The History of the United Provinces of the Netherlands, from the Death of Philipp II. King of Spain, to the Truce made with Albert and Isabella.

  • Lothian, William
  • London: Printed for J. Dodsley 1780
  • ESTC T120355.


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FIRST EDITION, 4to, pp. x, 429, [1]. Contemporary sprinkled calf, spine divided by raised bands between gilt rules, red morocco label. Lightly foxed and soiled throughout. Boards marked, extremities rubbed, front joint cracked and neatly reinforced with glue, a little wear to spine ends. Early library ownership inscription to title-page.


The first edition of this history of the Netherlands, the major work of the Edinburgh minister and historian William Lothian (1740-1783). Lothian thought of his work as a continuation of Watson's History of Philip the Second, and praises the Dutch spirit against Spanish 'tyranny'. It is now a scarce text, with ESTC locating just ten copies in the UK and a similar number outside.

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