Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Oorsprong en voortgang der Neder-Landtscher beroerten ende ellendicheden (Origin and Progress of the Netherlandish Troubles and Miseries) [bound with:] Historisch-verhael inhoudende sekere notable explooten van oorloge in de Nederlanden (Historical Account Containing Certain Notable Exploits of the War in the Netherlands)

Leiden and Breda: H. L. van Haestens [?] and Isaac Schilders, 1615. First editions. Hardcover. Sammelband of two works, quarto, published in 1615 and 1616. Contemporary vellum, yapp edges, manuscript lettering at spine. A few faint marginal stains; some worming in the upper blank margin of a few leaves, else fine.

I. J. Gysius, Oorsprong, Leiden: H. L. van Haestens?, 1616. Signed: [rev. parens]4 A-3D4 3E6 (2H1 signed 2G1; 2N3 signed 2M3; = 210 leaves); [8], 411, [1 blank]pp. Title in red and black, with double-ruled border and engraved title vignette; 17 text engravings (15 full-page oval portraits; a smaller medallion portrait; a statue of Alva), 2 engraved folding plates, graphically depicting public executions; roman and gothic letter. Lacks bottom corner D4 (no loss).

Rare first edition of this illustrated account of the Spanish campaigns in the Netherlands. Johannes Gysius (d. 1652) has compiled this history from many sources including Bor, van Meteren, Meursius’ Rerum Belgicarum, and Baudartius’ Morghenwecker, along with his own analyses. A second edition appeared in Delft in 1626. A finely-printed work, partly in Gothic type. Notably, the half-page medallion portrait pair (p. 260) depicts only Dierick van Batenburch on the right; while his martyred brother Gisbert’s medallion is left blank. Haitsma Mulier/v.d. Lem, 197a. De Wind (1835), 571-76. For substantial notes on the publication history see Bibl. Belgica G 63 (G64 ed. 1626; G65 ed. Latin 1619).

II. J. Baselius, Historisch-verhael, Breda: Schilders, 1615. Signed: [pi]1, A4, A-S4, T3 (= 80 leaves); [10], 149, [1, blank]pp. Engraved title; main text in gothic letter.

First and only edition of this companion work by Jacobus Baselius the Elder (1563-1604), a minister at Bergen op Zoom, who was born in Flanders. Posthumously published, the work was edited and continued by the author’s children. Dedication signed “De Kinderen Jacobi Baselii”. Haitsma Mulier/v.d. Lem 30b. De Wind, 374, noting one other work by Baselius. Not in Bibl. Belgica. OCLC locates only 6 copies, in the Netherlands and the UK. NNBW 3:67-68. Fine. Item #49135

Full titles: [1] Oorsprong en voortgang der Neder-Landtscher beroerten ende ellendicheden. Waerin vertoont worden, de voornaemste tyrannijen, moorderijen, ende andere onmenschelijcke wreetheden, die onder het ghebiedt van Philips de II coninck van Spaengien, door zijne stad-houders in ‘twerck ghestelt zijn, gheduyrende dese nederlantsche troublen ende oorlogen. Hier zijn mede bygeboecht, de voornaemste placcaten, brieven, ende remonstrantien van beyde zijden: mitsgaders de afbeeldingen der princen, die aen d’een zijde getyranniseert hebben, ende aen d’ander zijde tyranniger wijse omghebracht zijn. [2] Historisch-verhael inhoudende sekere notable explooten van oorloge in de Nederlanden. Sedert het oprechten van de companien der heere[n] gouverneurs en[de] ritmeesteren va[n] Paulus ende Marcelis Bax.

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