Lot 32 of 443:
Jacob Cats' most famous work and advice for young women  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$1,200
Estimate:
$2,000 - $3,000

Title:
Silenus Alcidiadis, sive Proteus, Vitæ Humanæ Ideam, Emblemate Trifariàm Variato, Oculis Subijciens. [Bound with:] Maechden-Plicht ofte ampt der Ionck-Frouwen, in Eerbaer Liefde, Aen-Ghewesen Door Sinnebeelden. Officium Puellarum, in Castis Amoribus, Emblemate Expressum

Author:
Cats, Jacob

Place:
Middelburg

Publisher:
Hans van der Hellum

Date:
1618

Description:

Two volumes in one (the first work is in three parts). Engraved title pages to the three parts of the first work, 51 engraved circular emblems (repeated in the second and third parts); the second work with 44 engraved circular emblems. (4to) full navy morocco by Bedford, marbled endpapers, boards with gilt rules and inner dentelles, gilt decorated and lettered spine, a.e.g. First Editions. First issue of the first work; variant of the second work.

The first two published works by the popular Dutch poet, writer, and emblematist Jacob Cats (1577-1660). Silenus Alcidiadis was Cats' most popular work, and Maechden-Plicht is an interesting advice book for young women that was widely translated and reprinted. The two works are often found bound together. Of both works only four examples have appeared in American Book Prices Current since 1941.  


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Condition:
Near fine.


 
Item number:
250099
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