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Histoire de Guillaume III. Roy dAngleterre - CHEVALIER, Nicolas. Fete-book - 1692. 
Amsterdam 1692 - Histoire de Guillaume III. Roy dAngleterre, dEcosse, de France, et dIrlande, Prince dOrange, &c. Contenant ses actions les plus memorables, depuis sa naissance jusques à son elevation sur le trône, ce qui sest passe depuis jusques à lentiere reduction du Royaume dIrlande. Par medailles, inscriptions, arcs de triomphe, & autres monumens publics. Amsterdam, 1692. Folio. f (including engraved frontispiece by R. De Hooghe, dated 1691, title in red & black with large engraved royal cypher, engraved dedication plate designed and engraved by Schoonebeek & dedication leaf with large engraved vignette and large engraved initial by A. Schoonebeek) + 232 pages of text including 12 full-page plates by Romeyn de Hooghe and 120 engravings of coins and medals by Adriaen Schoonebeek. Old boards rebacked in calf, gilt. First edition of one of the most attractive late 17th century numismatic books, a survey of events and accomplishments in the life of William Prince of Orange, elected King William III of England in 1688. 120 finely engraved text illustrations by Adriaen Schoonebeek (1656-1705) represent the obverses and reverses of commem-orative medals and coins struck in honour of the monarch. The significance of each illustration and transcription is explained in the accompanying text by Nicolas Chevalier, a French protestant clergyman, coin collector, and archaeologist, who fled to Holland after the revocation of the Edict of Nantes. The frontispiece and 12 other plates by the celebrated Dutch artist and medalist Romeyn De Hooghe (1645-1708) depict William of Oranges ceremonial entry into The Hague, mythological scenes with portraits of William and Mary, and triumphal arches and monuments; these beautiful engravings of festivities are adaptations from De Hooghes illustrations for Bidloos book on the same subject published the previous year. Light toning throughout as usual, but a good copy. Arents 916A; C.E.Dekesel, A Bibliography of 17th century Numis-matic Books, 111; Goldsmith C897; Landwehr, Romeyn de Hooghe, 81; Landwehr, Splendid Ceremonies, 148; J.Lipsius, A Bibliography of Numismatic Books printed before 1800, 79. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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