48: Grimeston's History Of Netherlands 1609
Title: A generall historie of the Netherlands. With the genealogie and memorable acts of the Earls of Holland, Zeeland, and west-Friseland, from Thierry of Aquitaine the first Earle, successiuely vnto Philip the third King of Spaine: continued vnto this present yeare of our Lord 1608, out of the best authors that haue written of that subiect: by Ed. Grimeston
Author: Grimeston, Edward
Description: , 299, 310-646, , 647-1415 [i.e. 1413],  pp. With elaborate engraved pictorial title-page border; numerous metalcut portraits in the text. (folio) 31.5x21.5 cm. (12½x8½"), early calf. First Edition, second issue.Largely a translation of Jean François Le Petit's La Grande Chronique. In this edition Grimeston includes a translation of Le Petit’s preface from "La grande chronique" and mentions in the translator’s preface that the continuation of the history is derived from "Historia Belgica nostri potissimum temporis" by Emmanuel van Meteren. ESTC notes that "the engraved title-page border and many of the fifty-seven portraits are signed by Christoffel van Sichem and were originally published in Le Petit’s "La grande chronique". Old ink ownership markings to title-page (P. Tyrwhitt(?) and others). STC 12376.
Heading: Place Published: London
Publisher: Printed by A. Islip, and G. Eld
Date Published: 1609
Some rubbing to covers; front hinge cracking, lower corner of title-page torn off, a marginal stain; lacks the first and last leaves, both blanks; very good, contents quite clean.