[Prisons. Veenhuizen] De Vriend des Vaderlands
Een tijdschrift, toegewijd aan den roem en de welvaart van Nederland en in het bijzonder aan de hulpbehoeftigen in hetzelve. (Uitgegeven van wege de permanente kommissie der Maatschappij van Weldadigheid). First issue [= 1st volume] (no. I)-XII. Amsterdam, J. van der Hey en Zoon, 1827, 12 issues in 2 bindings, with 4 large folding lithographed views by H.V. Geelen after A. Noëns and 2 other folding lithos, 2 folding letterpress maps, various folding letterpress charts, contemporary uniform half leather with 2 contrasting morocco title shields.
Issue I lacks the title page, all other titles and the next leaf tanned; 3 large lithos are foxed and 2 have (repaired) tears (on folds); leather of the bindings dried out with resulting defects. Copy belonging to Colonel Terhorst (Venlo), who appears in the second name list of subscribers under the name of Horst, Ter (corrected to Terhorst in the 3rd name list), with his name in pen on the first name list of subscribers and on the title of issue VII.
First volume of this very rare magazine of the Society of Humanitarianism, only one copy mentioned in Picarta (volume 1827-1842). This volume is dedicated to the Veenhuizen colony, originally built to house orphans, beggars, vagrants and those returning from the Dutch Indies struck by leprosy, from 1859 already transformed into a penal institution, currently a prison. For more information, see: http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Veenhuizen_%28gevangenis%29. The relatively early large lithos depict the 1st, 2nd and 3rd "home" and the Protestant and Catholic churches there.
With: Bijdrage tot de geschiedenis der oogziekte heerschende in de rijksgestichten Veenhuizen en Ommerschans (...) by Dr. H. Snellen (Utrecht, 1865, poor copy) and 2 separate issues of De Vriend des Vaderlands, volumes 1827 and 1830. (total 5)