Title: De Bykorf des Gemoeds, 1735
Author: Jan Luyken
Publisher: Te Amsteldam, By Kornelis Van der Sys
Condition: Very Good
An early 18th century edition of Luiken’s emblematic work; The Hive of the Mind, Gathering Honey from All the Flowers, containing over a hundred artistic figures. With Divine Proverbs and Edifying Verses.
There are 101 emblematic engravings present in the text.
Of Luyken, he was born in 1649, in Amsterdam, becoming a poet and etcher in 1671, and debuting his first work entitled Duytse Lier, a collection of love poems. Over the years he continued to publish more works with illustrations of his own design, each becoming more emblematic in nature than the light, typically produced for the promotion of moral and ethical conduct. His poetry and illustrations often bore connections to everyday life as well. Between himself and his son Casper, the pair produced roughly 3200 etchings and engravings, many of them designed for the books of other Dutch writers. Luyken’s fame and popular were such that they proved to be incredibly popular in the Netherlands and abroad in Europe, with numerous reprints and pirate editions throughout the years.
One finely bound volume in 12mo, (10)+404+(2) pages
On note of condition, this volume is in very good shape, with minor rubbing and wear to the binding, and light stress to the hinges. There is light foxing and staining throughout.