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 and corners worn. Else a good copy of the rare and only edition of this fable book by Pieter de la Court the younger. With hand coloured title page. 16,5 x 21 cm, [20] 1-727 [1] pp. With engraved title page and 100 engraved emblems by J. Gole.

Pieter de la Court (1618-1685) was an outspoken character in the Dutch political scene of the seventeenth 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 carry out his political ideas disguised as fables. This book is a beautiful example of the synergy between fable literature and Dutch emblematic structure. The stories each contain a picture, a Latin motto and a moral explanation. Other copies available: Sinryke Fabulen. Amsterdam, Hieronymus Sweerts, 1685. (Title page not coloured) Code: 24.718 (B0075) € 900,-

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