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Antique Book-Vaderlandsch A-B boek-EDUCATION-EMBLEM BOOK-Swildens-1781
1781. The Prints CollectorOriginal Antique Maps and Prints ABOUT US VISIT OUR STORE Antique Book-Vaderlandsch A-B boek-EDUCATION-EMBLEM BOOK-Swildens-1781 Author: Swildens, Johan Hendrik.Title: Vaderlandsch A-B boek, voor de Nederlandsche jeugd & Eerste beginsels van het cyfferen en van alle kunsten en handwerken & Spel- en lees-oefeningen.Impressum: Amsterdam: W. Holtrop, 1781. 1st edition.Subject(s): Education, Emblem Book, A-B Book.Dimensions ca. 11 x 18 cm. (ca. 4.3 x 7.1 inch). 12mo.Collation: [xxxiv], 58, [ii] pp.An engraved title page, full-page illustration with alphabets, 27 half-page engravings and a further 4 full-page engravings. Engraved by: Brasser, L.; Meer Jr., N. van der; Bogerts, C.; Brouwer, C.; Bakker, B. de; Condet, J.. After: Wagenaar den Jongen, P.Bibliography: Waller 1639; Buijnsters BNK 38.This books was published and used in a time when the Netherlands was in economic and moral decline. The author hoped to instill patriotic duty and accomplish a re-orientation of society's moral stance. To that end, the alphabet is illustrated with more or less ideologically chosen keyword, that was accompanied by an illustration, a two-line poem and a prose piece. This way, the glory of the Enlightenment was communicated to the young mind, page after page. As opposed to the earlier Haneboek (another educational work), the Vaderlandsch A-B boek was mostly devoid of Biblical matter. Alhtough the texts themselves might seem crudely political to the modern eye, one must bear in mind that this trend-setting schoolbook tried to break through odl values. For a thorough e … [Click Below for Full Description]
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