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Early spiritual emblem book with poems and engravings by Jan Luyken

[LUYKEN, Jan].

Jezus en de ziel. Een geestelycke spiegel voor 't gemoed. Bestaande uyt veertig aangename en stichtelycke sinne-beelden.
Amsterdam, Pieter Arentsz., 1687. 8vo. With engraved frontispiece and 39 engraved emblems in text, all engraved by Jan Luyken. Contemporary vellum.

€ 1,100

Expanded third edition of one of the earliest and most popular spiritual emblem books by the well-known Dutch poet and engraver Jan Luyken (1649-1712), first published in 1678. Devoted to a Christian's love for Jesus, it contains 39 emblems accompanied by a motto, some Biblical quotations, and an explanation, or reflection. The present edition is enlarged with an extensive discussion on the "joys of the eternal fatherland". Luyken was inspired for the present emblem book by the engravings of Boetius van Bolswert for the famous emblem book Pia desideria by Herman Hugo (1588-1629).
Only very slightly browned around the margins and a few tiny spots. Binding only slightly soiled. Overall in very good condition.
Klaversma & Hannema 960; Landwehr, Emblem and fable books 474; Praz, p. 406.

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