Lot 27 of 302:
Complete works of Jacob Cats 1661  

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Alle De Wercken van de Heer Jacob Cats, Ridder, Stadthouder van Leenen....Oudt Raedtpensionaris van Hollandt, &c

Cats, Jacob





Numerous parts in one volume. [16], 120, [20], 32, [4], 15, [9], 202, [12], 36, [8], 175, [16], 289, [21], 76, [4], 32, [6], 26, [6], 26, [2], 10, [4], 70 pp. Text engravings throughout, engraved title vignettes, tail pieces, etc. Text in Dutch. 24.5x19 cm (9½x8") full period vellum. 


Complete works of Jacob Cats; Dutch poet, humorist, jurist and politician, most famous for his emblem books. Originally published in 1655.  The complete collection of his poems is said to have sold around 50,000 copies, and was reputedly the only book, other than the Bible, to be found in many Dutch homes.

Lot Amendments

Good amount of soiling and staining to vellum; interior with general toning, scattered light foxing, one page with most of text illustration lacking, repaired with blank paper, loss to text filled in manuscript, a few other scattered repairs; overall very good.

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