à Amsterdam: chez E. Maaskamp, près du Palais, 1816. First Edition thus. Half-Calf. Oblong foolscap 8vo (113 x 162mm): pp, with title-page vignette by W. van Senus and 37 finely executed aquatints printed in sepia by L. Portman after G. J. Michaelis, F. A. Milats and others, each followed by numbered letterpress leaf with descriptive text in Dutch and French translation on verso. Contemporary brown half leather with vertically ribbed matching cloth sides, marbled end papers. The plates are of historic buildings, monuments, and statues, as well a scenes of Dutch cultural life, including ice skating, boating, and the like, in Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Utrecht, Delft, Haarlem, and other locales. Old manuscript ex libris (in English) to first blank of Ada Sylverwood [?] Eames, 1880, who has inscribed on facing paste down: "A sacred relic from old Ruddington." A fine example, tightly bound and clean throughout, with strong impressions of the plates. Landwehr (Dutch Books with Coloured Plates) 369. Fine. Item #BB1775
First separate edition of this rare guide for tourists to the northern provinces of the Netherlands, text originally published by Maaskamp in its Reuse door Holland series, between 1806 and 1812. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. (Fine Editions Ltd is a member of the Independent Online Booksellers Association, and we subscribe to its codes of ethics.).