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BELINFANTE, J.J - HET LEVEN VAN MICHIEL ADRIAANSZOON DE RUYTER [The Life of Admiral de Ruyter] 1607-1676 Vol. I + Vol. II

Title: HET LEVEN VAN MICHIEL ADRIAANSZOON DE RUYTER [The Life of Admiral de Ruyter] 1607-1676 Vol. I + Vol. II
Description: The Hague, A.P. van Langenhuysen 1844, 1848 Lithographic plates (71 + 58) signed C.L. + over 100 woodengraved head- tailpieces and 80+ figural initial letterines. All text within decorative borders. . Two Volumes Octavo half calf, spine on wide gilt raised bands, red spine labels (splitting to part of hinges on Vol. I both vols. rubbed/tips worn/leather on Vol. II darker). Half title +frontis portrait +titlepage with naval emblem +[26]pp +xix +480pp; half title + titlepage with naval emblem + [2]pp +747pp. Vol. I with variable foxing/browning esp. to beginning & end, possibly missing plate of De Witt at p189, 2 plates with clean tears without loss. *The plates and even the wood engravings are full of life and action, many naval battles, scenes of travel, family and state occaisions. A very full and successful life of the famous Dutch Admiral.

Keywords: biography naval travel Dutch Admiral De Ruyter

Price: GBP 132.00 = appr. US$ 188.49 Seller: Abbey Antiquarian Books
- Book number: V72144

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