[PASSE, Crjspijn van de, the younger (1597-1670)]. Les abus du mariage … Misbruick des houwelycx … The mistake off matrimonij, wherin is clearly set out the shamefull craftinesse as well by men, as women, pleading one against an other of their shamefull deceitfulnesse. [?Amsterdam:] 1641. 46 engravings on 23 plates only (of 50 engravings on 25 plates), by de Passe, woodcut initials. (Lacks C2 & C3 with illustrations no. 11-14, and the large plate of the car, a few upper margins cropped, just touching image on G1, light thumb-soiling, a few spots). [Bound with:]
TENGNAGEL, Mattheus Gasneb (1613-1652). Klucht van frik in’t veur-huys. Amsterdam: Johannes Jacott, 1642. Title-vignette, one large woodcut tailpiece. (Margins cropped, occasional touching text or headline, occasional loss of a few letters, light spotting.)
2 works in one volume, oblong 8° (149 x 182mm). Brown morocco gilt by Coverley, spine lettered gilt in one compartment, the others lavishly decorated in gilt, turn-ins, gilt edges (new endpapers). Provenance: S.A. Thompson-Yates (bookplate).
RARE. Crispijn de Passe’s work is printed in 3 languages, French, Dutch and English but some verses have also been translated into German. The illustrations depict portraits of adulterous men and women.