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    Views of the Dutch Revolt, or Eighty Years' War-
    One Dutch, by Joannes Meursius, and One Spanish,
    by Martin Antonio Del Rio

    Joannes Meursius. Rerum Belgicarum Libri Quatuor. In Quibus Ferdinandi Albani Sexennium, belli Belgici principium. Additur Quintus, seorsim anteà excusus, in quo Induciarum Historia; & eiusdem belli finis. Leiden: Apud Ludovicum Elzevirium (Louis Elzevier), 1614. [Bound with:] [Martin Antonio Del Rio]. Rolandi Mirtei Onatini Commentarius Rerum in Belgio gestarum à Petro Henriquez de Azevedo Comite de Fuentes, &. Ad Jonnem Fernandium Velasquium, magnum Castella Comestabilem, &c. Madrid: Ex Typographia Regia, 1610. First edition of the Meursius; first edition in Latin of the Del Rio (first published in Spanish in 1601). Two works in one small quarto volume (approximately 8.25 x 6.25 inches; 208 x 160 mm.). [8], 319, [1, blank] (pages 212, 213, 216, and 217 misnumbered 202, 203, 206, and 207); [10], [2, blank], 67, [1, blank] pages. Signatures: )(4 A-Z4 Aa-Rr4; [paragraph mark]4 2[paragraph mark]2 A-G4. First work with title-page printed in red and black with woodcut device; decorative woodcut initials. Second work with typographic ornament on title; decorative woodcut tail-pieces and initial; historiated woodcut initial; printer's imprint at foot of page 67: "Matriti, Apud Joannem Flandrum, Anno M. DC. X." In the Del Rio, the Approbation by Spanish Jesuit Diego Daça, or Daza (1579-1623), once covered by paper in this copy, has been exposed revealing the text.
    Contemporary vellum over boards with fore-edge extensions. Smooth spine lettered in ink. Edges stained dark green. Binding rubbed at extremities; vellum darkened and soiled. Short closed tear in the text on Q4 (pages 127/128) in the Meursius. A very good copy. With the book label of the Bibliotheca Reuvensiana on front pastedown.
    Palau 167204; Simoni M107; Willems 92.


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