"Dit boekje is buitgemaakt in de Hoofdstad Wantanpani" [= Watampone, Capital of Bone, South Sulawesi]. Te (?) Kiefte, Eur. Sergt. Mg.Hb. No. 47183.

KIEFTE, P.G. DE, [1873-1935, Sergeant, Stamboek Nr. 47183],

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S.I., s.n. ["Watanpani"], [circa], 1906. Small 8°., original boards. Original Diary in pencil kept by European Sergeant Royal Dutch East Indies Army KNIL, P.G. de Kiefte, army registration Mg.Hb. No.47183, 14 July-27 September [1906], during the penal expedition against the Principality of Bone or Boni, South Sulawesi. [6]pp. in buginese script, NOT transcribed; [48]pp. of dutch text (actual diary). Tog. 47 unnumbered leaves, some left blank. ADDED: an official testimonal of proficiency and good behaviour on behalf of P.G. Kieften (sic!) issued by a secondary school at Gorinchem municipality, dated May 1886, AND an official extract from a Marriage certificate, issued by Rotterdam Civil Administration, de dato 20 August 1947, marriage certificate of Kiefte, Eduard Cornelis (one of two sons of P.G. de Kiefte) and Van Den Bos, Emma, loosely inserted. Original dutch language diary in pencil kept by European Sergeant Royal Dutch East Indies Army KNIL, Pieter Gerardus de Kiefte (1873-1935), born at Meerkerk village near Gorinchem municipality, The Netherlands, in which his experiences have been jotted down during the second [penal] expedition against the Principality of Bone or Boni South Sulawesi. Diary with first-hand information on emarkation of troops, combats with Boni troops and small local units, conquest of Watampone, day's marches,patrols, bivouacs, including crifical notes on military clothing and armament, poor nutrition and in general soldiers' hard life during an expedition. A rare original document. (covers heavily shaved and worn, scribbling inside both covers, copy a bit dull). Bookseller Inventory #

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