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About this Item: chez Jean Baptist Vrints, En Anvers, 1608. In-4 de (3)-121-(1) pp., veau vert granité, dos orné à nerfs, pièce de titre en maroquin rouge, large frise dorée d'encadrement sur les plats, tranches dorées (reliure du XIXe siècle). Titre-frontispice gravé, 1 planche dans le texte (armoiries et carte de Flandre), 1 planche allégorique hors texte par Charles de Navières et 41 portraits en pied numérotés gravés au burin par Jean Collaert et Jean Woutneel d'après Otho Vaeniussont, représentant 7 forestiers et 34 comtes de Flandres jusqu'à Philippe II. L'édition originale a paru en 1578, la deuxième en 1598. Bel exemplaire dans une fine reliure signée Larroux. Brunet III, 1495 ; Saffroy, 40985b ; Guigard, 3151. Seller Inventory # 3689

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Published by Anvers Jacques Mesens for Baptiste Vriendt (1598)

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About this Item: Anvers Jacques Mesens for Baptiste Vriendt, 1598. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. avec brieves descriptions de leurs vies et gestes, le tout recueilly des plus veritables, approvees et anciennes croniques et annales qui se trouvent, par Corneille Martin zelandois, et ornée de portraicts figures et habitz selon les facons et guises de leur temps, ainsi qu'elles ont este trouvées es plus anciens tableaux, par Pierre Balthasar. 1598. 3 EARLY WORKS BOUND TOGETHER, the first 2 in French, the 3rd in Latin. No.1. LES GENEALOGIES ET ANCIENNES DESCENTES DES FORESTIERS ET COMTES DE FLANDRE, SECOND EDITION (first was 1578), 4to, 295 x 195 mm, 11¾ x 7½ inches, engraved pictorial title page with architectural borders, 2 military figures and other allegorical figures, 1 full page of coats of arms facing Dedication, full page illustration facing page 1 with 2 coats of arms and map of Flanders, small coats of arms in the text, 40 full page engraved full length portraits in the text, numbered 1-7 and 1-33, 1 large engraving facing the colophon showing Death, tombs and angels with a poem by Charles de Navieres, pages: (6), 119, 3, bound in full red morocco, gilt panelled covers with triple fillets, small ornaments at the corners and one in the centre, raised bands, gilt panelling to spine, gilt motifs in compartments, gilt title listing the second work, all edges gilt. A couple of minor indentations to lower cover, narrow strip of dark staining to upper and lower edges of title page, some pages lightly browned, small light ink mark to 2 pages, no loss, very slight narrow strip of light ink staining to lower edge of 6 portraits, 2 fore-edges and 2 top edges slightly stained, affecting margin only. Binding tight and firm. A very good copy. The fine portraits depict mainly 1 figure, some show 2 or 3, all in elegant costumes and displaying their coats of arms. The first 7 are the Forestiers, (ancient governors of Flanders), followed by 33 Counts some with their wives and daughters, ending with King Philip II of Spain, 33rd Count of Flanders. Brunet Volume III, 1495. Bound with No. 2. LES VIES ET ALLIANCES DES COMTES DE HOLLANDE ET ZELANDE, SEIGNEURS DE FRISE by (MICHIEL VOSMEER), Anvers, printed by Christopher Plantin for Philippe Galle, 1586, SECOND FRENCH EDITION, title page with engraved portrait of unidentified seated lady, 36 engraved full length portraits in the text by Philippe Galle, pages: 75 including title page, plus 3 pages of chronology. 1 or 2 fingermarks, otherwise contents clean. A very good copy of a rare book. More splendid portraits, some of women, the men usually in armour, again the last portrait is of Philip II of Spain (misnumbered III). The portraits face brief biographical verses. First published at Anvers in Latin in 1578, first French edition was 1583. Brunet, Volume V, 1373. No.3. TIROLENSIUM PRINCIPUM COMITUM usq[ue] ad ann. MDIC. genuinae eicones singulorum insignia: quorundam emblemata, . cælaturam ac officinam Dominici Custodis. Cum epigrammatis et brevib. ad singulos Prr. Comm. Henningi. By Marcus HENNING, engravings by Dominic Custos, (Augsburg, Johannes Praetorius for Dominic Custos). Engraved title page with architectural border with large allegorical figure each side, large engraving on verso with horns of plenty, full page engraving facing 2nd page of Dedication with large coat of arms of Rudolph II and 5 cherubs, full page engraving in the prelims showing 2 coats of arms, 2 miners at work and a map of Tyrol, plus 28 ONLY OF 30 full page full length engraved portraits of Tyrolian rulers, 82 unnumbered pages, LACKING 2 LEAVES OF CHRONOLOGY AND COLOPHON AT THE END. Occasional narrow strip of pale staining to page edges, more noticeable on last 3 leaves, penultimate plate has 2 repairs, not affecting image, 1 to fore-edge margin strengthened with a paper strip and small closed tear to lower margin, neatly repaired on reverse, last 3 leaves faintly foxed. A good copy. Adams, Books Printed In Europe 1501-1600. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. Seller Inventory # 22875

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