Lot 139 of 253:
The first history of Switzerland, 2nd edition, 1577  

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De Republica Helvetiorum libri duo... Describvntvr vero in his libris no tantum communis totius Heluetiae politia...

Simler, Josias


Chris. Froschauer



[8], 207, [5] leaves, *8, A-Cc8, Dd4 (with the final leaf a blank).(8vo) 16x10 cm (6¼x4"), period speckled calf, rebacked with later gilt-ruled calf, raised spine bands, morocco lettering piece. 

The first history of Switzerland, which was translated into German and French and was for many decades the standard text on the subject. This is the enlarged second edition. Cromwell is said to have studied the work extensively as a political guidebook. Bookplates of Earl Fitzwilliam and Milton, Peterborough. 

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Some extremity wear to covers; near fine.

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