The compleat history of the affairs of Spain, from the first treaty of partition, to this present time. Containing a particular account of the different measures taken since the Peace of Reswyck, to secure Spain to the House of Austria; by King William of glorious memory, and the great actions perform’d by Queen Anne, and her allies, in Spain, the Netherlands, Italy, etc. By J. C. M.D. Fellow of the Royal Society, and a member of the College of Physicians, London.

London, Jos. Barns (and others), 1707.

8vo, pp. xli, 532, with an engraved frontispiece-portrait of Queen Anne; one gathering browned, but a very good copy in contemporary panelled calf; slightly rubbed, rebacked to style, corners neatly repaired; from the library of Ian Robertson (1928–2020).

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The compleat history of the affairs of Spain, from the first treaty of partition, to this present time. Containing a particular account of the different measures taken since the Peace of Reswyck, to secure Spain to the House of Austria; by King William of glorious memory, and the great actions perform’d by Queen Anne, and her allies, in Spain, the Netherlands, Italy, etc. By J. C. M.D. Fellow of the Royal Society, and a member of the College of Physicians, London.

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First edition. Published during the 1701–14 War of the Spanish Succession, this work gathers together numerous articles, declarations and letters relating to the war and to the events immediately preceding it, such as the Treaty of The Hague (1698) and the Treaty of London (1700), both of which attempted to achieve a diplomatic solution to the issues that eventually led to conflict.

Crull (d. 1713/14) was a native of Hamburg who settled in England after studying medicine at Leiden. He apparently had little success as a physician and turned to translating and compiling books on a variety of subjects. ‘Within his primary ambition to produce vendible books, Crull appears carefully conformist in politics and religion’ (Oxford DNB).

ESTC N4978, recording five copies in the UK and eight in the US; Palau 58603.

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