12mo, 13cm, ,108p., engraved portrait frontispiece (signed S. Thaysses) with a horseback armour clad Cromwell figure in a decorative engraved frame edged with rondels with Latin quotations from classical authors, astrolabe title device, decorative initials. Contemporary vellum, ms spine title. Ferdinand de Galardi, a Spanish cavalry captain and secretary to the Duke Veraguas, apparently undertook diplomatic missions to England on behalf of France and it was these that led to two works, Sejour de Londres, ou Solitude de Cour (1671) and the present, La Tyrannie Heureuse Ou Cromwel Politique (1671). It was a popular work, published under a fictitious imprint in Brussels, where Galardi makes a hostile view of Cromwell’s reign, whilst admiring his political and leadership skills. A comparable work is Gregorio Leti’s Historia e Memorie Recondite Sopra Alla Vita Di Oliviero Cromvele...(1692). A very good copy (light toning to page edges). [Ref: 1636]
Author Galardi, Ferdinand de.
Publisher A Leyde i.e. [Brussels]: Chez Jean Pauvvels i.e.[Fr. Foppens],