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Bentivoglio, Guido

Reports [...] published by Erycio Puteano in Antwerp, 1630


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Cologne, s.e., 1630. In 4th. 2 parts in 1 vol. Nice intaglio frontispiece with vignette depicting the city of Antwerp, some stains, brownings and blooms, the last paper probably missing, a gap in the white margin of p. 15, coeval parchment binding, stains and slight defects. Ownership note on the guard sheet.

§ In the lot also only the first volume (of 3), Of the War of Flanders, printed in Cologne in 1632.

Specialist Notes

I work: important report of political, diplomatic and military events in Flanders in the early decades of the seventeenth century written by the famous religious and historian Guido & nbsp; Bentivoglio & nbsp; (Ferrara, 1579-Rome, 1644). The first edition is from 1629. Brunet, I, 778; Graesse, I, p. 337; Relatives, p. 75; Merola, Diz. Biogr. d. Italians, VIII, 637: "The fortune of the work was enormous, founded on the diplomatic sources that the & nbsp; Bentivoglio & nbsp; had collected copiously , seasoned with moral maxims and supported by robust eloquence, aimed at revealing the intrigues that behind the religious, political passions and economic disputes had finally determined the course of events. "

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