Che per necessità di Giustizia, e per Convenienza di Stato sia indispensabile a S. R. Imperio la ubligazione di soccorrere le Provincie Belgiche, invase dall’ Armi di Francia.
War of Devolution

Che per necessità di Giustizia, e per Convenienza di Stato sia indispensabile a S. R. Imperio la ubligazione di soccorrere le Provincie Belgiche, invase dall’ Armi di Francia.

[S.l.]: [S.n.], 1667. First edition. In contemporary vellum. Short title and date in ink on front panel. (8º); (2), 90, (2) p. Collection signatures on inner front panel. Collection stamp of the Polish aristocrat and partiot Roman Sanguszko (1800–1881) on title page. Overall in very good condition.

The book concerned with the War of Devolution (1667–1668) the conflict between France and Spain over the possession of the Spanish Netherlands.

After the Thirty Years' War (1618–1648) and the Franco-Spanish War (1635-1659), the Spanish monarchy was in a spiral of instability, weakness, and diminishing resources, while France under Louis XIV became the dominant military and political force in Europe.

Philip IV of Spain died in 1665, and France claimed that Louis XIV, in the name of his wife, Marie Therese, the daughter of King Philip IV, would inherit Spanish territories in Flanders, but Spain denied this claim. France declared war, and the inability of Spain to defend herself and the prospect that the Spanish Netherlands would be entirely absorbed by Louis's armies, caused the governments of England, the Dutch Republic and Sweden to act, and form the Triple Alliance in January 1668 to force France back to her earlier frontiers.

Shortly after this France agreed to the peace settlement of Aix-la-Chapelle (Treaty of Aachen) on May 2, 1668, which stated that France gained territory in Flanders, while most of the Spanish Netherlands, as well as French-Comté, were returned to Spain.

Scarce, we could trace only five copies worldwide.

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Price: €2,000.00

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