Rotterdam, Nederlandsche Kioskenmaatschappij, [ca. 1901], 20 plates. Single sewn signature. Slightly worn copy with faded and somewhat damaged red cover, foxing on the inside pages. The beautiful illustrations by Chris Kras (= Jan Feith) in black (zwartjes) are combined with red lettering narrating the history of the Netherlands in a nutshell. With a beautiful and colourful ex libris on the inside of the front cover: Frederik Lodewijk Gualtheri d'Aumerie (1864-1941, Dutch notary).
Johannes (Jan) Feith (1874-1944) – from the royal Feith family – was a Dutch journalist, author, illustrator and designer of bookcovers. His interest in book design is clearly visible in the execution of this book.