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Respublica sive Status Regni Scotiae et Hiberniae.
Leiden: Elzevier, 1627 First edition. 24mo (11,0 x 5,4 cm). 280, (1) pp. Overlapping full vellum; spine with title and date in ink. The first part of the work (pp 5 - 143) contains 8 chapters on Scottish geography, history, trade &c. The second part "Respubica (sic) sive Status Hiberniae" (pp 145 - 272) contains 6 similar chapters on Ireland, most of them by Camden. This part has its own typographic title page. Engraved title page by Pieter Serwouters, depicting 4 men, one of them holding the Irish lyre and in the upper part 2 coat of arms with the Scottish Lion to the left and the Irish lyre to the right. Frontal endpaper with the ex-libris of Alexander Thomson with the arms of the Thomsons, depicting a stag's head under afield with a lozenge between 2 spur-rowels, the crest with a crane holding a palm-branch in the beak, Upper motto "Curae Cedit Fatum" and lower motto "Suum Cuique". Collated and (apart from last blank leaf)complete; 2 mm of right lower corner of title page and lower margin of leaf B7 strengthened, several leaves with unobtrusive staining, otherwise a good copy with a nice provenance. For a full description and more images please visit: www.zaalbooks.nl .
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