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MOTLEY, JOHN LOTHROP. The Life and Death of John of Barneveld, New York: Harper and Brothers, 1874. Octavos, first American edition, pp. xvi, 389; vii, 475, 6 (ads), errata slip at title page, three-quarters leather over marbled boards, all edges marbled, gilt decoration and morocco labels to spines, 4 engraved plates. BAL 14591. Barneveld was a leader of the Dutch independence movement; Motley, an American diplomat, wrote extensive histories of the Dutch independence movement, and the Barneveld biography is sometimes considered a part of Motley's other Dutch histories, but the author considered the bio to be a free-standing work. Condition of this set: Covers lightly worn at edges, interior very good, images fine. An attractive set.