J.G. Frederiks - Biographisch Woordenboek der Noord- en Zuidnederlandsche Letterkunde
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J.G. Frederiks & F. Jos van den Branden - Biographisch Woordenboek der Noord- en Zuidnederlandsche Letterkunde. Tweede omgewerkte druk - Amsterdam - L.J. Veen - 1888 - 2nd edition - , viii, 918pp - Half leather binding - 17,5 x 24 cm.
Condition: Good - firm binding; with stamps (from the library of M.S.C. Assche, or Asse - Belgium) and numbers on half-title and title page. Attractive as a whole.
Old 19th century encyclopedia of writers and literature, each entry with short biographical information and bibliographies. With name list of registrars (especially libraries, booksellers and teachers). Bound edition in beautiful luxury half-leather binding with covers and endpapers of decorative paper, title and writer's name in gold print on the spine.
¶ Contains, among others, Lodewijk van Deyssel (found at the A of Alberdingk Thijm), Willem Bilderdijk, Louis Couperus, Multatuli (at the D), Frederik van Eeden and many other famous and forgotten names. W.F. Hermans named his alter ego Richard Simmillion and some of his characters after writer's names from this reference work.