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This album amicorum by Jacoba Cornelia Bolten (1805-1843) is a typical example of a women's album from the 19th century: a small box in book form in which verses and wishes in Dutch, French and German are written on loose leaves by family members and acquaintances. In addition, the album often contains examples of home crafts: embroideries, needlesticks, drawings, watercolors, hairpieces, band braids and whatnot.
Signature: KB KW 79 L 40
In this album amicorum of the Hague druggist and man of letters Samuel Johannes van den Bergh (1814-1868) we find texts by great Dutch men of letters. Think of Tollens, Wilthuys, Hofdijk and Immerzeel, but also the Danish fairy tale writer Hans Christian Andersen. It is a fine example of a friendship book from the 19th century.
Signature: KB KW 133 M 117
How to be a Dutchie was made in Amsterdam around 1950 by the unknown writer couple Willy & Luc. The richly illustrated booklet describes the curious mores and habits of the Dutch in a comical manner.
Signature: KB KW 79 H 47
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