Jan Van Vliet's Book of Crafts and Trades, Harry Bober, 1981, 18 Plates, Fine

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Jan Van Vliet's Book of Crafts and Trades: With a Reappraisal of His Etchings
Harry Bober
Early American Industries Association
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Notes: Fine, 8vo, folio: 11 1/2" x 9 1/4," booklet and facsimile prints: 11" x 8 1/2." Light blue cloth-covered boards with a booklet and 18 prints laid in. Booklet has light blue paper wrappers with staple binding. Gilt lettering on front cover and spine of folio. Lettering on spine slightly faded, else folio covers pristine and intact, sharp tips. Covers and pages of folio have minuscule wear to edges and tips, else pristine and intact, binding tight. A few black-and-white illustrations included in booklet. 18 black-and-white plates laid in. Plates pristine and intact. 33 pp., including illustrations, + 18 loose plates. A beautiful folio of facsimile prints by Jan Gillisz van Vliet and an accompanying booklet by Harry Bober that discusses the historiography and artistic practice of Van Vliet and his famous _Book of Crafts and Trades_. The prints are from said book by Van Vliet and charmingly depict workers in various crafts and trades such as metalsmithing, woodworking, basketry, and barrel-making. Jan Gillisz van Vliet (1605-1668) was a Dutch Golden Age artist who studied under Rembrandt. Van Vliet is best-known for his drawings and prints. Bober emphasizes that Van Vliet's work has been overlooked because he is associated with Rembrandt and argues that Van Vliet needs to be re-examined as an individual artist in his own right. Heavy and oversized items may require additional shipping.