Batavian anthology :
or, specimens of the Dutch poets ; with remarks on the poetical literature and language of the Netherlands, to the end of the seventeenth century /
by John Bowring, Honorary Correspondent of the Royal Institute of the Netherlands, &c., and Harry S. Van Dyk.
|Main Author:||Bowring, John, Sir, 1792-1872.|
|Related Names:||Hessey, J. A. 1785-1870., Van Dyk, Harry Stoe 1798-1828.|
London : printed for Taylor and Hessey, 93, Fleet Street, and 13, Waterloo-Place, Pall Mall, 1824.
Dutch literature /
History and criticism.
Dutch poetry > Dutch poetry / Translations into English.
Binding of pressed boards with blue paper covers ; spine of tan paper, with lettering piece with full title.
Printer's colophon : "Printed by Richard Taylor, Shoe-Lane."--p. 242.
Advertisements : for publications by authors and works published by Taylor and Hessey-- p. [1-10] at back of book.
Introduction : "Poetical literature of the Netherlands" : "... In Holland the seeds of poetical genius have been scattered ... they are fair [and] fragrant and we have ventured to gather and transplant them to our own flower garden ... Many causes have contributed to the neglect of the Dutch writers ... A ... potent cause ... has been a real ignorance of the existence of anything that could put in its claim to the name of Belgian poetry ... The essential character of the poetry of Holland ... is a high tone of religious feeling ..."--p. 1-20.
Contents : arranged by poets' names-- p. xi-xii.
Errata-- p. [x].
Includes list of poets divided by century, spanning 13th-17th centuries--p. viii-ix.
"Notice" : "The present volume ... brings the literature of Holland only down to the time of Broekhuizen. We hope it will be soon followed by a continuation to our own days, than which no prouder period of literature has a place in the rolls of time"-- p. [vii]-viii.
Dedication : "To Bilderdyk, Feith, DaCosta, and DeClerq" : written in verse, in English.--p. [v].
T.p. quotation : "Bloeit, Hollands taal en poezij!" (DaCosta).
Introductory poem : short poem by Tollen--p, [ii].
Includes : ca. 24 separate sections ; first two discuss Dutch poetry of 13th-16th centuries with excerpts from poetry and brief biographical sketches of Dutch poetry ; remaining 22 sections devoted to individual poets of 17th century with biographical sketches and poems.
Signatures : A¹² (-A⁶) B-L¹² M¹² (-M⁶) ; wove paper.
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