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Attractive set containing most of the emblematic works of Jan Luyken, with a total of 700 engravings

LUYKEN, Jan (and Caspar).
[Set of 11 works by Jan Luyken].
Amsterdam, widow of P. Arentz, and Kornelis vander Sys, 1708 - 1718 (10 vols.); Haarlem, C.H. Bohn, 1767 (1 vol.). 11 volumes. 8vo. Contemporary uniform half calf, richly gold-tooled spines (10 vols.), the 1767 in slightly different half calf, apparently made to match the earlier ones.
€ 12,000
Attractive set of 11 works of the famous Dutch poet, artist and engraver Jan Luyken (1649-1712). Luyken, like Saint Augustine, had led a rather frivolous life when young, which he said helped him to vividly depict the dangers and temptations of a worldly life. Most of the works included are emblem books, with engravings accompanied by a Dutch motto, a poem, and several relevant Biblical passages for further contemplation. The set contains:
1). Beschouwing der wereld... Amsterdam, 1708.
2). De zedelyke en stichtelyke gezangen... Amsterdam, 1709.3). De onwaardige wereld... Amsterdam, 1710.4). De bykorf des gemoeds, honing zaamelende uit allerly bloemen... Amsterdam, 1711. 5). Het leerzaam huisraad... Amsterdam, 1711.6). Des menschen begin, midden en einde... Amsterdam, 1712. 7). Jezus en de ziel... Amsterdam, 1714.8). Vonken der liefde Jezus... Amsterdam, 1717.9). Spiegel van het menselyk bedryf... Amsterdam, 1718. 10). Het overvloeijend herte, of nagelatene verzen... Haarlem, 1767. 11). Bybel printen. Amsterdam, [1712].

Text and plates in very good condition, only slightly browned, with occasional foxing and a few small spots. Bindings rubbed along the extremities, some corners bumped.
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Literature & linguistics  >  Dutch Literature | Emblem, Fable & Songbooks