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HEINSIUS, Daniel.
RERUM AD SYLVAM-DUCIS ATQUE ALIBI IN BELGIO AUT A BELGIS ANNO MDCXXIX GESTARUM HISTORIA.
Leyden ex officina Elzeviriorum 1631 - FIRST EDITION, Latin text, 1631. Folio, 320 x 200 mm, 12½ x 8 inches, fine engraved pictorial title page by Duysend after Cornelis, 5 folding or double page engraved plates and 5 full page text engravings all of maps, plans and fortifications, decorated headpieces and initials, some pictorial, pages (12), 143 (misprinted 141), (24), beautifully printed in large type, bound in full contemporary vellum, plain spine. Spine darkened, covers lightly discoloured and slightly spotted, woodcut bookplate of US artist Claudius Edmund Delbos on front pastedown, front and rear pastedowns very slightly damaged, small pale stain to 1 upper margin, otherwise contents remarkably clean and bright, small neat old paper repair to 1 fore-edge margin. Binding tight and firm. A very good copy. Daniel Heinsius (1580 – 1655) humanist and poet, was one of the most famous classical scholars of the Dutch Renaissance, first appointed professor of poetics at Leyden University and later professor of Greek. In this work he gives an account in Latin prose of the three month military siege and capture in 1629 of the town of 's-Hertogenbosch by Frederik Hendrik Prince of Orange, removing it from Habsburg control. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A. [Oxford, United Kingdom]
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