LARREY, Isaac de (1639 - 1719)

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LARREY, Isaac de (1639 - 1719)
History of England, Scotland and Ireland, with an abridgment of the most remarkable events in the other states. Rotterdam : Reinier Leers, 1697 - 1698-17047 - 1713. 4 volumes large in-4, frontispiece, (18)-928-(36) pages; (10)-779-(35) pages; (24)-938-(62) pages + 48-(4) pages ("Dissertation on the origin of Parliaments..."); frontispiece, (6)-XI-(2)-885-(47) pages; and 62 plates in total (of 67). Contemporary brown calf, spine ribbed and decorated in the grotesque style, tan morocco title and gutter, decorated edges and borders. First edition, illustrated with 2 frontispieces engraved by Vermeulen and Van der Gouwen after Adrian van der Werff and Picart, and 62 beautiful intaglio portraits after Adrian van der Werff. Isaac de Larrey, sieur de Grandchamp et de Courménil (1639 - 1719), was a protestant historian. In order to exercise his religious beliefs freely, he went into exile in Holland after the revocation of the Edict of Nantes. His historical works earned him the title of historiographer of the States General. Shortly afterwards, the Elector of Brandenburg, by offering him the title of alderman in Larrey, lured him to Berlin, where he died. PROVENANCE Jean Marie Vernisy, lawyer at the parliament of Burgundy (1744), secretary archivist and collector of the university of Dijon (1765 - 1789) (armorial bookplate). (Missing 5 portraits)
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