7pp. blank paper binding. back loose. Offprint from jaarboekje Noord -Brabant Geschiedenis, Taal- en Letterkunde. Donated by the author according to handwritten text on titlepage. Maria Versfelt was a remarcable and scandalous woman.Maria Johanna Elselina Versfelt (27 September 1776 – 19 May 1845), also known as Ida Saint-Elme, Elzelina av Aylde Jonghe, and by her pseudonym La Contemporaine, was a Dutch writer and stage actress, known for her adventurous life with the armies of revolutionary France and Napoleon and her travels in Egypt and the Mediterranean, described in her best-selling books and for ‘possibly the earliest satirical magazine written, illustrated, and published by a woman.’ She was the mistress of several French officers including fieldmarshall Ney. She wrote two accounts of her life. She took part in the march on Moscow in 1812 and was also present at the battle of Waterloo.