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3 Volumes in blue cloth with gilt top page edges and title on spines. Frontis of William of Orange in volume 1 with tissue guard. Covers are rubbed and have bumped corners and light edge wear.Some white stains on covers and cloth deterioration. Two of the volumes have cracked hinges. Pages yellowing but overall clean and binding is tight.The rise of the Dutch Republic must ever be regarded as one of the leading events of modern times. Without the birth of this great commonwealth, the various historical phenomena of; the sixteenth and following centuries must have either not existed, or have presented themselves under essential modifications Itself an organized protest against ecclesiastical tyranny and universal empire, the Republic guarded with sagacity, at many critical periods in the world's history, that balance of power which, among civilized states, ought always to be identical with the scales of divine justice. The splendid empire of Charles the Fifth was erected upon the grave of liberty. It is a consolation to those who have hope in humanity to watch, under the reign of his successor, the gradual but triumphant resurrection of the spirit over which the sepulchre had so long been sealed. From the handbreadth of territory called the province of Holland rises a power which wages eighty years warfare with the most potent empire upon earth, and which, during the progress of the struggle, becoming itself a mighty state, and binding about its own slender form a zone of the richest possessions of earth, from pole to tropic, finally dictates its decrees to the empire of Charles.
Title: The Rise of the Dutch Republic, a History
Publisher: Harper And Brothers.: 1906-01-01
Book Condition: Collectible: Very Good
Item: 5.00 Item
Seller ID: 4-5-1800