1668 · Amsterdam
In flowered Dutch 17th century wrappers
Vondel, Joost van den. Euripides Feniciaensche; of, Gebroeders van Thebe: treurspel / verduitscht door J. V. Vondel. Amsterdam : Voor de weduwe van Abraham de Wees, 1668. First edition. Unger p. 706. Vondel's translation into Dutch of Euripides Phoenician women. Quarto. Yellow Dutch decorative wrappers. 2 p. L., 63pp. Worn at spine, still very attractive. A good example of Dutch binding from the mid-17th century.
Joost van den Vondel (17 November 1587-5 February 1679) Dutch poet and playwright was considered the most prominent Dutch author of the 17th century. He passed away at the age of 91, writing until his last years. "He is the greatest poet the Netherlands have produced, one who is distinguished in every form and who occupies a place among the best poet of all time" (Petrus Henricus Albers in The Catholic Encyclopedia). Vondel taught himself both Greek and Latin so that he could better understand the classics.
Provenance: Bookplate A.Ch in tiny square bookplate. (Inventory #: 970)