Auction 351 Old & Rare Books - Religion

HOBURG, Chr. Levendige Herts Theologie, Dat is: Een Aendachtige Betrachtinge hoe Jesus in des Menschen Herte woone ende wercke, ende hoe hy in 't Herte des Lief-hebbenden sy alles in allen. Amst. Chr. Luycken, 1661. 94 pp. W. 22 charming emblematical engr. (by ??) in text (c. 90 x 60 mm each), 2 of which w. German text in the image. Sm-8°. Mod. vellum. (Some faint staining throughout, but a very good copy).

The emblems remind of the ones which occur in the well-known 'Cor Iesu amanti', a sequence of engravings by Anthonius Wiericx in which the heart represents a house where the infant Jesus comes to live in. The author claims to have found the 'images' in a French source, which might well be Étienne Luzvic's 'Le Coeur Devot Throsne Royal de Iesus' (i.a. 1627) illustrated with the Wiericx sequence. There exists - according to Heijting - also a German edition 'Lebendige Herzens-Theologie' from the same year 1661 which recently came to light, but this/our Dutch edition is nowhere to be found. Our copy has the same plates as the German edition of 1691. - Praz, p. 370 & Landwehr 313 (both listing the Dutch edition of 1686); Emblem Books in Leiden has 2 Dutch editions (1686 & 1701), but w. other plates; VD 17 has 2 German editions (1676 and 1691, but not 1661?); W. Heijting ' Chr. Hoburg's Lebendige Herzens-Theologie (1661): A Book in the Heart of 17th-c spirituality'. In: Religious Minorities and Cultural Diversity in the Dutch Republic. (2014), p. 192-207.

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