Recueil van de Tractaten. gemaakt en geslooten tusschen de Hoogh Mog. Heeren Staaten General de Vereenigde Nederlanden, ter eenre, en vericheyde Koningen, Princen en Potentaten, ter andere zyde. 14 Tracts of Friendship and Commerce between Netherlands and other nations - most importantly, the first Trade Agreement with the United States.

Published: ‘S Gravenhage: Isaac Scheltus

Date: 1783

A collection of 14 bound tracts. This is volume 2 of a collection of Tracts - entitled ‘Recueil van de Tractaten.’ This volume includes tracts 26-39. In fact, volumes of the same title have been produced since 1697, and this appears to be the third such collection. This is of particular importance, as it includes the first treaty between the United States and a foreign power. (There were overtures of friendship and recognition from the Prince of Morocco, but this treaty was the first formal arrangement). Also included are treaties with Morocco (1753); the Two Sicilies (1753); both Sicilies (1753); Algeria (1758); Morocco (1777); United States (1783); Great Britain (1783); Great Britain (1784); France (1788) France (1788); Great Britain (1788) Great Britain (1788); Prussia (1788); Prussia (1788). Some of these are different language versions of the same treaty. Partial index to rear. 21cm x 17cm

23, (i), 38, (ii), 39, (i), 22, (ii), 26, (ii), 54, (i), 11, (i), 10, (ii), 18, (ii), 18, (ii), 14, (ii), 13, (iii), 11, (i), 12, (vi). pp.

TREATY WITH THE NETHERLANDS, OCT. 8, 1782, RATIFIED 1783. ... Tractaat van Vrundschap en Commercie tusschen haar Hoog Mogende de Staaten Generaal der Vereenigde Nederlanden, en de vereenigde Staaten van America. Benevens wederzydsche Ratificatien. In ’sGravenhage, By Isaac Scheltus, ordinaris Drukker van de Hoog Mogende Heeren Staaten Generaal der vereenigde Nederlanden. Anno 1783. Met Privilegie. 4to, pp. 54. NYP.+ [Same imprint and date.] Folio, pp. 35. Sabin 96569. The Treaty was negotiated and signed by George van Randwyk (and others) on the side of the Netherlands, and John Adams for the Americans. The ratification by the congress assembled (the final leaf) was signed by Robert B. Livingstone. There are two different versions of this treaty recorded. This is the longest version with pp. 54. The title of the edition with pp. 54 has the heading: Num. 31. Dutch and English in parallel columns in both editions. The final pages in both editions contain “Conventie tusschen Staaten Generaal der Vereenigde Nederlanden en de Vereenigde Staaten van America, raakende de hernomen Schepen.” Concerning this treaty, see E. J. Kiehl’s “Ons Verdrag met Amerika,” 1863, C., CU., H., NYP.

The binding is in quite reasonable condition, with cloth spine and marbled boards. A little bumping. Some of the tracts have staining, and some of the binding is fragile. The American treaty is in good clean condition, with a little staining to the top edge only.



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