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Title: M T Ciceronis Vande onderlinghe plichten / drie Boecken / streckende tot eenen eerlijcken handel en wandel. Noch Cato Maior, hoemen d'Ouderdom geduldigh dragen, en sijne Laelius hoemen de vriendschap onderhouden sal: Neffens zijne Paradoxa [ pp. 433 to end] of Wonder-redenen aen Brutum en de droom van Scipio. Noyt aldus in duyts by een ghevoeght.
Description: Tot Amsterdam, By Dirck Pietersz. Boeckverkooper / in de witte Persse / over de Joornmerckt. No date [ab. 1625]. 12mo. W. engr. embl. ill. on the printed title [...], near full page engraved ill. [Statue of Cicero] preceding page 17, & 5 full page woodcuts [on pp. 282, 325, 354, 432 & 492]. Very nice contemp. full overlapping vellum, thong laced, title in ink on spine (contemp. hand). (Left hand corner of top of spine a small 6 x 5 mm piece gone.). (Upper cover, top right hand corner signature in ink 'H. van Assendelft', ower free endp. in ink 'Sum Ex Libris J.D.Pied' & 'Anno 1892 H. van Assendelft', see note). ( (1-2), 3 - 521, XVII (Index) pp.). (Lower inner margin up to quire 'h', p. 169, & lefthand blank margin from p 495 to end, unobtrusive watersp.). First edition thus w. Paradoxa. Originally published as 'Officia Ciceronis... nu eerst vertaelt [Haerlem, van Zuren, 1561, among one of the first publications from this press; Van Zuren, Raet, Andriaensen and Coornhert were given an interestfree loan by the city council of Haarlem to start a printing shop in 1560]..', which saw reprints in Leyden, 1589; Delft, 1604; ibid., 1614: See Geerebaert (1924, Chapter CIII. Cicero, item 1d & 4 note: Bonger, 'Leven en werk van D.V. Coornhert (1978), i.l.c., esp. Ch. VII on the translations, p. 371 - 372: Bonger [e.a. ed.], Dirck Volkertszoon Coornhert, 'Dwars maar Recht', (Zutphen, Walburg pers, 1989) pp. 60 - 80, a chapter by M.F. Fresco, discussing Coornhert and Antiquity.: On A2 recto to A3 recto [ pp. 3-5] an introduction in the form of a (partial) translation from 2 letters by Erasmus to Jacob Tutor, Pensionary of Antwerp, followed by a short translation taken from Erasmus' 'Colloquiae' on the 'Gheestelijcke Maeltijdt' in which Erasmus praises Cicero's book on old age, friendship and man's duties. A3 verso to A5 recto is Coornhert's introduction 'De vertaelder totten Leser' [pp. 6 - 9], signed 'D.V.C.', in which he defends the Dutch translation and emphasizes the importance & the correct use of the mother tongue. In this respect Coornhert was very much 'anti intellectual' in that he aimed to break the persistent use of Latin by established groups of scholars. The 'ordinary man in the street' had a right to know about current problems and affairs and therefore Coornhert felt obligated to use the Dutch language and in such a way that it would be generally undersood. Pages 10 - 15 are devoted to a short life of Cicero.: Lugt, Répertoire des catalogues de ventes, 1600 - 1825, comp. items 1244 & 1246 'Dankert van Assendelft' a.o. book auction [4571 items] held at the Hague between 11 and 20 October 1762. The 'H. van Assendelft' on the upper cover and the lower free endp. in all probabilily related. On the printer van Zuren and his press, where the first edition of this translation appeared, see Laceuille - van de Kerk, Haarlemse drukkers en boekverkopers van 1540 tot 1600, pp. 29 - 70, chapter III (life of Van Zuren) & 173 - 189, citing the van books printed by van Zuren.: A very good copy of this rare Coornhert item.

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Price: EUR 850.00 = appr. US$ 923.82 Seller: Antiquariaat B.M.Israel B.V.
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