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The history, economy and politics of Oudewater

[KINSCHOT, Gaspar Rudolph van].
Beschryving der stad Oudewater; waarin aangetoont word der zelver herkomst uit het Uitrechtsche Bisdom, overgang tot de Graaflykheid van Holland en haare gemaakte onafscheidbaarheid van de zelve, ...
-Handvesten, privilegien, octroyen, placaaten en ordonnantien; mitsgaders keuren, giften, resolutien, en andere voorname stukken, de stad Oudewater betreffende.
-Oude en nieuwe keuren der stad Oudewater.
-Ordonnantie en instructie, voor schepenen commissarissen der stede Oudewater, ...
Delft, Reinier Boitet, 1747. 4to. With title in red and black with engraved vignette with the arms of Oudewater supported by lions, in a decorative cartouche with vines, full-page engraved dedication to the 4 burgomasters and governors of Delft, including the author's father (with their arms and the crowned arms of Oudewater, Delft and Alkmaar), 2 engraved maps and 5 views of Oudewater (all folding), 2 engraved numismatic illustrations in text. Contemporary vellum. XVI, "600" [= 604], 14, [1], [1 blank] pp.
€ 750
First and only edition of a detailed account of the topography and history of Oudewater, including transcripts of ordinances, charters and privileges, compiled and drawn up by the city's bailiff Gaspar Rudolph van Kinschot (1704-1748). With 2 plans of the city, in 1632 and 1746. The views show the "Nieuwe Poort", the castle in 1555, the town hall, the church and a single view showing both the ammunition depot and the orphanage. The inclusion of the arms of Alkmaar with Oudewater and Delft on the dedication engraving seems odd, but the book states (p. 67) that the three cities made an agreement, said to date from 1421, to extend rights to each other's citizens and that for this reason the three coats of arms appear together on many public buildings.
With the bookplate of the Connecticut state senator (Charles) McKew Parr (ca. 1884?-post 1961) and his wife Ruth Parr. An occasional leaf with browned patches or marginal water stains, but otherwise in very good condition. Bodel Nijenhuis 1343; Nijhoff & V. Hattum 159.
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