Collection history: Provenance unknown; in the Koninklijke Bibliotheek since the nineteenth century.
Size: The collection comprises circa 30,000 titles.
Access: The majority of the books can be found in the KB-Catalogue. With the exception of broadsheets the pre-1801 imprints have been included in the STCN. The broadsheet items can be found in the KB-Catalogue and full-text in the Memory of the Netherlands-website. They must be consulted in the Special Collections Reading Room.
More information: Marieke van Delft 070-3140329
Tplacaet vande Keyserlicke Maiesteyt geroerende alle heresijen, ketterijen ende verboden boucken. Delft 1544. Shelfnumber Plakk. Q 2:6.
Verpachtinge of verhuuringe van de respective visscheryen der stad Haerlem. Haerlem 1735. Shelfnumber Plakk. F 226:4.
Reglement voor de stads-schoolmeesters binnen Haerlem. Haerlem 1757. Shelfnumber Plakk. Q 265b:11.
Description of the collection
Laws and statutes issued by Dutch local, provincial and national governments during the sixteenth to the eighteenth centuries were published in two forms: as broadsheets (sheets printed on one side) intended to be pinned up on the walls of city halls and other appropriate locations, and in the form of booklets (usually thin quartos) intended for the book shelves and desk drawers of civil servants. Of the hundreds of thousands that must have been published until the early nineteenth century, the KB collection of laws and statutes holds about 30,000, equally divided into both formats. Besides this collection, with an uncertain provenance, but which can be identified by the shelf-mark Plakk. F/Q + number, the KB collection of early printed books comprises numerous other government publications.
- E.M.A. Timmer. 'De verzameling plakkaten van de Koninklijke Bibliotheek'. In: Bibliotheekleven 16 (1931), p. 241250.
- E.M.A. Timmer. Alphabetisch register van onderwerpen en namen van personen en plaatsen, voorkomende in de verzameling plakkaten der Koninklijke Bibliotheek. 'sGravenhage 1937.