Veiling 358 Manuscripts, Letters a.o. Written Documents

BELGIAN REVOLUTION -- SLUIJS DE QUACK, Pieter v. (1801-1883). "Herinneringen uit mijn militaire leven als vrijwilliger bij de 5e Afdeeling Infanterie tijdens de Belgischen Opstand, 1830-1833, in Staats-Vlaanderen/in Noord-Brabant". (c. 1839, but w. ms. additions from later dates by the same hand). Ms. on laid paper consisting of 2 vols., paginated by hand: 339, (16); 261, (14) pp. and some blanks. Interspersed w. 6 drawings (partly in colour) by the author, 6 ms. plans (5 in colour), 1 fold. map of Flanders printed on silk, 11 lithogr. plates, 31 cold. costume plates, 1 portrait, and 6 o. plates. 4°. Cont. hcf. w. marbled paper brds., spines gilt dec. and lettered and raised in compartments, t.e.g.

Meticulously arranged and lovingly illustrated diary of the military campaign against the Belgians in the form of 32 letters written by the 'volunteer' Pieter van Sluijs de Quack who previously served as lieutenant in the army from 1822 to 1828. The diary - which is written in a legible hand - is certainly not only about military matters, but also contains many details about daily life, and historical events during the 3 years that S. de Q. served as a volunteer. Not much is known about S. de Q., but in 1837 Pieter de Quack acquired the addition “van Sluijs” to his surname. He served as a civil servant at the Ministry of the Interior and married in The Hague on 30 May 1838 with Elisabeth Geertruida Johanna Meerburg. From his letters we learn that he was a true patriot and that he could not bear the revolt of the Belgian people against his king. Added is a copy of a similar 'diary' edited by M.G. de Boer & J.C. Costerus 'Brieven en dagboek v.d. Utrechtschen vrijwilligen jager Pieter Jacobus Costerus, 1830 en 1831' published in 1917. Owrps. - From the library of F.C. Koch (see on his library: who owned a large collection of military books and w. his bookplate.

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