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Busscher, Meinhard: Krygs-listen en regelen in CXXVI articulen voorgestelt, en met vele historische exempelen, zomtyts ook met redenen, opgeheldert en bevestigt. Hier by uog drie verhandelingen, I. Van Bybelsche krygs-listen. II. Van Salomons Krygs-les, om Oorlog te voeren met wyse raatslagen, Spr: 20:18. III. Van Davids Godvrugtige helthaftigheit, lopende met God door een bende, en springende met zynen, God over sen Muer, Ps: 18: 30. Te Groningen, by Hajo Spandaw, boekverkoper in de Guldenstraat, in het Oude Zwarte Kruis, 1753.

Only located edition of this book of military and political advice, and biblical commentary. This is also a good example of a Dutch original binding, such as that a customer would have bought their book in. It is in a style that is notable for having its spine left uncovered. Much of the book draws on ancient and recent history. Pp. 365-376 contain stratagems from the Bible, with 377-406 a commentary on Proverbs 20:18, and 407-436 on Psalm 18:30. Busscher (1710-1762) studied at Groningen and was a pastor in the village of Finsterwolde near Winschoten.


One volume, 21 cms. x 16.5 cms., quarto, pp. [44] 436 [8]. Light browning, one bifolium loose in prelims. Bound in a temporary binding of marbled paper over card, attached to two vellum strip sewing supports, with spine uncovered (covers rubbed, some damage to lower sewing support). Laid in at p. 191: what appears to be an old broken shoelace, with metal end.

STCN 152648674. No copies located outside Netherlands (cf. OCLC)

On Busscher, see entry by G.A. Wumkes in Nieuw Nederlandsch Biografisch Woordenboek (10 vols., 1911-1937), IV, 367.