Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller
De Republyk der Hebreen, of Gemeenebest der Joden. Petrus Cunaeus.
De Republyk der Hebreen, of Gemeenebest der Joden
De Republyk der Hebreen, of Gemeenebest der Joden
De Republyk der Hebreen, of Gemeenebest der Joden
De Republyk der Hebreen, of Gemeenebest der Joden

De Republyk der Hebreen, of Gemeenebest der Joden

Amsterdam: Daniel vanden Dalen, 1700. First Dutch edition. Hardcover. 12mo. [32], 556, [20]pp. Original full vellum with handwritten title in ink on spine. Red speckled edges. Additional engraved title page. Vignette on title page. Decorative initials and tailpiece. Petrus Cunaeus (1586-1638) was the pen name of the Dutch Christian scholar Peter van der Kun. His masterpiece "De Republyk Der Hebreen" is considered "the most powerful statement of republican theory in the early years of the Dutch Republic." (Tuck, Richard, Philosophy and government, 1572-1651, Cambridge, 1993, p. 169). De Republica Hebraeorum (also known as Respublica Hebraeorum and The Hebrew Republic) describes the ancient Hebrew kingdom as a model of republican government. The work was highly acclaimed and published in at least seven editions between 1617 and 1700. This copy is magnificently illustrated with 16 fine engravings (including 8 folding). Vellum age-toned. Previous owner's stamp on inside of front cover. Upper fore-edge of free front endpaper torn. Previous owner's inscription on free front endpaper. Upper corner of some pages creased. Minor browning and foxing throughout. Folding engraving of the Molech service detached and torn, but present. Map of Canaan is torn. Text in Dutch. Binding in overall good, interior in fair to good condition. g. Item #30593

Price: $350.00

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