[Printed publication, 1795, Batavian Republic] Aanspraak gedaan door Joost Romswinckel, Op Maandag des Namiddags ten 3. Uuren. 30 Nivose of 29 Jan. 1795 (oude Stijl.) in de Maare Kerk der Stad Leyden, aan Leydens en Neerlands Inwooneren., Leiden, Herdingh en du Mortier, 1795, 45 pp.
No binding, quires bound together by means of a piece of thread, 22.8 x 14.1 cm.
An ardent supporter of the patriot party, Romswinckel played a chief part in the occupation of Leiden’s city hall during the Batavian Revolution.
Romswinckel is perhaps best known for his extensive collection of old books and prints: in his lifetime, he collected around 23.000 books, 9.500 maps, and 300 (medieval) manuscripts. Though most manuscripts dated from the fifteenth and sixteenth century, Romswinckel also possessed two fourteenth-century manuscripts of the Roman de la Rose. When in 1807 a ship loaded with gunpowder exploded and ruined his house (as well as many other, neighboring properties in Leiden), Romswinckel decided it best to offer his collection to King Louis Napoleon. Finally, the Royal Library of The Hague (KB) acquired the collection in 1807.
Frayed edges, some damp stains and smudges.
Pamphlets, ordinances, Bataafse Republiek, Bataafse Revolutie, Romswinckel, Leiden
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