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Auction: Auction 29.03.2019
was auctioned on: 29 March 2019
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[ HOOFT, Pieter Cornelisz] Emblemata

Estimate: €10,000 - €12,000
ca. US$11,254 - US$13,505
Price realised:  n. a.
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[ HOOFT, Pieter Cornelisz] Emblemata amatoria. Afbeeldinghen van Minne. Emblemes d’Amour. Amsterdam, W. Jansz. (Blaeu), 4to oblong: pp. (some unobtrusive staining in 1st half, 2nd half spotted). Mod. gold-tooled crimson morocco, covers with frames of triple gilt rules, gilt-titled flat spine, gilt sides, a.e.g., gilt inside dentelles, marbl. endpapers (older gilding of edges fading). Very good copy. Very rare original ed. of “the most elegant example of Dutch love emblems” (Porteman). The book contains a "Voorreden tot de Ievcht" (ll.), numbered love emblems and a collection of lyrical poetry (pp. 73-144). The emblem verses consist of a motto and a couplet in each of the three languages used: Dutch by P.C. Hooft (1581-1647), Latin by the Amsterdam poet C.G. Plemp (1574-a cousin of Hooft’s wife Christina van Erp), and French by R. de Nerée (1579-1626), a French theology student. The rectangular emblem ills incorporate the Dutch, Latin and French mottoes. The engraved title and engraved emblems are ascribed to M. le Blon or P. Serwouter. For its publisher, the cartographer Willems Jansz. (later called Blaeu, 1571-1638), a cousin of Hooft, it was the start of an impressive series of Dutch literary landmarks (mostly emblematical), including e.g. Hooft’s "Geeraerdt van Velsen" (and "Granida" (1620), Roemer Visscher’s "Sinnepoppen" (1618), Daniel Heinsius’s "Nederduytsche poemata" (1616), the "Thronus Cupidinis" (and reprints of Jacob Cats’s "Silenus Alcibiadis" en "Maechden-plicht" (1622). Many of these were typographic jewels as well. Ref. Leendertz (Hooft) - Landwehr (LC) & (Romanic). - Adams/Rawles/Saunders (Fr. embl. bks) F.- Embl. bks Leiden - Simoni (BL) H-- STCN - Annotated ed. by K. Porteman (digital ed. DBNL, 2002).

Informations about the auction
Title: Auction 29.03.2019
Date of the auction: 29 Mar 2019
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