- Vol. 1 (drawings) contents fine; vol. 2 (lithographs) index leaf and a few plates at the beginning w. some (vague) waterstains; vol. 3 (photographs) trifle/ sl. foxed; a few mounts frayed/ w. marginal tears. Bindings rubbed/ worn along extremities; vol. 3 backstrip dam. and partly lacking.
= Highly interesting and valuable (private?) collection of images of/ concerning the railway bridge crossing the river Lek at Kuilenburg (Culemborg), which was built between 1863 and 1868, and which at the time was the railway bridge with the largest span (154 m.) of the world. Vol. 1 contains no less than 53 meticulously drawn designs of parts of the construction, pen and (colour) ink and watercolour, partly signed by either A. Verloop, G.F. Beumer, J.H. van Giessen, L.M. Pijnappel or F. Stolze and dated once ("1866 7m./3d."). The lithographs in vol. 2 are preceded by a calligraphed index-page (pen and ink) and bear the address "Lith. Druckerei der Brückenbau-Anstalt von Johann Caspar Harkort". Both drawings and lithographs are captioned "Staats-Spoorwegen [left]. Lijn H. Sectie 1 [right]. Kunstwerken. Blad No. [...]. Brug over de Lek bij Kuilenburg [centre]." The photographs (many loosely inserted, incl. quite some duplicates) come from different series, sizes ±9,5x17 cm. to ±25x42 cm., many with printed captions (2x manuscript, dated 1865) on mount above the photo (mostly "Kuilenburg. [date, month, year (1865-1868)]") and many w. the address of J.H. SCHÖNSCHEIDT (Cologne) and a few w. that of P. OOSTERHUIS (Amst.) (incl. one also w. the address of A.J. Blom, Kuilenburg). One mounted albumen print is a combination of photo and photographed drawing. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CVI.