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An ancient book, which has been in the family for at least 150 years. It's called a 'Smallegange', a sort of encyclopedia of the province of Zeeland by this guy Smallegange who wrote it in and around 1690. This particular copy is from 1696. When I got it it was in a very bad condition and so I had it restored in London. Now it will be good for a couple more centuries. It's a wondeful book with an abundance of pictures, engravings and maps, which I loved leafing through as a boy and to be honest: I still do...


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Uploaded on February 21, 2005