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A doubtful comedy mocking apothecaries

[GAETE, Hendrik van de].
De ontmantelde apotheker, met de gefopte hoorndrager, blyspel.
Gouda, heirs of Lucas Kloppenburg, after 1712. 8vo. With an engraved frontispiece depicting the last scene of the comedy and a woodcut title-vignette. Disbound in modern blue paper wrapper. [16], 29, [1], [1 blank], [1] pp.
€ 350
One of the issues printed by the heirs of Lucas Kloppenburg in Gouda in the years 1713-1716. The author, Hendrik van de Gaete (1682-1719) is an Amsterdam bookseller, poet and playwright who published several comedies, sometimes of doubtful qualities. Also this comedy contains many side-hits, esp. towards apothecaries and is enacted for the greater part in a whorehouse.
Exlibris D.A. Wittop Koning. NNBW I, col. 915.
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