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De twaalf maanden des jaars. Haarlem, Adriaan Loosjes Pz., 1810. [4 parts].
"8º (22,3x13cm): (vol.1) * 4 (*1 + pi1) A-I 8 (-I8, blanco), pag: [2] 8, 142 pp. (vol.2) pi 2 K-X 8 Y 2 pag: [2] 143-336 [2]; (vol.3) [2] Z-2K 8, pag.: [2] 337-512; (vol.4) pi 2 2L-2V 8 2X 4, pag: [2] 513-678 [2]. Cardboard binding. Spines are damaged. On the title page an engraved vignette by J.P. Visser Bender and 12 engraved plates by Izaak de Wit after Jacob Cats, of which 2 hand coloured.Lit: Van Eynden en Van der Willigen, Geschiedenis der vaderlandsche schilderkunst sedert de helft der XVIII eeuw (Haarlem 1840) II, p.310 en 333; Veltman-van den Bos, Petronella Moens (Nijmegen 2000) p.358 Saalmink II, p.1281; Veltman-van den Bos p.449; Waller 1223".Twelve reflections on human existence, inspired by the seasons. Moens has added short ethical sketches and physical knowledge, from which her familiarity with Martinet's 'Katechismus der natuur' is evident. The work was illustrated by Izaak de Wit (1744-1809) with twelve engravings after fine drawings that Jacob Cats (1741-1799) had made as requested by Haarlem art collector J. Helmolt. It is with pride that Adriaan Loosjes speaks of this work in the foreword. Many of the works written by the remarkably productive Petronella Moens was published with this Haarlem bookseller and publisher, who was an author as fruitful as she was. L2600
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