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s Werelts begin, midden, eynde, beslooten in den trou-ring : met den proef-steen van den selven ("Touchstone of the Wedding Ring")

CATS, Jacob (1577-1660)

Editorial: Barent Otto Smient, Amsterdam, 1671
Condición: Very Good Encuadernación de tapa dura
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12mo (155 x 90mm). In two parts, separately titled and paginated, "Lof-Sang, op het geestelyk houwelyk van godes soone" (Laudatory Song on the Spiritual Marriage of the Son of God). [44], 544pp., 120pp., [5]. Added engraved title page "Proef steen van den trou-ringh" (in addition to the letterpress title) to the first work, two engraved full-page portraits (one of prolific artist and poet Anna Maria van Schurman and one of Jacob Cats), and a full-page allegorical engraving, ‘Het Derde Deel,’ (facing p. 249) in addition to 51 half-page engravings in the text depicting scenes of domestic and married life. Engraved printer’s device depicting Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. Near contemporary vellum, ms. title to spine somewhat effaced; (some slight thumbsoiling, lightly toned with age; corners bumped). This 1671 edition based on the imprint of "Trou-Ringh" by Jacob Cats was first published in Dordrecht in 1637. Cats, a Dutch "Golden Age" poet and politician, wrote these rhymed dissertations on marriage and fidelity using very different marriage cases from literature in which conjugal ethics emerged. Cats’ method was to treat human behavior and society in all its aspects through the lens of marriage, both human and spiritual (ie. the marriage of Christ and His Church). He takes examples from the Bible (Adam and Eve, David and Abigail, etc.) and from classical and modern authors (Cyrus and Aspasia, Marc Anthony and Cleopatra, etc.). Cats tells of marriages to patriarchs, ancient and modern; cases from Israel, Persia, Egypt, from the life of Charles the Great, and of the Great Mogul and Spanish gypsies. Also included are discussions of marriage after rape, the breaking of marriage bonds, adultery, and the like. Because marriage dominated all periods and regions of the world, all classes, all ages with a variety of feelings and soul states, this work resonated with the reader although Cats’ unusual storytelling intended moral and religious teachings. He propagated that marriage, with its many possibilities and moral demands which it always must fulfill, totally belong together: as do the ring and the stone. Cats was a distinguished Dutch writer, but his Orangist and Calvinistic opinions set him apart from the liberal school of Amsterdam poets. Still, for nearly two centuries, he enjoyed enormous popularity. Wonderfully preserved, important work on 17th century societal structures, the many engravings are delightful and captivating. N° de ref. de la librería D6213

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Título: s Werelts begin, midden, eynde, beslooten in...

Editorial: Barent Otto Smient, Amsterdam

Año de publicación: 1671

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro:Very Good

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