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    Jacob de Meyere [Meyerus, Meyer]. Commentarii Sive Annales rerum Flandricarum Libri septendecim... Antwerp: Joannes Grapheus for Joannes Steelsius, 1561. Krown & Spellman retail: $1200. First Complete Edition. Folio. a8, b10, A-2Z8, 3A6. [36], 374p. Woodcut title page with large printer's mark. 18th century 1/2 calf over paper-covered boards; spine banded, gilt rules, title gilt on leather label, all edges red, spine ends and corners bumped, front joint restored; old descriptions on front paste-down; early owner's name on title page; a8 & b1 trimmed at outer edge; h8 hole (some minor loss); some old ink notes; dampstains; a very good copy. From the Krown & Spellman Collection.

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    Jacob de Meyer of Vleteren, near Bailleul (1491/2-1552) who studied in Paris and was a schoolmaster at Bruges and pastor at Blankenbergh. "He published a number of volumes on Flemish history based on earlier histories and extensive investigation of archives. His chief work os Rerum Flandricarum Annales, which was brought down to 1477 and published after his death. It is a careful critical digest of what his predecessors had collected. The annalist form makes the composition somewhat arid, which is occasionally relived by a vigorously expressed anti-French sentiment."[Petrus Blok, History of the People of the Netherlands, 390ff.]

    The entry for 1440 on 2P1r discusses the speed of printing following its invention by Johann Gutenberg.         STCV 7036489. Cockx-Indestege 2118. Haitsma Mulier/Van der Lem 337b. Adams M-1390. Machiels M-468. STC Dutch (BL London) p. 134. Brunet III, 381. Graesse IV,512. Nijhoff-Kroneberg 1518.

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