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DESCRIPTION EXACTE DE TOUT CE QUI S'EST PASSE DANS LES GUERRES entre le roy d'Angleterre, le roy de France, les Estats des Provinces Unies du Pays-bas, & l'Evesque de Munster.
Amsterdam Jacques Benjamin, 1668. Commencant de l'an 1664 & finissant avec la conclusion de paix faite a Breda en l'an 1667. Avec une introduction preliminaire, contenant l'exile & la restitution du present roy d'Angleterre &c. FIRST FRENCH EDITION 1668. Small 4to, approximately 180 x 135 mm, 7 x 5½ inches, large engraved illustration on title page plus 8 engraved illustrations in the text ( just over half page each), 1 showing the fire of London, pages: 241, [2] =Registre, bound in full antique calf, gilt ruled border to covers, raised bands, gilt rules and gilt lettering to spine, edges speckled red, marbled endpapers. Spine rubbed with some loss to gilt lettering, head of spine slightly worn with tiny chip at top of upper hinge, 2 tiny crack to lower hinge, covers slightly rubbed, corners slightly worn, slight loss of words to text on page 3 due to adhesion to opposite page, armorial bookplate on front pastedown, pale red ink number in top corner of title page, small closed tear from 1 inner margin into text, no loss, couple of small ink letters in 1 margin, tiny chip to fore-edge margin of 4 pages, some show-through from the illustrations to the text on reverse. Binding tight and firm. A good copy. First published in Dutch in 1667, there was no English edition. "This work may be considered as the most complete and authentic contemporary account of the war between Holland and England, the consequence of which was the final loss of New-Netherland, by the peace of Breda, 1667". Sabin, Dictionary of Books Relating to America, 38246, 38247 (Dutch editions). Pages 22-25 descr … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A. [Oxford, United Kingdom]

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