304. [Low Countries - Ostend]

[BRUSLÉ de MONTPLEINCHAMP, Jean-Chrysostome]

L'histoire de l'archiduc Albert, gouverneur général et puis prince souverain de la Belgique.

Cologne [= the Netherlands], heirs of C. Egmond, 1693

12mo; front. (n.c., margins of half title and corners of front. repaired, corners and marg. tear strengthened on title).

Mod. Bradel three-quarter vellum, marbled paper covers, flat spine. Outer margin untrimmed.

Very rare first edition of this anonymous biography of archduke Albert (1559-1621), written by the Namur-born Bruslé de Montpleinchamp (1641-1724 Brussels). Ill. with engr. front. portr. Contains a very detailed account of the Siege of Ostend (pp. 145-252).
Ref. Barbier II:679. - STCN. - Cp. de le Court 537 (1870 ed.).

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