Without place or printer, , 8vo., 15 pp., single signature of four folded leaves, remnants of sewing and glue over the spine, but no cover remains, good condition with clear printwork and hardly any stains, with a typographical endpiece and dated on the last page: ‘den 22 Augustus 1747’.
Concerns a falling out between the mayors of the city of Leiden. On 10 November 1717 Pieter van Leyden, Karel Crucius, Willem Paats and Johan van den Berg were appointed city mayor of Leiden. The first three seems to have been on friendly terms with each other, but turned against Johan van den Berg (1626-after 1676): ‘zoo, dat men dagelyks niet hoorde spreken als van moeilijkheden die in Burgermeesters Kamer voorvielen’ (not a day went by without talk of trouble in de Mayors' Chambers). Knuttel 17784. More on this topic can be found in: A History of Dutch Corruption and Public Morality (1648-1940), by Toon Kerkhoff, Ronald Kroeze, Pieter Wagenaar, Michel Hoenderboom.