With Sixteen Handsome Copperplates Kluit, Adriaan [1735-1807]. Dousa, Matthaeus, Editor. Historia Critica Comitatus Hollandiae et Zeelandiae ab Antiquissimis Inde Deducta Temporibus. Middelburgh: Apud Petrum Gillissen et Isaac de Winter [imprint varies], 1777-1782. Four parts in two volumes. xxxiv, 217, 500; [iv], 520; vi, [iv], 521-1098 pp. All plates and tables present. Volume I, Pt. 1 has 8 tables, 4 folding; Volume II has 16 folding copperplates, 3 in Pt. 2. One of these is a map of the Netherlands. Quarto (10" x 8"). Recent buckram, gilt titles to spines, endpapers renewed. Light shelfwear and soiling, light toning to text, minor edgewear to some tables and plates. Bound-in presentation leaves in contemporary hand at head of each volume, later annotations in pencil in a few places. Ex-library. Library name and shelf numbers to spines, stamps to title pages, annotations to versos. A scarce title, rarely found on the market with all of its plates and tables. $750. * Only edition. A remarkable feat of philology, this is a comprehensive annotated collection of political and legal documents relating to the history of the Netherlands. Its compiler, Kluit, was a classical scholar and legal historian. Dousa, another classical scholar, provided annotations for most of the documents. OCLC locates 24 complete copies worldwide, none in North America. British Museum Catalogue (Compact Edition) 14:146.
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