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Title: Corte Verclaringhe ghedaen by Borgemeesteren, Schepenen ende Raedt der Stadtvan Antwerpen, nopende den aenslach teghen de selve stadt aengericht den XVII. deser maent Januarij. M.D.LXXXIII. stylo nouo. Midtsgaders de brieven van Credentie ende Instructie by sijne Hoochheyt gesonden aende voorsz. stadt / ende sekere Missive aen mijnen Heere vanden Tempel.
Description: Antwerpen, Ghedruckt t'Antwerpen inde Druckerye van Christoffel Plantijn, 1583. 4to. With woodcut printer's mark / coat of arms of Antwerp [Voet 142] on the printed title. 18th /early 19th c. hlf vell. over blue marbled paper brds. [A4, B4, C3(C4 blank not present)]. (I (title), I (blank), III-XXII 22 pp.). Voet, Plantin Press, vol. V, items 1937 [woodcut 141], 1938 [woodcut 142], our copy 1938, see vol. VI, printer's marks: 'Francis Duke of Anjou and Alenšon, brother of King Henry III of France, played the card of the rebellion in order to become himself sovereign of the Netherlands. Frustrated in his expectations, he tried to turn the tide by ordering his army to take pawns, the most important being the city of Antwerp. ... The 'French Fury' of 17 January 1583 ended in disaster for the French. In this pamphlet the Magistrate of Antwerp gives the official version of the attack on the city. Contains: pp. (3-14): Text of the official declaration ... [15]: Note of the Magistrate on the documents printed in appendix; [16-21]: Three letters in French (In Ro[man]), with Dutch translation (in Go[thic]), namely the letter to the magistrate introducing two delegates of the Duke (17 January 1583), instruction to the city from the Duke (17 January 1583), letter of the Duke to lord de Temple, Governor of Brussels (20 January 1583)...': Van der Wulp, 555: Knuttel, 636. Tiele, 264. Meulmann, 555. Ruelens & De Backer, Annal. Plantin p. 260 nr. 30. Good copy of a very rare pamphlet. Belgica typogr. I, 1735.

Keywords: Military krijgskunde pamphlets siege military books history Pamphlets plantiniana war sieges belegering

Price: EUR 600.00 = appr. US$ 652.11 Seller: Antiquariaat B.M.Israel B.V.
- Book number: 2402