[Album amicorum] Vrienden-Boek van Pauline en Willem Hovy
door den echt verbonden te Zeist, den 18 Mei 1866. Opening with a number of scriptural words and kept up to date to October 1914. 31 written pp. with names and/ or signatures with here and there aphorisms, verses or dedications by a highly international ensemble.
Small folio, halfleather, 31 pp. text, 130 pp. blank. With a business card with dedication. A note of thanks from HM Juliana of the Netherlands to Henriette (?) dated 2 May 1959 and signed in ink by "je Jula". Also a photo of a flooded street from 1945 by the Zeeland photographer John Merk, signed, and a typed page with a small biography. Willem Hovy was, among other things, co-founder of the Ned. Werkliedenverbond, involved with the founding of the Chr. Patroonsvereniging Boaz and member of the Dutch Senate from 1901.