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A finely illustrated history of Amsterdam

[FOKKE, Jan].
Amsteldam en zyne geschiedenissen, in het kort.
Amsterdam, Johannes Allart, 1788-1792. 6 volumes. 12mo. With 28 engraved plates (13 folding; 15 full-page) by D. Vrijdag, N. van de Meer, T. Elffers and J. Buys. Publisher's boards. 243; 281; 249; 236; 245; 228, [24] pp.
€ 950
First edition of this history of Amsterdam in the form of conversations between a father and his son, adapted from Wagenaar's Amsterdam in zyne opkomst, aanwas, geschiedenissen. The fine illustrations include folding views of the theatre, Felix Meritis, Amstelveen, Diemen, Ouderkerk, Slooten, a folding plan of Amsterdam in 1200, and full-page plates showing historical events, including the Anabaptists running naked through Amsterdam in 1535.
Some quires loose; the plan torn at fold; boards damaged. A very good, uncut set in publisher's boards. Buijnsters, School- en kinderboeken, 1087; Haitsma Mulier & Van der Lem 166c; Nijhoff & V. Hattum 315; STCN (8 copies, all but 3 lacking the publisher's boards).
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