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

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Ons huis. Leerrede, gehouden den 18 Augustus 1873, in de Nieuwe Kerk te Amsterdam.
Amsterdam, H. de Hoogh & Co. 1873 (Nederlandsche Stoomdrukkerij, Amsterdam). 35 pp., 31cm.
Published: October 1873.
On the cover: De mensche gaet na sijn eeuwigh huys. Ick sal u op saphyren grontvesten.
On the title page: Ick sal u op saphyren grontvesten. Jesaia LIV:11.
Dedication dated: Amsterdam, October 24, 1873.
Dedication, see also: 1923.07 (pp. 171–172).
Complimentary copies.
Limited edition.
Illustrated cover; all pages of type enclosed in a border.
Trade edition, see: 1873.09.
RKB 51.
ET: Our house. Sermon delivered on August 18, 1873 in the Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam.

A sermon on Ecclesiastes 12:5, delivered in the Nieuwe Kerk on Monday, August 18, 1873 (at least according to the title page) and subsequently written down from memory (cf. 1873.07). The sermon deals with the meaning of family life at home. On October 29, 1872, his thirty-fifth birthday, Kuyper had received a house from his friends as a present. His expressions of spiritual gratitude for this gift form the content of this sermon. After the completion of renovations, he and his family took up residence in their new home in May 1873. The house had a stone plaque with the name De Safyrberg [The Mount of Sapphire]. The address of the house was at that time IJgracht U 28, Amsterdam; it later became Prins Hendrikkade 183, Amsterdam. The house was torn down during the construction of the IJ tunnel and the plaque was set in the facade of the Amsterdam Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 24–26.

Printed on heavy stock with a typeface similar to that of 1880.09, this limited, large-format edition of the sermon, which Kuyper personally signed and dated on October 24, 1873, includes a special dedication to the 190 friends who had given the house the year before. Each of these friends received a copy of this lovely presentation edition, which is also notable for its colorful cover depicting a cross in a doorway. The sermon text is printed above the cross and the words from Isaiah 54:11c, also from the Dutch Authorized Version of 1637, are printed underneath: “I shall lay thy foundations with sapphires.”