Author: Louis Couperus, J. Menzies-Wilson (trans), C. C. Crispin (trans)
Publisher: George H. Doran, New York, 1924.
Condition: Hardcover, no dust jacket. Minor wear to cover. Slightly tanned pages with clean text. In good condition overall.
About the book:
This book contains the letters of Louis Couperus, a famous Dutch author, written during his travels in the Dutch East Indies in 1921. It contains descriptions and opinions of the voyage, Sumatra, Java and Bali, along with 36 photographs. Couperus died while writing the foreword to this book in July 1923, and the book was published in the original Dutch a few months later. The English translation was published in 1924, and ours is the first English edition.
About Louis Couperus (from Wikipedia):
Louis Marie-Anne Couperus (The Hague, 10 June 1863 – De Steeg, 16 July 1923) was a Dutch novelist and poet. His oeuvre contains a wide variety of genres: lyric poetry, psychological and historical novels, novellas, short stories, fairy tales, feuilletons and sketches. Couperus is considered to be one of the foremost figures in Dutch literature. In 1923, he was awarded the Tollensprijs (Tollens prize).
Couperus and his wife travelled extensively in Europe and Asia, and he later wrote several related travelogues which were published weekly.