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Title: Biographie Nationale publiée par L'Académie Royale des Sciences, des Lettres et des Beaux-Arts de Belgique. Série complète. Du Tôme I au Tôme XLIV (44). Complete series in 44 volumes. Original imprints.
Description: Bruxelles, Thiry-Van Buggenhout, Imprimeur-Éditeur, (later) Établissements Émile Bruylant, 1866 - 1986, 44 volumes in-8°, each volume with ca. 800-900 colums, the first 28 volumes are called '' Tome I ->Tome 28''. The volume numbering continues afterwards up till the last volume (44). But from volume 29 onwards the volumes have an extra title ''Supplément Tome I -> Tome XVI''. The last volume of the series has thus the volume numbering 44 in the series and is also volume 16 of the supplements. The first 19 volumes are uniformly bound in brown half leather (bindings worn and with some loss of leather at spines, bindings are technically sound). The following volumes are mostly sewn with printed wrapper (in 2 or 3 installments per volume , as published). Lacking are two or three printed wrappers. Some instalments are unopened. Absolutely complete set of the official belgian '' National Biography'' which contains ca. 30.000 biographies of persons who were born in the Netherlands (of which Belgium was a part before 1830), or born in Belgium, and persons who were related to Belgium or lived in Belgium. The publication spans a period of 120 years. .

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Price: EUR 3800.00 = appr. US$ 4130.02 Seller: Antiquariaat Wim de Goeij
- Book number: 1445