Early History of the Netherlands

    Jean Francois le Petit. La Grande Chronique Ancienne et Moderne de Hollande, Zelande, Westfrise, Utrecht, Frise, Overyssel & Groeningen, jusques à la fin de l'An 1600. Receüillies tant des histoires desdites Provinces, que de divers autres Auteurs. Dordrecht: Jacob Canine and Guillaume Guillemot, 1601.

    First edition. Two folio volumes. 650, 240; 779 pages.

    Contemporary full vellum with flaps and hand-lettered spines. Minor darkening and soiling with light rubbing to extremities and a split in rear flap of Volume I. Pages are mildly and evenly toned with occasional scattered foxing. Bookplates in both volumes. A very good set.

    Chronicle and genealogy of the counts of Holland and their families, by French historian and poet François Le Petit (Béthune 1546-1614 or 1615).

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