Original handwriting by Godfried Bomans in ballpoint pen with deletions and corrections. 27.5 x 21.7 cm. Seven pages, numbered by Bomans, written on one side, held together by three staples on the left. On own stationery ('Godfried J.A. Bomans/ Parkweg 10, Bloemendaal/ Telephone 0 2500-63777/ Gironummer 278524'). Not signed. Tear in first page, glued (on the back) with sellotape.
An original (working) handwriting by Bomans with corrections and improvements, you don't come across that every day! Manuscript and typescript have served as copy for the 1972 (thus posthumously) published by Amsterdam Boek and illustrated by Cornelis van Velsen of this story written for children. Most likely Bomans wrote the story in 1971, the year he died.
Attached: the same text in carbon copy of typescript. Twelve sheets held together by a staple at the top left. Stamped 'INTERNATIONAL/ LITERATURE BUREAU/ Koninginneweg 2 A/ HILVERSUM' on the first page. This agency was founded in 1951 by Herman Kohn and still exists today, now continued by his granddaughter.