1677 Rare French Book - Famous Dutch admiral - La Vie et les Actions du Sr. Michel de Ruyter
Author : Brandt (Geeraert).
Title : La Vie et les Actions Memorables du Sr. Michel de Ruyter, Duc, Chevalier & Lt. Amiral General des Provinces Unies. (Two volumes in One).
Language : Text in French
Publisher : Amsterdam: Chez Henry & Theodore Boom, 1677. First Edition.
Size : 5.5 " X 3 "
Pages : 480-256
Binding : Attractive and very good full vellum binding (hinges fine, overall slightly scuffed and worn) under a protective mylar cover .
Content : Very good content (bright, tight and clean. rare staining and foxing).
Illustrations : Very nice engraved title page and full page portrait plate.
Estimate : (USD 300 - USD 500)
The book : Rare 17th century early biography of the famous Dutch admiral Michiel de Ruyter - Michiel Adriaenszoon de Ruyter (24 March 1607 – 29 April 1676) -- a Famous Dutch admiral. He was one of the most skilled admirals in history, most famous for his role in the Anglo-Dutch Wars of the 17th century. He fought the English and French and scored several major victories against them, the best known probably being the Raid on the Medway. The pious De Ruyter was very much loved by his sailors and soldiers; from them his most significant nickname derived: Bestevaêr (older Dutch for 'grandfather'.). The book also contains an account of the admiral’s expedition to the West Indies.
The author : Gerard Brandt (25 July 1626, Amsterdam – 12 October 1685, Amsterdam) was a Dutch preacher, playwright, poet, church historian, biographer and naval historian. A well-known writer in his own time, his works include a Life of Michiel de Ruyter (1687, Het Leven en bedryf van den Heere Michiel de Ruiter - an important source on the admiral's life) and a Historie der vermaerde zee- en koopstadt Enkhuisen (1666, Geschiedenis van Enkhuizen - still an important source for that city's early history).
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