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    Sieur de La Haye. The Policy And Governmen Of The Venetians, Both in Civil and Military Afairs. London: for John Starkey, 1671. Krown & Spellman: $750. First English Edition. 12mo. A3 [Lacks A1 blank collates as Hazlitt's], B-I12, K2. [6],196,[2]p. Dark blue fine 19th c. morocco gilt, spine banded, gilt, minor rubbing, by Riviere; marbled endpapers,a.e.g., probably washed, minor repairs, large margins. Translation of a French work which first appeared in 1668. From the Krown & Spellman Collection.

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    De La Haye is identified as an officer in the service of Venice. His work which went through several editions begins with a brief history of Venice, its govenment and citizens (including a laudatory chapter on her women), and then gives a detailed account of the military establishment, ranks and rules. Included is much material and their dealings with the Turks. Wing L180A. ESTC r230570. T.C. I,65. Hazlitt IV,30. OCLC: 12631987. [Other eds:] Cicogna 1090. Lenglet du Fresnoy III,300.



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    December, 2014
    31st Wednesday
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