HISTORIA RERUM BRITANNICARUM: ut et multarum Gallicarum, Belgicarum & Germanicarum, tam politicarum quam ecclesiasticarum, ab anno 1572 ad annum 1628
Joannis Ravesteyni 1st Complete edition, a few chapters had appeared earlier
Printed by Guilielmi van der Hoeve 1655 at Gouda (to colophon) TP woodcut of Elijah fed by the Ravens + foliated headpiece & a few foliated initials
Folio (in 4's) near Contemporary English sprinked calf with blind ruled & one decor roll on 5 raised bands with burgandy gilt label (tips sl.worn/head of spine bit worn but very neat original state) Red sprinkled edges TP (2p)+737pp + (1p)=blank) +(22p)=index. About a dozen corners torn away but never near to the text, else unmarked and clean. An interesting Scottish perspective on English history by a Edinburgh scholar who came to London after the Scottish King James VI became James I of England. Deals also with Irish affairs and affairs on the continent. With an Evelyn book label to pastedown this is a lovely crisp copy.
Price: GBP 450.00 or USD 580.00
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