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    Nicolas Chevalier. Histoire De Guillaume III....Contenant ses Actions les plus memorables, dupuis sa Naissance jysques a son Elevation sur le Trone,.... Amsterdam: 1692.

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    Nicolas Chevalier. Histoire De Guillaume III....Contenant ses Actions les plus memorables, dupuis sa Naissance jysques a son Elevation sur le Trone, & ce qui s'est passe depuis jusques a l'entiere Reduction du Royaume d'Irelande. Par Medailles, Inscriptions, Arcs de Triomphe, & autres monuments Publics. Amsterdam: [Nicolas Chevalier?], 1692.

    First edition. Folio. *2, A-2F4. [4]. 232 pages. Extra-engraved title page and twelve full-page plates by Romeyn De Hooghe after the plates in Bidloo and Tronchin de Brueil, engraved headpiece vignette, title page vignette, large historiated initial, second engraved title page and one hundred-twenty text cuts of medals by Adriaen Schoonebeek. Contemporary calf, gilt spine, banded, title on red morocco label. Large armorial bookplate of C. Millon de Montherlant dated 1883 on front pastedown. Boards rubbed and scuffed, some leather loss, signs of biopredation, corners worn, front board splitting at edge, head-cap worn, joints cracking; hinges cracked, holograph pencil annotations on endpapers, small holes and trails in margins from biopredation, smudges and soiling, light foxing and browning to some pages, else in very good condition. From the Krown & Spellman Collection.

    "A large proportion of Dutch print-making at the end of the 17th century focused on William III. An almost categorical personality cult surrounded the stadtholder-king...Among the print-makers, Romeyn de Hooghe (1645-1708) was the most effective propagandist of Orangist views... Schoonebeek (ca. 1658-1714) is often mentioned because of his appearance as witness for the prosecution in a court case against de Hooghe that formed the climax of a slanderous exchange of pamphlets between Orangists and members of the Amsterdam faction in 1690...These animosities did not preclude re-employment of both etchers in executing plates for Nicolas Chevalier's 1692 volume on medals..." Christiaan Schuckman "Dutch Prints and Printmaking" in The Age Of William III & Mary II...Maccubbin & Hamilton-Phillips, 1989.

    Landwehr, de Hooghe, 81. Splendid Ceremonies 148. OCLC: 1507338. Lipsius 79.Brunet I, 1838. Besterman, Old Art Books, 24. Cox II, 151. Arents 916A. Bell C84. Field 251. Gagnon II, 325. Haag III, 441. STCN 169202. Dekesel 17th C111.



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