Meteren,Emanuel van (1535-1612) with 2nd Work edited by Gaspar Ens
HISTORIA BELGICA Nostri Potissimum Temporis Belgii sub Quatuor Burgundis & totidem Austriacis Principibus coniunctionem et gubernationem breviter. Turbas autem, Bella et Mutationes tempore Regis Philippi .. ad annum usque 1598 plenius complectens conscripta .. A.E. Meterano Belga [bound with] BELLI CIVILIS IN BELGIO .. HISTORIA .. Concinnatum a Gaspare Ens L.
Antwerp] but no place given
1598], 1610 but no date given for 1st Work
Engraved title with shipping & battle scenes + folding Map of the Low Countries by by Frans Hogenberg + 22 copperplate portraits many folding + fine engraved title to 2nd Work.
2 WORKS IN ONE VOLUME folio near contemporary calf blindstamped monogram crowned HL, spine overall gilt on raised bands (spine repaired at top compartment and lower hinge, corners & hinges worn but sound) pp +623pp +p blank (collates as V & A Libraries copy which catalogue attributes to 1598 from STC Dutch 1470-1600 and Antwerp place of publication: many pagination errors but collated A-Hhh in 6's except Fff in 4 with correct catchword. The first 3 pages of portraits have 2 busts each thereafter all are single full page portraits often with fore-edge folded back. All have text on the other side of the leaf. Second Work (BELLI CIVILIS IN BELGIO per quadraginta fere continuos annos gesti Historia ed. by Gaspar Ens) also without imprint but dated 1610, Titlepage +pp to reader +502pp. double column text with side notes. Fine armorial bookplate Henry Edward Bunbury and another bookplate on pastedown, a few bibliographic annotations in pencil, one page has a torn piece 3x1.3" lost from the margin just affecting side-notes not text, else whole contents of the 2 Works in VG condition. *First edition of the 1st Work in Latin (preceeded by unauthorised German edition and followed by the author's own edition in Dutch).
Price: GBP 750.00 or USD 1050.00
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