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VRIES, Simon de.
Wonderen soo aen als in, en wonder-gevallen soo op als ontrent de zeeën, rivieren, meiren, poelen en fonteynen: historischer; ondersoeckender, en redenvoorstellender wijs verhandeld.
Amsterdam, Jan ten Hoorn, 1687.4to. Contemporary blind tooled vellum (top of spine and front cover sl. damaged). With etched allegorical title-page by Jan Luijken (skilfully remargined with loss of one word (Boeck-verkoper) of last line). (16),688,(56) pp.Probably first edition, an Amsterdam edition of 1667, cited by Bierens de Haan, appears to be a ghost. - Includes numerous references to natural history of Europe, North and South America, and Africa, also including piracy and shipwrecks. - Except some minor stains on first lvs, a fine large paper copy. - Rare.Van Eeghen & Van der Kellen 134; Bierens de Haan 5206 note; Cat. NHSM II, p.716; European Americana IV, 687/145; SAB IV, p.699. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Gert Jan Bestebreurtje Rare Books (ILAB) [Vianen, Netherlands]

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