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Author: KRUIJT, J.A., Title: Atjeh en de Atjehers; twee jaren blokkade op Sumatra's Noord-Oost-Kust. Orig.edn. (only).
Description: Leiden, Gualth. Kolff, 1877. recent cloth, title on spine, orig. light blue printed wraps. bound-up, new endpapers. Hftitle (verso blank), title, verso with imprint Leiden: Boekdrukkerij van A.W. Sijthoff. (vii), 252, [III]pp. col. lithogr. frontisp., 5 other lithographed plates of which 3 coloured and 2 plain, lithogr.P.W.M. Trap (Leyden), 5 fold. plans and maps of which 1 large at end, of which 2 drawn by C.H. Bogaert (Naval Officer). NOT in BASTIN/BROMMER; ROUFFAER/MULLER, p. 22. At the very beginning of the 2nd. expedition by the dutch against Aceh (1873-1876) the dutch general naval staff decided to implement a blockade of N.E.Coast of Aceh, in order to prevent smuggling of arms that could support the 'rebels', and also suppressing acehnese piracy. This work can be considered as one of the first publications that not only deals with the Aceh-war and her causes; it also describes in extenso customs & manners of the Acehnese, means of subsistence, housing, dress, religion (Islam), trade & industry, their military capacity, &c..The frontisp. depicts the dutch attack on Gloempang at mouth of Djoeloek River on 4 November 1873; another plate depicts Sultan's official Seals and Flags in colour. A rare publication in good condition.
Price: EUR 750.00 = appr. US$ 815.14 Seller: Antiquarian Booksellers Gemilang
- Book number: 37409