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The Rise of the Dutch Republic, A History Complete in two volumes, Motley, John Lothrop

Author Name    Motley, John Lothrop

Book Title   The Rise of the Dutch Republic, A History Complete in two volumes

Binding (hardback, paperback, etc.)   Hardcover

Book Condition   Very Good with no dust jacket

Edition   First Edition (?); First Impression

Publisher's Name   New York A. L. Burt 1856

Seller ID or SKU   56611

Original 1856 printing and not a reprint. Two volume set. Beautiful tan 1/4 leather with marbled insets and endpapers. Gilt lettering. Contents clean and tight. A wonderful illustrated set. Very Handsome. Possibly no publication date in item however history shows author published this title in 1856 and craftsmanship would indicate an early period printing. The Dutch Republic was a republic that existed from the formal creation of a confederacy in 1581 by several Dutch provinces (which earlier seceded from the Spanish rule) until the Batavian Revolution in 1795. It was the predecessor state of the modern Netherlands and the first nation state of the Dutch people. John L. Motley was born on April 15, 1814 in Dorchester, Massachusetts. His grandfather, Thomas Motley, a jail-keeper (a public position) and innkeeper in Portland, Maine, had been a Freemason and radical sympathizer with the French Revolution. (An article in The Eastern Herald, the only newspaper then published in Maine, announced that "Citizen Motley" would host a celebration on Washington's Birthday 1793 "rejoicing at the emancipation of our sister republic, France." A collectors grade set.; Vol. 1 & 2; Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall

Price = 67.97 USD


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