12 June 2009
AMSTERDAM 1708 -- ROTGANS, Lucas (1645-1710). Boerekermis. Amsterdam: Samuel Halma, 1708.
4o (204 x 155 mm). Engraved title-vignette and 2 copperplate engravings. Later vellum.
FIRST EDITION. A poem in two parts describing a Dutch country fair. Each part is illustrated with a spirited copperplate showing very lively scenes of popular entertainment. The author was one of the leading Dutch poets of his time. The motto on title 'Quantum est in rebus inane!' comes from Persius (Sat. I, 1), and translates: "How much folly is there in this world!" Graesse VI:172.
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