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First edition of Jacob Cats's complete works,
in richly gold-tooled morocco by the star bindery, The Hague

CATS, Jacob. Alle de wercken, so ouden als nieuwe.
Amsterdam, Jan Jacobsz. Schipper, 1655. Folio. With an engraved frontispiece incorporating a portrait of the author, a full-page engraved portrait of the author, 2 double-page engraved plates, hundreds of engravings in text (including 1 full-page and 1 integral double-page) by J. Swelinck, W.H. Hondius, C. van Dalen and others. Gold-tooled grey-black morocco (ca. 1758), richly gold-tooled spine, boards and board edges, gilt edges; by the so-called "star bindery" in The Hague. Full description
€ 4,850
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The complete works of Jacob Cats,
with engravings after Van de Venne and Goeree

CATS, Jacob. Alle de wercken. De laatste druck; waar in het twee-en-tachtig jaarig leven des dichters beneffens desselfs slaapeloose nachten, met printverbeeldingen sijn verrijckt.
Amsterdam, Johannes Ratelband, widow of Joannes van Heekeren, Herman Uytwerf and Isaak van der Putte ; The Hague, Pieter van Thol and Pieter Husson, 1726. 2 volumes bound as 1. Folio. The first part with an engraved frontispiece, title-page printed in red and black and with an engraved vignette on title-page, an engraved author's portrait and 278 engravings in text. The second part with a title-page printed in red and black with an engraved vignette, an engraved author's portrait, an engraved portrait of Anna Maria van Schurman, 3 double-page engraved plates and 149 engravings in text. Contemporary calf, richly gold-tooled spine. Full description
€ 750
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Naval poems and songs from the Franco-Dutch War

COOPMAN, Ocke Jeyes. Zee-clio, of gedichten in 's lants vloot gemaeckt in de jaren 1672, en 1673.
Amsterdam, Carel Allard, [ca. 1673]. 4to. With the woodcut device of the Amsterdam admiralty on title-page (Dutch garden guarded by a lion holding two anchors), 3 woodcut decorated initials (1 series). Modern half calf, marbled sides. Full description
€ 1,500
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Confessions of a libertine: an extremely rare Dutch erotic novel, with 4 engraved plates

[EROTICA]. De belydenis van een lichtmis. Bevattende een aantal voorvallen in de galante wereld zo in Nederland als elders; wonderlyke ontmoetingen met vrouwen van allerlei soort; veele potsen meest voorgevallen in de nacht, en achter de gordynen; zeldzaame karakters van beiderlei sexe, enz. enz. enz. Alles beschreeven ten vermaake van de kinderen dezer wereld door den belyder zelve.
[The Netherlands, ca. 1770]. 8vo. With 4 engraved plates. Contemporary red half roan, gold-tooled spine. Full description
€ 6,500
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Including the anti-Napoleonic map of Europe as a middle-aged housewife

FOKKE SIMONSZ., Arend. Boertige reis door Europa.
Including:
-Geheimzinnige toebereidselen tot eene boertige reis door Europa.
-De paketboot, of historie van Engeland, van de grondlegging van dat koningrijk af, tot op heden.
-London, in een boertigen stijl beschreeven.
Haarlem, François Bohn, 1794-1798. 3 parts in 1 volume. 8vo. With 2 hand-coloured folding engraved maps of Europe, one in the shape of a woman, in the first part, 2 folding engraved caricatures in the second part, and 4 engraved caricatures and large folding engraved plan of London in the third part. Contemporary half tanned sheepskin, gold-tooled spine. Full description
€ 1,750
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Very rare first and only Dutch edition of an historical novel about the Manchu conquest of China

HAGDORN, Christian Wilhelm. Eyquan, of Groote Mogol, waer in zijn Chinesische en Indische staets, krijgs, en liefdens geschiedenissen, in verscheide deelen vervat ... Doorgaens met schoone kopere platen verciert. Uit het Hoogduits vertaelt.
Amsterdam, Jacob van Meurs, 1671 (engraved title-page 1672). 3 parts in 1 volume. 8vo (19 x 12 cm). With engraved portrait of the author (here bound in as a frontispiece), engraved illustrated title-page and 32 (of 33) engraved illustrations. Contemporary sprinkled calf, gold-tooled spine. Full description
€ 3,500
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Scriverius's 1650 edition of the collected poems of Daniel Heinsius,
with emblematic engravings by Crispijn de Passe

HEINSIUS, Daniel. Lof-sanck van Jesus Christus den eenigen ende eeuwigen sone Godes: ende zyne andere Nederduytse poemata. Nieuwelijcks oversien, vermeerdert, ende verbetert. Met de uytlegginghen.
Amsterdam, Jan Jacobsz. Schipper, 1650. 8vo. With a woodcut interlaced decoration on the title-page, a small engraved nativity scene (for the Lof-sanck), a full-page engraving of the memorial monument for Jacob van Heemskerk (for the Neder-Duytsche poemata) and 72 emblematic engravings (4.5×6.5 cm), mostly by Crispijn de Passe. 17th-century vellum. Full description
€ 1,250
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