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A collection of writings, possibly by Gilbert Dolben [see fol. 56], including summaries of the peace treaties made at the end of the Thirty Years' War

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Dep. c. 886

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  1. (fol. 2) note by the author stating that the volume was written whilst he was at the treaty of general peace at Nimeguen in Gelderland, 1676-7
  2. (fol. 5) introduction to the summaries of the peace made between the Spanish and the Dutch, the Germans and the Swedish and the Germans and the French in 1648, dedicated to the author's father [possibly John Dolben], in Latin
  3. (fols. 6-16r) summary of the extent of peace between the King of Spain and the Dutch confederation, in Latin
  4. (fols. 16r-19v) separate agreement between the King of Spain and the Dutch confederation, relating to trade, navigation and the freedom of the monasteries, 1648-50, in Latin
  5. (fols. 21-45) summary of two peace treaties between France, Sweden and their allies and Austria, 24 Oct. 1648, in Latin
  6. (fols. 55-104) 'A Treatise concerning Idleness, or the art of well employing our time', with Latin dedication to Gilbert Sheldon, Archbishop of Canterbury, signed by Gilbert Dolben
  7. (fols. 111-156) a treatise, 'Ars Cogitandi.' Dedicated to Bishop Fell', in Latin
  8. (fols. 157-8, 160-165r, 169, 170r, 171r, 172-7) entries on various subjects, mainly in French
  9. (fols. 165v, 166v, 167v, 168v, 170v, 171v) political history of the Low Countries, 1566-1609
  10. (fols. 166r, 167r, 168r, 169r) various quotations from classical authors and miscellaneous notes, in Latin and English
  11. (fol. 185v, 186v) notes on the Dolben family by Robert Bridges
  12. (fol. 189) 'Difference between the French and Swedish Treatys', a list of the differences between the treaties

Dates

  • 1676-7

Extent

199 Leaves

Language of Materials

English

Preferred Citation

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Shelfmark:

Dep. c. 886

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 15022

Overview

A collection of writings, possibly by Gilbert Dolben [see fol. 56], including summaries of the peace treaties made at the end of the Thirty Years' War

Biographical / Historical

Sir Gilbert Dolben (1658-1722) was a lawyer, landowner and politician.

Custodial History

Armorial bookplate of 'Sr. John Dolben, Bart. of Finedon in Northamptonshire'; shelfmark inside upper cover 'T: 2: 8'. Circular label on the spine, inscribed '1100'. Extract from bookseller's catalogue on end pastedown ' Arthur Reader, Bookseller Sept. [18]93, item 330'. Annotated by Robert Bridges.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Deposited by Lord Bridges, 1998.

Physical Facet

Binding: blind-stamped and ruled, reversed calf, lettered on the spine 'Tract Politi & Philos Manusc'
Title
A collection of writings, possibly by Gilbert Dolben [see fol. 56], including summaries of the peace treaties made at the end of the Thirty Years' War
Status
Completed
Date
EAD version 2018
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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