2240 - 2343 INDONESIA. BOOKS, MAPS, PLANS AND VIEWS, PAINTINGS, DRAWINGS, PHOTOGRAPHS
= Including 4 larger photographs by KURKDJIAN (Surabaya), i.a. railroad tracks and bridges. Mostly private shots with street views, landscapes (i.a. temples, ruins) and various pictures taken during road trips. But also some photographs showing aeroplanes during an air show with 2 letterpress souvenirs for a flight above Buitenzorg, dated 1921. And a funeral procession for the Dutch pilot Franciscus Dailang (?).
- Frontcover loose and backstrip almost loose
= Nice private album of the mother (Hanna?) of Johanna (Hanneke/ Hannie) van Valkenburg. The mother was born on 31 July; her daughter Hanneke in July 1917; a brother (Albertje or "broertje") was born in May 1921. The family lived in Gombel, Semarang, Java, and possibly owned a shop. The album contains family snapshots of the Van Valkenburgs i.a. in their own home, visiting the bathing place Kalibening, friends (i.a. the Jonkhoff family) in i.a. Bandoeng and Gombel (huis Bon-Repos), the Borobudur, "Onderneming Sringen", a ship docked in Batavia on which their friend H. Wennubst would return to Holland (Nov. 1920), of a flower corso ("G.G. Bloemen Corso", 1921) in which their car was awarded the 1st prize, and of the crashed car of H. Jonkhoff. Also with older photos probably of family members in Holland, and w. some twenty loose picture postcards sent by the father ("papi") to Hanneke in Scheveningen in the later 1920s; Hanneke had apparently returned to Holland while the rest of her family stayed in Indonesia.
= Extensive collection and attractive album showing events in the life of a young woman who appears to be travelling alone to the Dutch East Indies. Depicted are i.a. scenes from the Middle East; group portraits in mountainous areas (probably a volcano); group portraits w. schoolchildren (one w. St. Nicolaas in the Dutch East Indies); a day at the beach and girls playing football.
- Some loose photos w. some small imperfections.
= Interesting collection concerning one of the three irrigation departments established around the turn of the 20th century to control and improve the irrigation of land for agricultural purposes. The department of the Brantas river and its side river was the most important. The collection in the album is divided into sections, showing dams etc. in i.a. the river Konto (Kali Konto) (i.a. the dam Siman, dam Damarwoelan and siphon Krapak), kali Bredjil, kali Landean, kali Batan and the Wangkal canal, and the bulding of a bridge over the Brantas near Kertsono (an account of 36 photos from the start of the construction sometime in the spring of 1923 to the festive opening early 1924). Also containing photos of dam bursts and other damages (i.a. caused by the 'bandjir', flooding due to heavy rain), images from the 'subsection Modjokerto' (i.a. of the office building during the awarding of a prize to a 'mantri' of the water management, a pumping station and a water station), and some images of agricultural fields and plantations (Wadoek Kras, Wadoek Balongombo). SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XCII.
- Lacks the map and possibly one plate (no.65). Plate on frontcover loose(ning).
= Contains nice photographs by C.J. Kleingrothe, active 1885-1925 (Toekang Potret p.183).
- Colophon-page sl. foxed
= Colophon-page also reading "Origineele opnamen door N.V. Atelier Kurkdjian Soerabaia". Nice album showing landscapes and other 'tourist' scenery, (people at work on) sugar/ coffee/ rice/ rubber plantations, a close-up of a blooming robusta plant, and a fine panoramic view of Soerabaja towards the harbour and sea (one large print, 16x57,5 cm., folded in the middle; not signed), 4 attached photographs showing pages of the Weekblad voor Indië, on the sailing ship "Albertine Beatrice", which set sail for Rotterdam on February 4th, 1917, 2 group portraits (one showing the guests on the "Albertine Beatrice", the other on the "John Davie" which left for Holland on April 15th, 1917) and the ship "Nest" in a floating dry dock. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XCII.
- Trifle spotted.
= Published by the Algemeen Syndicaat van Suikerfabrikanten in Nederlandsch-Indië (mentioned on frontcover). Nice images showing the sugar cane industry from start to finish.
- Trifle foxed.
= The 'Panama-Pacific International Exposition' was held in 1915 on occasion of the opening of the Panama Canal. This album focuses mainly on the industry in Indonesia, no doubt for trade purposes, which would benefit greatly from the Panama canal. It shows images of (railway) bridges, plantations (coffee, rubber, cinchona, hemp), but also incl. some nice landscape views and views of the botanical garden "'s Lands Plantentuin" in Buitenzorg.
