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LE MIRE, Aubert (1573-1640). Elogia illustrium Belgii scriptorum, qui vel ecclesiam Dei propugnarunt, vel disciplinas illustrarunt. Antwerp: Widow and Heirs of Jean Bellère, 1602.
8o (152 x 94 mm). Woodcut printer's device on title. Early 17th-century vellum. Provenance: Ecole Sainte Geneviève (early stamp on title); Dom. Saloys. Jerseiens (ink stamp on front free endpaper).
FIRST EDITION. "The first bibliography of Belgian writers. It was soon to be superseded by the Bibliotheca Belgica, Louvain, 1623, by Valerius Andreas. Le Mire, the great historian, was at one time librarian to Archduke Albert of Austria, regent of the Spanish Netherlands" Breslauer and Folter 44; Besterman 710.
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