t' Amsterdam: Anthony Schoonenburg, 1723. Later Reprint. Three-quarter Calf. Eighteenth-century reprint of Cats's masterpiece, with engravings by Breugel’s pupil, Adriaan van de Venne.16mo; engraved t-p, , 538pp, two hand-colored plates (one folding, and rare, showing children playing with crossbows, flying kites, doing handstands, and . . . ) and 35 half-page text engravings. Bound in three quarter calf over marbled boards, the flat spine in five compartments divided by gilt rules, with a red morocco label lettered in gilt. The binding is square and the tight, the pages (and particularly the plates) clean and bright. A Fine copy. Graesse I, 85. ADB IV, 72f. Fine. Item #BB0278
Later edition (originally published in 1625) of the Dutch statesman and poet's famous handbook on marriage dealing with the six chapters of a woman's life (by way of comparison to the seven ages of man): youth, sweetheart, bride, woman, mother, and widow. Originally published in 1625, with engravings by Breugel’s pupil, Adriaan van de Venne. 18th century reprint of Cats’s famous work which describes the life of a woman: youth, sweetheart, bride, woman, mother, and widow. A charming work of dialogue, prose and verse interspersed. Originally published in 1625, it was considered Cats’s masterpiece and the.