Johan de Witt Brieven Letters 1725 Rare book gorgeous armorial leather binding
Johan de Witt Brieven Letters 1725 Rare book gorgeous armorial leather binding Johan de Witt Brieven Letters 1725 Rare book gorgeous armorial leather binding Johan de Witt Brieven Letters 1725 Rare book gorgeous armorial leather binding Johan de Witt Brieven Letters 1725 Rare book gorgeous armorial leather binding Johan de Witt Brieven Letters 1725 Rare book gorgeous armorial leather binding
$ 450.00


[Dutch Publications, Decorative Leather Bindings, Johan de Witt, 17th century political letters].

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Brieven, Geschreven ende gewisselt tusschen de Heer Johan de Witt. [sesde deel].
Published 1725, 'sGravenhage (The Hague), by Hendrick Scheurleer.
614 pages. Text in Dutch.

Splendid period [likely Dutch] full leather binding, raised bands, gilt decorated compartments, covers with elaborate and beautifully gilt designs, marbled end papers.

Odd volume, number six of a set, but the work is a compilation of letters so this volume contains all the letters he wrote from May 1659- Aug. 1667, so contents complete unto themselves.

Interior shows some moderate old fore-edge damp staining foxing. Front hinge cracked, but binding remains tight and sound. Book retains a handsome shelf appearance despite the darkened spine and slightly crackled gilt.

Beautiful age patina impossible to recreate. Any age flaws are easy to overlook or forgive.

Beautiful antiquarian object. A collection of letters from Johan de Witt, the leader of the Netherlands from 1653-1672, the height of the Dutch Golden Era. Excellent source in a truly beautiful period ornate European leather binding.

As an aside it should be mentioned de Witt was lynched by a crowd and was then eaten by them!

Book measures: 10" H X 8" W.

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