FULL TITLE: Jezus en de ziel, een geestelyke spiegel voor het 't gemoed, bestaande in veertig aangenaame en stichtelyke zinnebeelden vervat in drie delen
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Written and Engraved by Joannes Luiken (Jan Luyken), 1649-1712
Printed by Kornelis vander Sys, Amsterdam
[Emblem Book/Emblemata] Luiken, Joannes. Jezus en de ziel. Amsterdam: Kornelis vander Sys, 1722. Later edition,16mo, A8-M8, pp. 190(2); full-page engraved frontispiece and 39 half-page engravings. Bound in contemporary vellum.
"A spiritual mirror for the mind, consisting of forty pleasant and edifying symbols."
First published in 1678, Jezus en de ziel (Jesus and the Soul) is one of Jan Luyken's earliest and most popular emblem books. Each of the emblems is accompanied by a Bible verse, poem, or other reference.
Luyken was a Dutch poet, painter, and engraver, trained by his father, Kasper Luyken, in Amsterdam.
CONDITION: Good condition bound in contemporary vellum, with some discolouration, bumped corners; book is collated complete with only two missing back blanks; some foxing and other stains; hinges cracked at front and back, shaken, with some pages loose (including frontispiece, p.145-176 loose from top only); engravings all present and in good shape; attached endpaper ripped at hinge; D4 with large side rip; F8 with small tear bottom edge.
BOOK MEASUREMENTS: 16mo, 16 x 10.5cm