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Title: Zinne-poppen; alle verciert met rijmen, en sommighe met proze: door zijn dochter Anne Roemers.Amsterdam, Sander Wybrantz. and Andries Vink, 1678. With engraved title-page, an engraved emblem on the back of A5, and 193 engraved emblems by Claes Jansz. Visscher.With: (2) VISSCHER, Roemer. Brabbelingh... By hem selven oversien, en meer als de helft vermeerdert.Amsterdam, Johannes van Ravesteyn, 1669. 2 works in 1 volume. 12mo. Contemporary vellum.
Description: , . . Landwehr, Emblem and fable books 875; Praz, p. 530; De Vries, Emblemata 57. Ad 1: Fourth edition of a popular and witty Dutch emblem book written by Roemer Visscher (1547-1620). The work consists of 3 series of 60 emblems, each with a motto in Latin of Dutch, a two-line verse below, and a short explanation on the facing page. The emblems are representative for the Dutch engraver Claes Jansz. Visscher (1586-1652): instead of the usual mythological iconography of traditional emblems, Visscher takes simple objects or subjects from daily life and sets them in their natural environment, and with a perfectly chosen arrangement or action he directly comes to his point in a clear, yet entertaining way. The present edition is a later edition of the one edited by Visscher's daughter: Anna Roemer Visscher (1583-1651). Anna enlarged her father's work with 10 emblems called the Minne-poppen, or emblems of love, and also added a 2-line distich. Ad 2: Second edition of a poetic work by Roemer Visscher, containing the poems he wrote in his youth. The title, Brabbelingh can be translated as "gibberish" or "baby-talk". The work is divided into several parts, each dealing with a different kind of poetry, some are from his very early youth, others are laudatory poems, epigrams, riddles, lamentations etc. Included at the end are several poems by Visscher's friend Hendrick Laurensz. Spieghel (1549-1612). All the poems are rather unpolished and sometimes quite rude; however, they do mirror the daily life in Amsterdam during the last decades of the sixteenth century.With the bookplate of Garmt Stuiveling on pastedown and bookplate of H. Boekenoogen on flyleaf. A small marginal restoration on page 52, some pencil notations, and a few small spots. Overall a very good copy.

Keywords: Emblem, Fable & Songbooks, *LITERATURE & LINGUISTICS, Dutch Literature

Price: EUR 7500.00 = appr. US$ 8151.35 Seller: A. Asher & Co. B.V.
- Book number: 74MG4AQU5D8M


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