Clandestine edition printed in occupied Netherlands
This book, Hoe warm het was en hoe ver, is privately published during the Second World War, without knowledge of the German occupation forces in the Netherlands. The imprint on the title page and the colophon (printed by ‘Joan Blaeu’ and bound by ‘Hendrick Denbinder van Delft’) are fictitious.
The text was actually written by H. Zeeman, not Hildebrand. It is a reprint of “‘s-Gravenhage en Amsterdam; Roemrijke herinnering aan de gedenkwaardige dagen van den 12den tot den 30sten November 1813”. It deals, quite appropriately, with the landing of later King William I of the Netherlands on the beach of Scheveningen.
Amsterdam: Last en Co, 1814 [=Amsterdam: F. Hoes, 1943]. Printed in an edition of 250 numbered copies, this 189.
4to., [iv], 9-51, [ix] pp. Half vellum with paper-covered boards, gilt lettering on the spine.
A vignette on the title page, printed in red with gold leaf, shows the Dutch lion rampant holding a sword and seven arrows.