Willem Frederik Hermans - Nooit meer slapen [De echte 1e druk en de legpuzzel] - 1966/1969

Willem Frederik Hermans - Nooit meer slapen [De echte 1e druk en de legpuzzel] - 1966/1969
Literature - Quantity: 2 - Book

1. Nooit meer slapen - Amsterdam - De Bezige Bij - (febr.) 1966 - 1st edition - LRP 173 - paperback 20 × 12.5 cm - 249 pp - name on endpaper, the back cover lacks a small piece of red at the edge, otherwise a fine copy.
The real 1st edition with the famous misprint on p. 220: “haudt” instead of “houdt”.

2. Nooit meer slapen. Jigsaw puzzle - De Bezige Bij - n.d. - 9 × 13 = 117 pieces, 20 × 27.5 cm - never used, still in cellophane - fine

The puzzle was made after a photo by W.F. Hermans. The year of publication is unknown to me. The first edition to have this photo as a cover was the sixth edition from 1969. This cover was used until the 14th edition from Oct./Nov. 1977 (J.M.A. Buiskool Toxopeus et al., Van pulp tot pléiade; 2021)

Last 1 September it was 100 years ago that W.F. Hermans was born in Amsterdam. His 100th birthday did not pass unnoticed. A memorial stone was placed in the Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam, two books were published on his life and work (Jan Wim Derks and René Hesselink (eds.): ‘Hermans Honderd’ and a complete photo bibliography of his work, ‘Van pulp tot pléiade’, compiled by J.M.A. Buiskool Toxopeus, J.W. Derks, J. Tiggelaar and J. Glerum), and in the Museum Meermanno in The Hague the exhibition “W.F. Hermans in vorm” was opened.
Well-deserved attention and appreciation for one of the greatest Dutch writers of the 20th century.

Lot details
Number of Books
Author/ Illustrator
Willem Frederik Hermans
Book Title
Nooit meer slapen [De echte 1e druk en de legpuzzel]
Publication year oldest item
Publication year youngest item
1st Edition
Original language
De Bezige Bij
Number of pages
20×12 cm
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