth; Charles II of Austria; and William V of Bavaria. Grimeston was an English translator of numerous related works, including histories of France, Spain, the East and West Indies, and Turkey. George Chapman.. Full calf, rebacked. The new spine is splendid, very elaboratedly tooled, with 6 raised bands and a brown title label, the corners have also been repaired, the boards are somewhat scratched. Armorial book plate of English entomologist Frederick William Hope (1797-1862) on inside of front board. [ DL 3/5].
GBP 750.00 [Appr.: EURO 847.5 US$ 1052.21 | JPą 112057] Book number F1835

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