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[COURT, PIETER de la].
Sinryke fabulen, verklaart en toegepast tot alderley zeede-lessen, dienstig om waargenoomen te werden in het menschelijke en burgerlijke leeven.Amsterdam, Hieronymus Sweerts, 1685. 4to. With a richly engraved allegorical frontispiece and 100 engraved illustrations in the text by J. Gole.Contemporary vellum.
[20], 727 pp.Beautifully illustrated first and only edition of an emblematic fable book for the education of youth by Pieter de la Court (1618-1685), a Leiden cloth merchant and author of the famous political treatise Interest van Holland, in which he defended the politics of Johan de Witt against the Stadtholder. A verse adaptation by Jan van Hoogstraten appeared under his own name in 1731, illustrated with the same engraved plates.Front hinge split at the head, otherwise a very good copy.
Bookseller: ASHER Rare Books (Since 1830) [Netherlands]
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