= A commemorative album for the agricultural exhibition of the Madri-Poerno society. The photographs show i.a. the regent of Magetan, Raden Adipati Ario Hadiwinoto (founder of the agricultural society Mardi-Poerno) and his entourage; a group portrait of the the board of the society; a group portrait of Dutch officials and the 5 regents of the residence Madioen; a Wajang-orang show; a pasar on the court yard of the regent; a school; an outdoor exhibition of various crops; a livestock exhibition and a costume ball. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XCI.
- One photo w. two archive stamps (library Koninklijk Instituut van Ingenieurs); remnants of archive tickets on foot of spine and in lower corners of covers.
= Shows the various stages of the building of this railway bridge on Sumatra, built by the ZSS, Zuid-Sumatra Staatsspoorweg, the state railway company of South-Sumatra, founded in 1911.
= Private shots. Photographs of i.a. a meeting of tribal heads at Woenga, a grave at Wari-Kaboebak and people harvesting.
- Backstrip vol. 1 partly lacking; vol. 2 spine-ends sl. worn.
AND 4 others, i.a. E. BRETON DE NIJS, Tempo Doeloe. Fotografische documenten uit het oude Indië 1870-1914 (Amst., 1961, ills., orig. cl. w. dustwr., 4to) and N. DRAKULIC, Bali (The Hague/ Bandung, 1952, 2nd ed., ills., orig. cl. w. dustwr., 4to).
= I.a. views of Fort de Kock en Merapi (1899), Kleine Boom, Batavia, Brug Pasarbaroe (Batavia), Sluis te Goebeng (Soerabaia), Bondowoso, Djocja (natives drying food), "Javasche Bank en Ir. de Greve-Monument - Padang", "Blitar. Opleidingsschool v. Inl. Ambtenaren" and Scheepmakerspark (Soerabadja).
- Lacks the fold. map; first two lvs. loose w. waterstain in outer lower corner; one plate w. sm. tear not affecting the image; sl. foxed throughout, affecting some images; some lvs. waterstained in outer margin. Binding worn; tear near foot of spine.
= Landwehr, Dutch Books w. Col. Plates 302; Bastin/ Brommer 539.
- Htitle sticking to first free endpaper along inner margin; trifle yellowed. Spine sunned.
= Werken v.h. Kon. Inst. voor Taal-, land- en volkenkunde v. Ned. Indië, Tweede afd. Rouffaer/ Muller p.30; Bastin/ Brommer p.332 and n.614; Tiele 937; Landwehr, Col. Plates 417. Rare work by this former assistant to Junghuhn. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XCIII.
- All title-pages w. library stamps; vol. IV partly waterstained in blank margins. All vols. remnants/ traces of tickets on spine; vol. I-IV spines sunned; vol. I spine frayed at foot.
= Rouffaer/ Muller Suppl. III, p.3.
Benjamins, H.D. and Snelleman, J.F. (ed.). Encyclopaedie van Nederlandsch West-Indië. Ibid., idem, 1914-1917, X,(2),782p., 3 fold. col. lithogr. maps in rear sleeve, orig. gilt cl. unif. w. the above, 4to.
- Library stamps on title-p. Spine trifle sunned.
= Studies in South Asian Culture, vol. XIV. Ed. J. Stargardt.
Langewis, L. and Wagner, F.A. Decorative Art in Indonesian Textiles. Amst., C.P.J. van der Peet, 1964, 67p., 216 (col.) plates/ ills., orig. dec. cl. w. dustwr., folio.
= Siegelaub p.201.
Gittinger, M. To Speak with Cloth. Studies in Indonesian Textiles. Los Angeles, Mus. of Cultural History, 1989, 256p., (col.) ills., orig. wr., 4to. - AND 5 others, i.a. R.Y. HAMILTON, Gift of the Cotton Maiden. Textiles of Flores and the Solor Islands (Los Angeles, 1994, (col.) ills., orig. wr., 4to) and B. HAUSER-SCHÄUBLIN, Balinese Textiles (London, 1991, col. ills., orig. cl. w. dustwr., 4to).
- Some occas. foxing/ thumbing; sl. yellowed and brittle as usual, resulting in (sm.) tears and fraying (occas. sm. dam./ missing portions) in blank margins; all vols. w. bookplate (City of Liverpool Public Libraries) on upper and lower pastedown, stamp on verso title and all plates w. (unobtrusive) blindstamp; part of textpages vol. 2 w. sm. waterstain in upper blank corner. A good copy, considering the quality and vulnerability of the paper.
= Vol. 1 and 2 with orig. prospectus bound in at the front. Rouffaer/ Muller p.2 and 218; Landwehr, Dutch Books w. Col Plates 197. "(...) what must rank, not least for variety of subject matter, as one of the finest of the nineteenth century illustrated books on Indonesia (...)" (Bastin/ Brommer p.14, w. extensive descriptions on p.14-16 and passim). SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XCIII.