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Attractively illustrated narrative of American 'way of life'

Zes maanden in Amerika ... met platen en vignetten. Eerste(-tweede) deel.
Haarlem, Kruseman & Tjeenk Willink, 1875. 2 volumes bound as 1. Large 8vo. With 10 tinted lithographic plates, and 27 wood-engraved illustrations in the text. Contemporary cloth. [3], [1 blank], 7, [1], 366; 6, [2], 332 pp.
€ 400
First of two editions (second edition 1879 without plates) of a travel book on North America by Martinus Cohen Stuart (1824-1878). Cohen Stuart, a prominent minister of the Remonstrant Church, visited the United States in 1873 at the invitation of the Evangelical Alliance, an international Protestant missionary society. With contagious enthusiasm he gives a very positive depiction of American society. The plates are by the leading lithographers Emerik & Binger in Haarlem, and the wood-engravings finely executed by Édouard Vermorcken (1820-1906) of Antwerp and Brussels. With Delprat Veth's wood-engraved bookplate (dated 1915 and with the artist's R-monogram) on the flyleaf and owner's inscription "Delprat, Herengracht 25b Amsterdam." Some plates foxed, but otherwise a good copy. Foot of spine slightly damaged and inside hinges cracked. A colourful account of the United States. Tiele, Bibl. 1064; for the author: E.H. Cossee. "Martinus Cohen Stuart (1824-1878) ...". in: Aspecten van het Reveil, 1980. pp. 74-88; for the engraver: Thieme & Becker XXXIV, p. 280.
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