[Amsterdam? 1665]. 11pp. Small quarto. Later plain wrappers. Old Harvard Library stamp on verso of titlepage, bit tanned, else clean. Item #WRCAM9665
Downing was British Ambassador to the States General during the difficult period before the outbreak of war in 1664. In this pamphlet "the English ambassador places blame upon the Netherlands for the outbreak of hostilities between the two countries," according to the Bell catalogue, with emphasis on African disputes. But EUROPEAN AMERICANA adds: "Includes refs to Dutch West India Company & captured ships; mentions New England and New Belgium (i.e. New Netherland)." BELL D245. SABIN 20782. EUROPEAN AMERICANA 665/58. KNUTTEL 8883.