A Rare Complete Set of an Important Compilation of Dutch Sources, Some of them About the Americas Cau, Cornelis [1601-1683], Primary Compiler. Groot Placaet-Boeck, Vervattende de Placaten, Ordonnantien Ende Edicten Vande Doorluchtige, Hoogh Mog. Heeren Staten Generael der Vereenighde Nederlanden: Ende Vande Ed: Groot-Mog: Heeren Staten van Hollandt en West-Vrieslandt; Mitsgaders Vande Ed: Mog: Heeren Staten van Zeelandt. Waer by noch Ghevoeght Zijn Eenige Placaten Vande Voorgaende Graven ende Princen der Selver Landen, Voor soo Veel de Selve als noch in Gebruyck Zijn. The Hague: By de Weduwe, Ende Erfgenamen van Wylen Hillebrandt Iacobsz van Wouw [and Other Printers], 1658-1797. Main text in parallel columns. Each volume includes an engraved copperplate added pictorial title page and an alphabetical and chronological register. The final volume, a general index, has a title beginning Repertorium of Generaal Register Over de Negen Deelen van het Groot Placaatboek. 10 volumes. Complete set. Folio (15" x 9-1/4"). Contemporary paneled vellum, large central arabesques to boards, raised bands, blind fillets and early hand-lettered titles to spines, fore-edges of a few volumes have small slots for thong ties that were removed. Light soiling, corners and spine ends bumped, some worn, front joints of 5 volumes cracked or starting, moderate chipping to head of Volume IV, minor chipping to spine and foot of spine of Volume VII, front pastedown of Volume III loose with large chip to bottom edge, front free endpaper removed from Volume IX, which has a cracked front hinge. Light toning to interiors, somewhat heavier in places, light foxing in a few places, light soiling to title pages. A rare complete set. $15,000. * Only edition. A remarkable achievement, this is a compilation of every ordinance, treaty and other enactments of the Staten-Generaal and the states of Holland and Zealand from 1097 to 1795. It is a valuable source of legal, political, theological and sociological information. It also provides a great deal of information about Holland's colonies. It has, for example, a complete record of the public-law documents relating to the Dutch West India Company's activities in the Americas. Cau, who is credited as the primary editor, produced the first two volumes. Volume III was edited by Simon van Leeuwen [1625-1682], Volume IV.
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