PEYMA, W. VAN, Levensberigten van Arjen Roelofs Roelofs in leven broeder der orde van den Nederlandschen Leeuw en landbouwer te Hyum.


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Franeker, G. Ypma, 1829, viii,159 pages, lithograph titlepage (with facsimile of his autograph), original paper on board binding, spine damaged, written by W. van Peyma, lid van den raad der Grietenij Westdongeradeel en landbouwer te Ternaard. Arjen Roelofs (Hijum 1754 – 1828) was a Frisian farmer and astronomer, friend of Eise Eisinga of Franeker. He manufactured telescopes with his relatives, and would be decorated by the king for his endeavours, written by farmer and friend Worp van Peyma (1795-ca. 1880) who made use of the papers and annotations left by Roelofs for this book. These papers have since been lost. Library stamp on titlepage of Bibliotheek Arrondissement Sneek (titlepage) and Openbare Leeszaal Bibliotheek Sneek on flyleaf. With a contribution by W. Eekhoff. Famous book that gives insight in the remarcable quality of Roelofs work. Scarce.

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