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WINKLER PRINS, ANTHONY (1817-1908), - Geïllustreerde Encyclopædie . Woordenboek voor Wetenschap en Kunst, Beschaving en Nijverheid. Met Medewerking van vele Vaderlandsche Geleerden. [Eerste druk; First edition].

Amsterdam, C.L. Brinkman, 1870-, 1882. 15 text-volumes and a plate volume. Together 16 vols. Stout 8°. Later private clothbacked paper covered boards. Numerous monochrome steelengravings in text, some full-page, each volume with a register at rear end, except volume 1 (complete), general register to all volumes at rear of volume 15. Plate volume with numerous monochrome steelengravings on plates, of which some coloured. FIRST edition of the FIRST ever published dutch encyclopaedia, almost single-handed compiled by Anthony Winkler Prins, dutch author and poet, politician, minister and freemason at the end of the nineteenth century. Numerous editions were to be published and the name Winkler Prins became a trade-name. COMPLETE set, WITH the plate volume published in 1882. Still of great historic and lexicographic interest. Good set. Rare. (some occasional marginal spotting in volumes, final page of volume I damaged at front rim with some minimal loss of text, some ti.-p.'s a bit dustsoiled with minor skilful restorations, a good, clean and tight copy however).
EUR 850.00 [Appr.: US$ 1005.94 | £UK 724.5 | JP¥ 110323] Book number 53186

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