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Abraham Kuyper: An Annotated Bibliography 1857-2010 by Tjitze Kuipers (2011)

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Tractaat van den sabbath. Historische dogmatische studie.
Amsterdam, J.A. Wormser (Amsterdam, Koninklijke Nederlandsche Stoomdrukkerij) 1890. 168 pp., 20cm.—unbd. ƒ1.60, bd. ƒ2.10.
Run: 2,000.
Published: April 1890.
Binding: full cloth; lettered in gold on front cover and spine; black stamping on front cover, blind tooling on back cover; beveled edges.
The title (111 copies) was put up for auction and acquired by J.H. Kok, Kampen, on December 12, 1907.
RKB 115.
ET: Treatise on the Sabbath. Historical-dogmatic study.

The Tractaat van den Sabbath is a more scholarly counterpart to 1889.15. Kuyper notes that practically all political parties champion the cause of giving Sundays off, but he contends that taking a day off from work is totally different from sanctifying the Sabbath. In this treatise, he defends that thesis. The first part (nine chapters, pp. [7]–75) deals with the history of the Sabbath. The second part (twelve chapters, pp. [79]–163) inquires into the meaning of the Sabbath. The final chapter puts forward fifty-six theses that, taken together, provide a succinct overview of the content and upshot of the monograph. Finally, a translation of a portion of Calvin’s commentary on Genesis 2:3 is provided.

It was originally Kuyper’s plan to include this treatise as the introduction to 1889.15. The treatise grew too large, however, forcing him to rework it for separate publication (cf. De Heraut, no. 621, November 17, 1889). In part of the print run, the numbers for pages 39 and 41 were reversed. This mistake was corrected in the rest of the print run.