Uitg. ter aanmoediging en verspreiding der Schoone Kunsten.

Vol. 1-20 (all). 's Gravenhage, 1840/41-1859, then
New Series: vol. 1-18 (all). Leyden, 1860-1877, then
Series 3: vol. 1-14 (all & last). Leyden, 1879-1910. Folio; bound in various bindings, contemp. green h.cloth or brown h. leather over marbled boards and original red decorative gilt cloth. Some bindings repaired; one spine loosening.
With more than 750 hors-texte plates. Lacks 4 vols.(i.e. vols. 6, 18 ; Ser. 3 vols.2 and 4)
The most important art periodical published in The Netherlands prior to 'Oud Holland'; publ. by the 'Maatschappij voor Schoone Kunsten'. Also important literary contributions (Hofdijk, Ten Cate, Bosboom Toussaint, J.A. Alberdingh Thijm, C. Vosmaer, J. ten Brink, G. Keller, K. van Lennep, etc.). The hors-texte plates are mostly lithographs and steel-and wood engravings after J. Bosboom, J.A. Canta, J.B. Jongkind, W. Roelofs, J.H. Weissenbruch, Alma Tadema, Ch. Rochussen, A. Schelfhout and in last series photogravures after L. Apol, O. Eerelman, J. Israels, Th. Schwartze, G.H. Breitner, H.W. Mesdag, Jacob & Wilem Maris, J. H. Wijsmüller a.o. Year 7 (1846) is in 2nd ed. In vol. 19 only 2 plates (of 24) present, from 5 other volumes a total of 8 plates is lacking. Some plates with a stamp, brown spotted or slightly waterstained and one vol. well thumbed, but still on the whole a fine set. So complete very rare now.