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Visscher, Roemer."
Zinne-poppen; alle verciert met rijmen, en sommighe met proze: door zijn dochter Anna Roemers.Amsterdam, Johannes van Ravesteyn, 1669. 12mo. With engraved emblematic title-page, an emblem on the back of A5, and 193 engraved emblems by Claes Jansz. Visscher, in text. With 2 engraved emblems pasted on first blanks (including a repeat of the emblem on A5). Contemporary vellum, green ties."
1547. [10], 196, [4] leaves.Third edition of a popular and witty Dutch emblem book written by Roemer Visscher (1547-1620). The work consists of three series of 60 emblems, each with a motto in Latin or Dutch, a two-line verse below, and a short explanation on the facing page. The emblems are typical for the Dutch engraver Claes Jansz. Visscher (1586-1652): instead of the usual mythological iconography of traditional emblems, Visscher takes simple objects or subjects from daily life and sets them in their natural environment, in a city house or in the country, and with a perfectly chosen arrangement or action he directly comes to his point in a clear, yet entertaining way. Visscher's work was epoch-making: he was one of the first artists to depict the typical, natural Dutch landscape, breaking with older conventional images.With armorial bookplate on paste-down. Slightly browned, but otherwise in very good condition. Binding also very good, ties only slightly frayed.l Landwehr, Emblem and fable books 874; De Vries, Emblemata 56; cf. Praz 530 (first edition)."
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