OPMEER, Petrus

Martelaars-Boek, Ofte Historie der Hollandse Martelaren, welke om de Christen Catholijke Gods-Dienst, Soo ten tijden van de woeste Heidenen, als der Hervormde Nieugesinden seer wreed sijn omgebragt. & Naader bewijs en bygevoedge anmerkingen, wegens eeinge kort gemelde saaken, in het Hollands Katholijk martelaars-boek, met de levens det Hollands Heyligen, en Christen Oudheden.

Published: Antwerpen: Petrus Pratanus

Date: 1700

Three works in one volume. These are comprised of the two volumes of the Martelaars-Boek, and then a continuation, printed the following year by Pieter vander Meersche (also in Antwerp). Three title pages & two engraved additional title pages. Recent (1950’s?) quarter calf with gilt titles to the spine. brown card boards. New end papers, followed by original end papers. 2 engraved titles, portrait of Opmeer, and 31 full page engravings of martyrs and grisly ends they succumbed to! A Roman Catholic response to the Protestant Martyrologies. First edition thus (1st Dutch edition - previously Latin). Printed largely in black letter, with some (largely registers) in a lighter Roman Type style.

Bibliography
[xxx], 1-372, [xii], 1-362, 1-94. pp + plates.

Condition
The recent binding is clean and tidy. Not fabulous, but very functional. No significant marking. The pages of the works are slightly darkened, but sound and tidy. Small library mark (cancelled and illegible) to the title of volume 1. Light staining / water marks to some pages. There are a few marginalia in ink. A few chips to page edges, consistent with age but not affecting text.

Binding
Half-Leather

£400

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