1673 1st ed Mercure Holland Louis XIV Propaganda Prince of Orange Dutch WARS

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Beginning in 1673, Henry and Theodore Boom began publishing a French translation of the ‘Hollandsche Mercurius’, a collection articles, letters, and essays on French and Dutch history. By publishing this work in French, the Boom’s were attempting to withstand Louis XIV’s propaganda. (Harms). It features engraved portraits of important French figures including the king, along with a folding engraving of a street riot, as well as the political actions of Prince William of Orange. Other important topics include French perspectives on the Franco-Dutch War.

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1673 1st ed Mercure Holland Louis XIV Propaganda Prince of Orange Dutch WARS

 

Beginning in 1673, Henry and Theodore Boom began publishing a French translation of the ‘Hollandsche Mercurius’, a collection articles, letters, and essays on French and Dutch history. By publishing this work in French, the Boom’s were attempting to withstand Louis XIV’s propaganda. (Harms). It features engraved portraits of important French figures including the king, along with a folding engraving of a street riot, as well as the political actions of Prince William of Orange. Other important topics include French perspectives on the Franco-Dutch War.

 

Item number: #3353

Price: $499

 

Mercure Hollandois

 

Le Mercure hollandois, contenant les choses les plus remarquables de toute la Terre, arrivées en l’an 1672 jusqu’a à l’an 1673 : Et sur tout dans les guerres de France, Angleterre, & Hollande

 

Amsterdam : Henry et Theodore Boom, 1673. First edition.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages
    • [12], 622, [14]
    • Signatures: *⁶, A-2C¹², 2D⁶.
    • Illustrated with 7 engravings
  • References: Harms, Not Dead Things
  • Language: French
  • Binding: Vellum; tight & secure
  • Size: ~5.25in X 3in (13cm x 8cm)

 

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3353

Category

European History

Authors

Mercure Hollandois

Printing Date

17th Century

Language

French

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete