LOT 1218

"Kromoblanda". Over 't vraagstuk van "het Wonen" in Kromo's groote land

H.F. Tillema. Den Haag, H. Uden Masman (1-5)/ N.V. "Adi-Poestaka" (6), 1915-1923, 6 vols. in 7 bindings, with coloured maps, plans and countless pasted photographic plates, contemporary uniform half cloth with the original front cover pasted, folio.

Good set with some small defects such as (remains of) library stickers on front covers and the usual foxing, complete with the exceptionally rare 6th volume! Hendrik Freerk Tillema (1870-1952) owned a small business in Semarang named "Hygiena", which produced bottled water, together with his Semarangsche Apotheek. He was obsessed by improving the daily hygiene of the local population, and wrote about the awful living conditions in the city kampongs in books published by himself. He returned to the Netherlands in 1914 and there wrote his most important work "Kromoblanda".

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