Haarlem/Leiden, De erven Francois Bohn/D. du Mortier en Zoon, 1840, iv,123pp. with engraved portrait by J.P. Lange after C.J.L. Portman, with printed autograph underneath, no binding, block broken in two. Obituary of Nicolaas Godfried van Kampen (15 May 1776, Haarlem – 15 March 1839, Amsterdam) who was a Dutch Mennonite author and deacon. While never university educated, he studied literature and history and published a large number of writings, including a history of the French domination of Europe (1810-1823, eight volumes). In 1829 he was called to teach Dutch literature and history at the Athenaeum (university) of Amsterdam. During his time in Leiden he was a deacon of the Mennonite congregation (1812-1815, 1818-1819, 1821-1829).