OUDERDOM en BUYTEN-LEVEN [Old Age and Outdoor-Life, plus 5 separately titled other works by Cats] HOF-GEDACHTEN op SORGH-VLIET, INVALLENDE GEDACHTEN, KONINGKLYKE HERDERIN ASPASIA, HUWELIJCX FUYCK [Marriage Trap], DOODT-KISTE voor de LEVENDIGE.
Jan Jacobsz Schipper
Engraved titlepage + 3 full-page plates + 16, 30, 23 half-page copperplates by or after Adriaen van de Venne (1589-1662) showing customs, family life, agriculture, trades and dances of death.
Quarto vellum laced through with yapp fore-edges and faded manuscript title to spine (slightly marked). Half-title and engraved Titlepage dated 1656 to OUDERDOM en BUYTEN-LEVEN +[xxiv]+261pp +pp; HOF-GEDACHTEN (with Titlepage dated 1655) and INVALLENDE GEDACHTEN (with half-title) 125+pp; KONINGKLYKE HERDERIN ASPASIA (with Titlepage and extra frontis plate) +84pp; HUWELIJCX FUYCK (with half-title) 32pp; and DOODT-KISTE voor de LEVENDIGE (with half-title) 224pp. A few tears to margins not affecting printed area, some with marginal paper loss, and light marginal damp-staining towards the end. *Narrative poetry by the foremost writer of the 17th century Dutch Republic with many fine engravings of city and country life (by or after van de Venne) and a short series of Dances of Death. First editions here of most of the works written near the end of Cats's life at his country estate near The Hague, Sorgh-vliet or "escape from care", which is illustrated in the centre of the fine frontis to the whole collection.
Price: GBP 540.00 or USD 680.00
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