# 16527

RADERMACHER, Jacob Cornelis Matthieu (1741-1783), et al.

Verhandelingen van het Bataviaasch Genootschap van Kunsten en Wetenschappen. Derde deel. [1824]

Te Batavia : Ter Lands Drukkerij, 1824. “Tweede druk” (second printing). Thick octavo, original printed orange wrappers (paper restored along spine), title with early ownership inscription, pp 48, 335, [2] index, 1 folding table, [10] blank; mild waterstaining to top edges of some leaves (not affecting legibility), otherwise clean and sound throughout.

A scarce early nineteenth century Batavia imprint.

Founded in 1778 by naturalist Jacob Cornelis Matthieu Radermacher (1741-1783), the Bataviaasch Genootschap van Kunsten en Wetenschappen (Batavian Society of Arts and Sciences) was a Dutch learned society in Batavia. It remained in existence, later adding the word Koninklijk (Royal) to its title, until 1962.

The first four issued parts of the Society’s transactions were originally published between 1781 and 1787 in Rotterdam and Amsterdam. The present volume is the Batavian reprint (hence “tweede druk”) of the third part. It includes Radermacher’s extended descriptions of the island of Sumatra and of Japan; a report on the gold mines on the coast of Celebes (Sulawesi); ornithological studies relating to native species of the archipelago; articles on the preparation of sake and soy milk; a Japanese word list; a word list of the Batavian dialect; and essays on various Southeast Asian languages.