TERWEN, J.L. Het Koningrijk der Nederlanden, voorgesteld in eene reeks van naar de natuur geteekende schilderachtige gezigten. Gouda, G.B. v. Goor, n.d. (1862). (4), xxxxvi, 820 pp. W. steel-engr. title and 136 fine steel-engr. plates on mounts by J. v. Poppel, J.M. Kolb, J. Richter, (a.o.), all under tissue guards. Fol. Or. blue velvet binding over wooden brds. w. elaborate leather carved/stamped decorations in Neo-Gothic style on both sides and on spine and w. brass bosses on each outer corner; centred on the front side Anna Pauwlona's monogram (missing a small part), above it a crown and underneath two olive branches; on the back side the coat of arms of William II (alias the royal coat of arms) in alliance with that of the House Romanov, w. brass clasps and catches, all edges gauffered, gilt and coloured by hand, watered silk paste downs and endleaves. (In outstanding condition, but with some inevitable foxing in places).De luxe edition with a binding that was made especially for Queen Anna Paulowna (1795-1865), spouse of William II of Orange, with her (partly damaged) intertwined initials 'AP' on the front side. Apart from the size of the book which is much bigger than the regular edition, all text-leaves have a blue decorative border which is also extra. The edges of this book are decorated in a way that is far from common in the Netherlands. - Tiele 1086.
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