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Defense of the burghers and city of Amsterdam against supposed treason

[FAGEL, Caspar?].
Trouwhartige aanspraak, aan alle borgers en ingeseetenen der stadt Amsterdam.
[No place, no publisher], 1684. 4to. With a woodcut title vignette. Modern brown wrappers. 12 pp.
€ 350
Fiery defense of the burghers of Amsterdam and the policy of the Amsterdam burgomasters and City Council, and of the unity of the Dutch Union of 1597 against various pamphlets - a.o. a pamphlet by an anonymous Philateles (lover of the truth) - perhaps written by Caspar Fagel (1634-1688), the Grand Pensionary of the Dutch Republic, known for the firmness with which he repelled the attempts of Louis XIV of France against his country and for his zeal in supporting the claims of the Stadtholder William III to the English throne.
Philateles (Fagel) had supposed cooperation of the Amsterdam Magistrate with the French Ambassador Jean-Antoine de Mesmes, Comte dAvaux (1640-1709) regarding the peace negotiations with France and Spain, ultimately leading to the Peace of Ratisbonne (Regensburg) in August 1684.
Some small spots, some edges a little browned, but overall in good condition. Knuttel, 12159 (UI[J?]T; STCN 863830412; cf. Knuttel 12160; Tiele, 8069.
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