Court, Pieter de la
Sinryke Fabulen, Verklaart en Toegepast Tot alderley Zeede-lessen, Dienstig om waargenoomen te werden in het Menschelijke en Burgelijke leeven. Amsterdam, Hieronymus Sweerts, 1685.
Contemporary full calf leather, remains of gilt ornaments on the spine. Edges are slightly worn and the leather of the front board is slightly scuffed. Otherwise a good copy of the rare and only edition of this fable book by Pieter de la Court the younger. 16.5 x 21 cm,  1-727  pp. With engraved title page and 100 engraved emblems by Jacob Gole.
Pieter de la Court (1618-1685) was an outspoken character on the Dutch political scene in the 17th century. As a follower of Johan de Wit (1625-1672), De la Court became unpopular when the republican experiment backfired. Sinryke Fabulen was a great opportunity for him to air his political ideas disguised as fables. This book is a beautiful example of the synergy between fable literature and Dutch emblematic structure. Each story contains a picture, a Latin motto and a moral explanation.
Incl. BTW € 981,00
Excl. BTW € 900,00