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lot 135

1681. BOOK: (HISTORY). SAAVEDRA FAXARDO, DIEGO OF: WORKS ... contains IDEA OF A CHRISTIAN POLITICAL PRINCIPLE... Antwerp: John Baptist Verdussen, 1681 3 vol. on minor paper. I: Engraved frontispiece + 6 h. + 398 p. + 2 h. LITERARY REPUBLIC Id., 1678. 9 h. + 34 p. +2 h. II: GOTHIC CROWN.. PART ONE. Id., 1681. 3 h. + 251 p. + 9 h. + 7 portraits engraved by Bouttats [Next:] GOTHIC CROWN... PART TWO Id., 1678. 2 h. + 154 p. + 11 h. + 9 engraved plates. III: NUÑEZ DE CASTRO, ALONSO: CORONA GOTHICA, CASTELLANA PART THREE Id. 1681. 4 h. + 268 p. + 6 h. + 4 engravings. CROWN... PART FOUR. Id. 1687. 10 h. + 265 p. + 6 h. and an engraving. Three vol. enc. in vintage Spanish paste, nerves, shingles, with some skin grafts on the head of the loins, some slanted wedge. The paper is generally clean, although some sheets are occasionally darkened, painted cuts. The covers of the first two volumes in two colours and all the covers with woodcutting. This is one of the earliest editions of Saavedra Faxardo's monumental work, in which he tries to express how the Christian prince should be when governing, thus reinforcing his counter-reformist ideas. Palau 283428.