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LUYKEN (Jan and Caspar)
Het Menselyk Bedryf. Vertoond, in. 100. Verbeeldingen: van: Ambachten, konsten, hanteeringen en bedryven, met versen.
Amsterdam: Johannes & Caspaares Luiken, 1694.. First Edition, 4to, engraved title (neatly rehinged) and 100 numbered engraved plates of trades, a little marginal spotting, modern vellum gilt, a nice copy.Contains a collection of engravings from Dutch artist Jan Luyken, and illustrates trades from the late 17th century. Each picture has a moralistic verse with it. Engraving is a printing process in which the lines to be printed are cut into a metal (usually copper) plate. The pictures of which some like the Copperplate printer, the Baker and the Apothecary have world-wide fame, are of exceptional quality.Amsterdam born artist, engraver and poet Jan Luyken (1649-1712) was a very important etcher in the period after Rembrandt. His artistry is distinguished by its clarity and detail. Luyken is most famous for this book of trades. His son Casper (1672-1708) assisted with the making of the book. V. Eeghen & V.d. Kellen, 244, pp. 250-262; Klaverma and Hannema 1012; Landwehr, Emblem Books, Low Countries, 534; Pollard, Early Binding Manuals, 108.
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