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Author: REES, W.A. VAN, Title: Toontje Poland. (new, revised edn.).
Description: Rotterdam, Bolle, 1896. 2 vols. in 1. later blind cloth, paper-label on spine. 155, (3); 223, (4)pp., 2 frontisps., 1 circular portrait of Poland, ills. after drawings by G.B. Hooijer in text. [De Werken van W.A. van Rees, I/II]. BUUR, PD, 110(lists first edn. 1867 only). 'Biography' ofTheodorus (Toontje) Poland, born Alkmaar 1795; enlists in the Royal Dutch Navy in 1810, but transfers to the Army and leaves for colonial Indonesia 12 March 1815. Promoted Corporal 1 June 1816. Takes part in the Java-war 1825-1830; Padri-war, Westcoast Sumatra 1831-1834; Promoted Lt.-Col. 7th June 1845; Last expedition: Bali 1849. Pensioned-off as Col.tit. 7 Nov. 1853. Commander of Marurese auxiliary Corps Barisan, Bankalan, Madura 1835-1840. Bearer of the highest dutch military order Militaire Willemsorde, 4th class, later promoted 3rd. class. Dies 19th Dec. 1857, Tjilatjap-Java. Account of a stunning military career, and one of the most colourful figures in the history of Royal dutch Colonial Army, K.N.I.L. Good copy. Scarce.
Price: EUR 90.00 = appr. US$ 97.82 Seller: Antiquarian Booksellers Gemilang
- Book number: 4867