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Discursus politicus de causis & remediis malorum Poloniæ. 2nd ed. 1661.
162,-225 8º

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Front cover Front endpaper with the
crowned monogram, motto
(the Lord will provide), and
abbreviated titles of
Frederik III, and
an anagram
Title page Back endpaper with pelican
that feeds its young by
pecking in its own chest,
a symbol of the self
sacrifice and agony
of Christ

A small account on recent Polish history. Like the two copies of Hertzliches Seyten-Spiel … this book is decorated with a fine dedication to Frederik III, straw mosaic on light blue silk, in the same wording as the dedication in the King’s copy of Hertzliches Seyten-Spiel. These luxuriously decorated books may be connected to the Pole Stanislav Lubieniecki, who was the head of a controversial theological movement and stayed in Copenhagen for a few months in 1660-1661.
This copy is bound in black morocco with gilt decorations.

12.9 x 7.3 cm.

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