A revised and updated version of
Abraham Kuyper: An Annotated Bibliography 1857-2010 by Tjitze Kuipers (2011)

You can buy a printed edition of this book on the site of the publisher.


Graaf von Borries. Hannover en Duitschland.
Leyden, A.W. Sythoff 1860. 32 pp., 24cm.—ƒ0.40.
Run: 200.
Published: November 1860.
Translation of: Graf von Borries, Hannover und Deutschland. Aus dem Holländischen übersetzt (Hannover: Victor Lohse, 1861 [Schlüter’sche Hofbuchdruckerei]).
Translator: Abraham Kuyper.
(RKB III, p. 470.)
ET: Count von Borries. Hanover and Germany.

Kuyper’s first publication—as far as can be known—was this translation of a German political pamphlet that spoke in favor of Friedrich Wilhelm Otto Graf von Borries (1802–1883), minister of the interior in the Kingdom of Hanover, and against his liberal opposition. The anonymous author pretended that the German edition was not the original.

Concerning the authorship of the Dutch translation, see the letters from F.H. Hesse to Kuyper, dated Emden, November 7, 1860 and Emden, November 22, 1860 (SAG), and also a letter (most likely written on November 24, 1860) sent by Kuyper to the publisher A.W. Sijthoff (UBL, Sijt. A 1860 no. 26).

A supposed French edition (Le Comte de Borries), with which Kuyper was also involved according to the November 22 letter from F.H. Hesse, has not yet been tracked down. The French title (dated 1859) appears, however, on an old, handwritten inventory of Kuyper’s writings from 1858–1912, originating from the library of the Kuyperhuis (see 1921.06).