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Johan de Witt Brieven Letters 1725 Rare book gorgeous armorial leather binding
1725. Click here to view a short video presentation.[Dutch Publications, Decorative Leather Bindings, Johan de Witt, 17th century political letters]. Short video captures condition much better than words. Please watch prior to purchase to ensure a clear understanding of the book. Brieven, Geschreven ende gewisselt tusschen de Heer Johan de Witt. [sesde deel]. Published 1725, 's Gravenhage (The Hague), by Hendrick Scheurleer.614 pages. Text in Dutch. Splendid period [likely Dutch] full leather binding, raised bands, gilt decorated compartments, covers with elaborate and beautifully gilt designs, marbled end papers. Odd volume, number six of a set, but the work is a compilation of letters so this volume contains all the letters he wrote from May 1659- Aug. 1667, so contents complete unto themselves. Interior shows some moderate old fore-edge damp staining foxing. Front hinge cracked, but binding remains tight and sound. Book retains a handsome shelf appearance despite the darkened spine and slightly crackled gilt. Beautiful age patina impossible to recreate. Any age flaws are easy to overlook or forgive. Beautiful antiquarian object. A collection of letters from Johan de Witt, the leader of the Netherlands from 1653-1672, the height of the Dutch Golden Era. Excellent source in a truly beautiful period ornate European leather binding. As an aside it should be mentioned de Witt was lynched by a crowd and was then eaten by them!Book measures: 10" H X 8" W.[V2078]. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: RareMapsandBooks [Dover, NH, U.S.A.]
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