Title: 's Werelts begin, midden, eynde, beslooten in den trou-ring, met den proef-steen van den selven, 18th Century
Author: Jacob Cats
Publisher: Tot Amsterdam, by de erven van de wed: Gysbert de Groot
A mid 18th century edition of Jacob Cat’s emblematic work, 's Werelts begin, known as World's Beginning, Middle, End, concluded in the Wedding Ting, with the test-stone of the Self. There are 50 woodcuts through, all in a rustic design, two detailed woodcut titles, and two woodcut portraits.
17th century Dutch poet, jurist, and even politician for a period, Jacob Cats is now most well known for his emblematic poetical and moralistic books, with numerous editions published from the 17th to 19th century. Many of the sources’ Cats draws inspiration from include the Bible, various classics and authors such as Boccaccio and Cervantes.
One volume in 12mo, (42)+673+(3) pages
This volume is in good shape, with rubbing and wear to the binding. There is heavy wear and crude restoration to the bottom of the preliminary leaves, with some letters lacking, including some of the publication information. There is some foxing and soiling throughout. The margins are trimmed, with some letters being slightly cut.