Bidloo, Govert.  Komste van Zyne Jamesteit Willem III.
Lot 5003
[BIDLOO, GOVARD. 1649-1713.] Komste van zyne Majesteit Willem III, Konig van Groot Britanje, enz. in Holland. The Hague: Arnoud Leers, 1691.
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[BIDLOO, GOVARD. 1649-1713.]
Komste van zyne Majesteit Willem III, Konig van Groot Britanje, enz. in Holland. The Hague: Arnoud Leers, 1691.
Folio (370 x 246 mm). [10], 127, [1] pp. Frontispiece, portrait of William III, 14 engraved plates (of which 11 are double-page) by Romeyn de Hooghe. Half morocco by Roger de Coverly. Very occasional faint spots, binding rubbed.
Provenance: anonymous bookplate of Earl Cowper pasted in.

FIRST EDITION. A record of the lavish celebrations held to mark William III's triumphant return to Holland in the spring of 1691, after establishing himself on the English throne. The plates, by Romeyn de Hooghe, depict the spectacular triumphal arches and other decorations along the processional route, all of which were designed by de Hooghe himself.
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