Het Boek der Liefdeszangen
A.J. G Strengholt’s Uitgeversmaatschappij N.V.
The Giesens were a prominent musical family in Dunedin. Amsterdam-born Johannes Giesen came to New Zealand in 1958, after working as a concert pianist and newspaper editor in Indonesia. He taught music, as well as art and French, at Otago Boys’ High School. Joan Giesen remains a mystery, but her very stylized bookplate in this Dutch language copy of Ovid’s Amores hints that she was also musical.
P. Ovidius Naso, “Het Boek der Liefdeszangen,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed August 6, 2021, https://otago.ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/11555.
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