Univ. of Nebraska Press, 2008, Hardcover (Original Cloth), Book Condition: New Book, Dust Jacket Condition: New, Later Edition
VAN DER DONCK, ADRIAEN. A Description of New Netherland, Lincoln: Univ. of Nebraska Press, 2008. Octavo, English language edition, pp. xxii, frontis map, 177, cranberry cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine, part of the Iroquoians and Their World Series. The publisher says this edition is the only good English translation of this important piece of Americana. First issue was only in Dutch, in 1655, and the first English translation, 1841, was considered inaccurate. Field, p. 404: "A large part of this very rare work is devoted to a description of the natives of the New Netherlands." Also see Sabin 20593, Leclerq 866, Huth, p. 1514. Not in Howes. Condition of this book: Fine, no flaws. Size: Octavo (standard book size). Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: History; United States; Renaissance 16thc to 17thc; Antiquarian & Rare. ISBN/EAN: 9780803210882. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 52734.