[Stephanus HANEWINKEL] Reize door de Majorij van ‘s Hertogenbosch [Amsterdam, 1799. First edition]

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Hanewinckels scarce famous description of the meierij (bailiwick) ‘s-Hertogenbosch.

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Reize door de Majorij van ‘s Hertogenbosch, in den Jaare 1798. (In Brieven.) Met plaaten.

Amsteldam: A.B. Saakes, 1799-1800. [ii], viii, 146, [iv], xvi, 240 pp.
Illustrated with the folding, handcoloured map of the region around ‘s-Hertogenbosch (often lacking), 6 engraved plates (each showing two views), and engraved vignettes (monastery Ten Hage and the castle of Heeswijk) on the title pages.
2 vols. in one, 8vo. Original half cloth over marbled boards, with gilt ruling and lettering.

Stephanus Hanewinckel (also Hanewinkel, 1766-1856) was a Protestant preacher and author of travelogues. Although this book gives an interesting insight in everyday life at the time, the author is quite condescending about the local populace, especially the Roman Catholics and their superstitions. Although his book caused some stubborn prejudices, Hanewinkel went on to write a later book (‘Gedachten over de Meierij) under pseudonym (‘Een Meierijenaar’). He seems to want to redress his earlier wrongs in that third book.

Very good, but with a restored spine and replaced endpapers. Remains of the original spine laid down on the restoration. Some soiling, small stains and foxing, mainly in the margins. Two bookplates on the ffep.

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Weight 0.52 kg
Dimensions 22 × 13.5 × 3 cm
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Half cloth

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