Title: Spiegel Van Den Ouden En Nieuwen Tydt, Bestaende Uyt Spreekwoorden, ontleent van de voorige en jegenwoordige Eeuwe, 1715(?)
Author: Jacob Cats
Publisher: t'Amstelredam, gedrukt by Jacobus Konynenberg op 't Water in de Lootsman
Condition: Very Good
An early 18th century edition of Jacob Cat’s emblematic work, Spiegel Van Den Ouden, otherwise known as the Mirror of the old and the new times: with existing proverbs, borrowed from the past and present centuries, delighted by a multitude of images, with poems and pictures appropriate thereto: increased by a great number of proverbs, throughout the work, with addition of new ones. records and poems: everything in the Dutch language for the comfort of the enthusiasts of the self.
The text is printed in two different fonts, notably a strong Gothic font.
While this edition shares a similar title page and endpieces to the 1715 edition recorded on Worldcat, the illustrations are uniquely different in design, as they are woodcuts, while the 1715 edition features copperplate engravings, and most 18th century imprints as well.
There are 76 woodcuts throughout, all in a rustic design, and a detailed woodcut title page.
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, (16)+320 pages
This volume is in very good shape, with some rubbing and wear to the binding. There is some foxing and soiling throughout.