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Jacob Cats - Ouderdom, buyten-leven, en hof-gedachten - 1741

Jacob Cats - Ouderdom, buyten-leven, en hof-gedachten - 1741

Jacob Cats - Ouderdom, buyten-leven, en hof-gedachten - 1741
History, Literature, Poetry - Quantity: 1 - Book

Jacob Cats - Old Age, Buyten Life, and Court Thoughts - c. 1741
7 parts in 1 binding. Complete with many beautiful emblems and 60 engravings, including 2 folding ones.

Condition: Wear/damage to the binding, the folding plates and engravings are in good condition. The binding of the book is good, but half of the flyleaf and 1st page have come loose from the binding (see photo).

This book contains the following works:
- J. Cats. Old age and buyten life. The first part, 247 pp.
- Court thoughts, that is incident by occasion or on the face of trees, plants, flowers, herbs And animal-like earth guns. Begotten, in the life of the writer flees to care. 95 pp.
- J. Cats. Occurring thoughts, on occurring occasions. PfalmLXXVII verse 7. 81 pp.
- Royal Shepherdess Aspasia - Bly eyndig game 86 pp.
- Depiction of the marriage, and what is about it, under the guise of a Fuyk by J. Cats, 32 pp.
- Coffin for the vivid or emblematic - 204 pp.
- J. Cats. Eighty years of life, and house keeping or a brief understanding of the buying life on Zorgvlied - 46 pp.

All works were written after Cats withdrew from public life at his Zorgvliet country estate, located between The Hague and Scheveningen. 'Buytenleven op Zorgvliet' appeared in 1655 as part of the first edition of 'Alle de wercken'. The first separate edition followed a year later, after which it, like the other works by Cats, has been reprinted many times. It consists for the most part of court poems, a genre popular in the Netherlands until the end of the eighteenth century, from which people could learn how to live simply and virtuously outside the city.

Lot details
Number of Books
History, Literature, Poetry
Author/ Illustrator
Jacob Cats
Book Title
Ouderdom, buyten-leven, en hof-gedachten
Publication year oldest item
Original language
Isaac van der Putte
Number of pages
17.5×12 cm
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