Veiling 354 Old & Rare Books - Dutch Literature & Language
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FOKKE SIMONSZ., A. Verzameling der werken. Amst., J.C. v. Kesteren, 1830-35. 12 vols. W. front. portr., 12 engr. ti. & 36 plates (of which 4 cold. by hand) by D. Veelwaard after J. Smies. -- Id. Verzameling van eenige hier te lande gebruikelijke spreekwoorden. 1831. W. engr. ti. & 6 plates. -- Id. Nagelaten verhandelingen en stukken. Amst., 1831. W. engr. ti. & 2 plates. -- Id. Boertige reis door Europa. 3e dr. 's-Grav., 1827. 5 vols., incl. atlas. W. front. portr., engr. titles, and atlas containing 28 plain engr. (double-p. and full-p.) and 1 fold. map of Europe. -- Tog. 19 vols. Sm-8°. All in fine identical cont. hcf. bindings w. marbled paper on sides, spines gilt and w. 2 black labels each.

Arend Fokke Simonsz. (1755-1812) is best described as a humorous observer of his time. He played an important role in Amsterdam society and has entertained audiences and readers with his comical discourses. As a speaker and writer, he consciously conformed to 'the taste of the people' in order to secure himself an audience. Behind this pragmatism, however, was also a serious, ambitious and above all socially critical writer. - Very fine set.

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