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De origine, ac rebus gestis Regum Hispaniae liber...

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Published: Antwerp Jan Laet for Jan Steels, 1553

Stock Code: 87485

£3,750
OR On display in 43 Dover Street

Notes

Scarce first edition of a chronicle of the rulers of Spain from Tubal, son of Noah, to Holy Roman Emperor Charles V. From the library of the Fugger banking library of Augsburg, in a characteristic binding with later shelf mark on front free endpaper. New World discoveries are referred to on pages 182 and 196 (Columbus); the persecution of Jews in Catalonia during the reign of John I of Castile is described on page 183.

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Description

Octavo (159 x 100 mm). Contemporary blind-tooled pigskin over pasteboard with author and title written in humanistic hand on front cover, contrasting linen ties. Housed in a burgundy cloth flat back box with chemise.

Illustrations

Woodcut portrait of the author on title, full-page arms of Philip II of Spain on verso. Modern collector's paper book label.

Condition

Lightly rubbed, contents clean, a very good copy in an attractive Fugger binding.

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