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Title: Water - Air - Water. [De Ramp]. [First original edition, thus].
Description: S.I., s.n., February, 1953. Large 8., original blank limp wrappers, illustrated dustjacket with covertitle in bold black type, Water. Ti.-p. with tri-lingual text, dutch-indonesian and english (verso blank), introduction, verbatim text of a Radio-speech as held by the H.R.H. the late Queen Juliana of the Netherlands with her full-page captioned portrait, preface with a full-page portrait of Cound Bylandt (honorary Committee Chairman), [70]pp. of captioned black/white illustrations after original air photographs, large extending coloured map featuring the flooded areas, with two inset-maps and key, register printed on verso of map, loosely inserted, 2 facsims. of letters by H.R.H. Bernhard, Prince of The Netherlands and Queen's consort at very end. Entirely tri-lingual edition, dutch-bahasa indonesia-english, including captions to illustrations. ADDED: four original issues of a leading Dutch daily De Volkskrant, reporting on the floodings with illustrations, nros. 8575-8578, February 1953. Tri-lingual edition of this publication in commemmoration of the national catastrophy which struck the Netherlands in February 1953, commonly called De Ramp (The Disaster), striking Zeeland, South-Holland and North-Brabant delta provinces, fetching some 1800 casualties and enormous devastations. Published for the Benefit of the Netherlands Flood Relief Fund. Very good copy of this rare tri-lingual edition.

Keywords: watersnoodramp floodings history zeeland south-holland northbrabant history storm legacy heritage ramp relief fund beneficiaries victims

Price: EUR 450.00 = appr. US$ 489.08 Seller: Antiquarian Booksellers Gemilang
- Book number: 50448