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VANDERLANSCH A-B BOEK voor de Nederlandsche Jeugd
Amsterdam: William Holtrop, 1781. - A Dutch “Golden Age” ABC (ABC) VANDERLANSCH A-B BOEK voor de Nederlandsche Jeugd [by] J H Swildens. Amsterdam: William Holtrop, 1781. Engraved title-page, 27 half-page illustrations forming a pictorial alphabet + 5 full-page designs (alpabets, numerals, planets, &c), all beautifully copper-engraved. Tall 12mo, [xxxiii] 59pp + [1] colophon; original gilt-decorated green paper boards (rubbed, spine worn, front inner hinge strengthened). Housed in a cloth folding box. First edition, presentation copy inscribed by the author “Amplissimo Viro Sik-kema / Senatori Groningano / D.D. / Auctor J H Swildens”. Among the handsomest of early pictorial alphabet books for children, illustrating scenes from Dutch history captioned in verse with prose commentary. Included is an 8-page prospectus listing the different versions available in various papers, sizes, and bindings. An exquisite copy. Provenance: Fraeylemaborg Castle Library (Groningen, Holland), dispersed at auction by J L Beijers in 1971 (catalogue prospectus laid in, with description now attached). [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]
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