Gesigneerd – Robert van Gulik – The Given Day – Vanaf vrijdag 25 oktober op de Catawiki veiling.

Gesigneerd; Robert van Gulik – The Given Day: An Amsterdam Mystery, with seven blueprints – 1964

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Dit zeldzame boekje van Boek2, een eerste editie met handtekening en opdracht van de auteur Robert van Gulik, wordt vanaf vrijdag geveild bij de veilingsite Catawiki.

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Item details:

Robert van Gulik – The Given Day: An Amsterdam Mystery, with seven blueprints – Kuala Lumpur, Art Printing Works 1964 – 1e druk – 132 pp. – Paperback.

Conditie: Goed exemplaar, iets roest, GESIGNEERD door Robert van Gulik met een handgeschreven opdracht aan W.H. van Hasselt (gedateerd: 14 october 1965).

N.B. Gesigneerde opdrachten van Van Gulik komen niet vaak in de handel.

Robert van Gulik, internationally known as the author of ten novels about the adventures of Judge Dee, the master-detective of ancient China, here embarks upon an entirely new endeavour: a crime-story about present-day Amsterdam.

The Given Day is the breathtaking account of what happened in Amsterdam between the 28th and 29th February. Through the fact that February has one extra day that year, the destinies of several complete strangers of widely different national and religious background unexpectedly become entangled. In nocturnal Amsterdam east and west clash and murder is the result.

The fast action covers barely twenty hours. But in this brief space of time more than one riddle is solved: a tragedy that occurred on the island of Java many years ago; the fatal oversight of a Sheikh’s clerk in Cairo; the antecedents of an ex-Nazi leader; the emotional conflict between two Arab agents; the intriguing affair of a Dutch boy and girl; and last but not least the mystery of Johan Hendriks, the narrator of six of the seven chapters of this story, whose torments are revealed in three successive Zen-flashes of blinding intensity.

Collectable.

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