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Item #74471 Articles of Peace, Union and Confederation, Concluded and Agreed. Treaties, First Anglo-Dutch War.

Articles of Peace, Union and Confederation, Concluded and Agreed...

An Early Example of International Arbitration [Treaties]. [First Anglo-Dutch War, 1652-1654]. Articles of Peace, Union and Confederation, Concluded and Agreed Between his Highness Oliver Lord Protector of the Common-Wealth of England, Scotland & Ireland, And the Dominions Thereto Belonging. And the Lords the States General of the United Provinces of the Netherlands. In a Treaty at Westminster Bearing date the fift of April Old Style, In the Year of Our Lord God 1654. Printed and Published by his Highness Special Command. London: Printed by William du-Gard and Henry Hills, printers to His Highness the Lord Protector, 1654. [ii], 291-312 pp. Complete. Folio (10-1/4" x 6-3/4"). Disbound stab-stitched pamphlet, spine reinforced at an early date. Moderate toning, light soiling to exterior, light rubbing to extremities with some edgewear to the first few and final leaves, minor dampstains and foxing to a few leaves, folio numbers (211 to 222) added in early hand to upper outside corners. $750. * Only edition. This treaty, which concluded the first Anglo-Dutch War, is notable because it was one of the first to implement international arbitration as a method of conflict resolution. A secret clause in this treaty that obliged the States of Holland to enact the Act of Seclusion, which excluded William III, Prince of Orange, from the office of Stadtholder, played an important role in Dutch domestic politics during the first Stadtholderless Period, an era that marked the high point of the Dutch Republic's golden age. English Short-Title Catalogue R21538.

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