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Title: Recht / Ghebruyk ende Misbruyk / van tydlicke Have. / Welckers sin-rijcke af-beeldingen van D.V.Coornhert zyn bedacht / oock met / zyhn eigen hand in 't koper gesneden. Hier by is gevoeght 't bedrogh des Wereldts / / of het luije en leckere leven door Pandulphus Collenutius, mede den lofzang van 't Goud / oock Gedichten op den A.B.C. alles in seer leer-rlycken Dicht / seer stichtelyck en vermakelyck gestelt. / Van Ryckdom, Nodruft en Gebreck ick beluyck, / 't Onzaligh Misbruyck. mettet zaligh ghebruyck. /
Description: 'T Amstelredam, Voor Dirck Pietersz. Boeckverkooper / wonende op 't Water / inde Persse / recht tegen over de Koren-Merckt. [at the end: Ghedruckt by Paulus van Ravesteyn Anno 1620], 1620. 4to. W. engr. portr. of [and by] Coornhert ['Obÿt An.0 1590 Aetat. 68'] on the printed title and 25 engr. emblematical ills. [by J.H. Wierix, reprinting of the plates used in Furmerius' 'de rerum usu et abusu', 1575.]. Very nice contemp. clf., spine in compartmenst, gilttooled. Covers w. 2 gilttooled decorated borders. Each corner w. a gilt floral handtool. (A few small imperf. to binding., light rubbing to spine and outer edges. Corners a bit bumped. Outer hinges weakening somewhat, but not splitting. Old restoration to upper half of lower outer hinge.). Else very good. [A2 - M3, (M4)]. (96 [=67] pp., I (blank). (Lower inner margin throughout a very vague & unobtrusive watersp.; Yet more pronounced and visible in quires E, F, & I, K, L, M (pp. 15 - 22 & 37 - 67, I). (Upper free endp. an owner's inscription in ink linking the book to Karel van Hogendorp : 'A. Perk 1838. ... Uit de Bibliotheek van den Graaf K van Hogendorp'. top righthand corner in the same hand [?] 'Daniel de Jong....). (2nd upper free endp. inscribed in ink 'Elizabeth Furly'). Third edition. [first published in 1585, 2nd in 1610; The latin version 1575]. Very rare. Landwehr, Emblem and Fablebooks, 179: De Vries, 18: Visser / Hoftijzer, Emblem Books in Leiden, item 171: Praz, pp. 307 - 308: Not in STC Princeton coll.: Coll. Landwehr [Auction Drouot April 1991, comp. item 31 [handcolored copy!]: Bibl. Belgica, vol. I, 711 - 712: The text by Coornhert presents a translation of 25 latin allegorical poems by Furmerius on the use and abuse of wealth and richness, an ode to Horace, and a humoristic - didactic poem on the beneficial influence of imprisonment, obviously composed by Coornhert during his own incarceration in the Hague [1567]. Bonger, 'Leven en werk van D.V. Coornhert (1978), i.l.c.: 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.: In Coornhert's 'Cicero' [ca 1625] translation we find his introduction 'De vertaelder totten Leser', 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 understood. On van Hogendorp, see NNBW vols. II and VII: A very good copy of this rare Coornhert item, the plates in less fresh impressions, but this is to be expected, seeing that the plates go back to printruns of 1575. There seems to be some doubt about the engraving having been done by Wierix, but the Bibliotheca Belgica is quite clear on this issue: 'Ce que le titre annonce au sujet de planches, qui seraient gravées par Coornhert lui même: met zyn eygen hand in 't koper gesneden, est une inexactitude, soit volontaire soit involontaire , de la part de l'èditeur: les planches sont encore celles de J.-H. Wierix, gravées pour l óuvrage de B. Fermerus, De Rerum Usu et Abusu, Antw., 1575.'(BB, p. 712, note]: On the engraver Wierix, see: Maucquoy - Hendricks, Les Estampes de Wierix [4 parts, KB BRussel], part 3.1, series 2289 - 2314 (under Bernardus Furmerus), pp. 482 - 484: Hollstein: Thieme Becker, vol. 35, pp. 537 - 538: Nagler, vol. 24, pp. 297 - 304: Benezit, vol. 10, p. 727:

Keywords: Philosophy philosophy classics printers printing press social history emblems KO2649 privé bezit

Price: EUR 2500.00 = appr. US$ 2717.12 Seller: Antiquariaat B.M.Israel B.V.
- Book number: 10663