Title: Vonken der Liefde Jezus; Bound with; Het Leerzaam Huisraad, 1780/1771
Author: Jan Luyken
Publisher: Te Amsteldam, By Abraham Bothall; de Erven van F. Houttuyn
A late 18th century edition of Luyken’s emblematic work; Sparks of love Jesus: of the God-desiring fire of souls: his little flowers of blessed hope, to the delight of walkers, along the way, after peace. A compendium of fifty phrases, with their verses, and sacred proverbs playing thereon. Additionally, bound is his emblematic work; the Instructive Household Goods, Presented in Fifty Elaborate Figures, With Divine Proverbs and Edifying Verses.
There are 50 emblematic engravings to the first work, with an engraved frontispiece. In the second work is an additional 50 emblematic engravings, depicting many contemporary children’s games and occupations, and an engraved frontispiece.
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.
Two works bound into one volume in 12mo, (16)+212+(20), (8)+182+(2) pages
On note of condition, this volume is in poor shape, with rubbing and wear to the binding, peeling to the spine, and both boards detached. There is some foxing and staining throughout.