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[COURT (Pieter de la)]. The True Interest and Political Maxims of the Publick of Holland and West-Friesland. In Three Parts. The First Treating of Liberty in General. Of Manufactures. Fisheries. Traffick Navigation...... Part 11. and 111. Of a Free Navigation, and clearing the Seas.... Of the natural Strength and Fortifications of Holland. And Of its Interest in all Respects as to the Government of a Single Person. Written by John de Witt, and other Great Men in Holland.1702

London, Printed in the Year First English Edition, engraved portrait frontispiece of De Witt, with the half-title on the recto, light damp-staining on lower margins of the first 8 leaves, with the 2 blank leaves at end, lvi, 492, [4] pp., contemporary panelled calf, spine gilt in compartments, slightly chipped at head and tail of spine, morocco label, a very good copy. This work is a translation of Court's "Aanwissing der heilsams politike Gronden en Maximen van de Republike van Holland", of 1699, which is in turn is an unauthorised revision and enlargement of his "Interest van Holland." of 1662. This translation wrongly attributes the work to Johan de Witt. The work had been circulated in manuscript and was published, without de la Court's permission, by de Witt "without doubt one of the greatest, if not the greatest statesman of his age"- Palgrave. Einaudi, 1370; Goldsmith, 3864; Kress, 2344

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