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.


Nadere verklaring.
’s Gravenhage, J. Bootsma 1909. 23 pp., 25cm.—ƒ0.20.
Published: November 1909.
Preface dated: November 23, 1909.
RKB 187.
ET: Further explanation.

The title indicates that this explanation is a continuation of 1909.20. The additional explanation was given in the Second Chamber on November 18, 1909 (see 1909.25, pp. 330–332). P.J. Troelstra, who first brought the “decorations affair” to light in his newspaper (see 1909.19), was just finishing a speech in which he suggested the possibility of conducting a parliamentary inquiry into the case when Kuyper unexpectedly appeared in the chamber. He was immediately given the floor to speak about the matter.

Kuyper had brought the printed speech with him. A possible explanation of why he printed these copies for personal use—of which several have survived (cf. 1885.08, 1891.05, 1893.09, 1898.15, 1899.20 [HDC], and 1917.12)—may be found in his comment in the preface that “a [hand-]written statement is so difficult for me to read.”

The publisher who had delivered the printed copy for Kuyper’s personal use begged his permission to publish it. Kuyper agreed, asking him also to include the statements given by the spokesmen of the three coalition parties on November 19, 22, and 23 (pp. [13]–23).