LOT 184
SOLD €140,00

[With tipped-in manuscripts] Nacht en Ontij by K.H.R. de Josselin de Jong

Den Haag, L.J.C. Boucher, 1945, first edition, 40,(3) p., original gilt lettered half cloth (boards partly tanned).

With author's dedication in pen: "Voor Frans [Bender], deze oorlogsverzen, in vriendschap, van Kitty. 31 Jan. '46". And separately inserted (1). Portrait of the author with dedication in pen to Frans and stamped date 16 July 1943 on reverse; (2). "Rotterdam"/ "Sneeuw". Two handwritten poems on one bifolium (each 1 p.) dated Oct. '44 and Febr. 1945 and with dedication to Frans. Both poems are included in the book; (3). "Geef dat wij weer eenvoudig zijn"/ "Laat mij steenen uit de rotsen slaan". Two handwritten poems on 1 bifolium (together 4 p.), dated Febr. 1942 and with dedication to Frans Bender; (4). Letter (2 p., "Hierbij dan eindelijk de verzen") to Frans Bender, dated 1 April '45; (5). "The soldier's wife". Letterpress poem on separate sheet, with dedication in pen to Frans dated 6 Oct. '45; (6-9). Two later handwritten cards by the author and 2 handwritten letters by R. de Josselin de Jong. With: Jan Engelman. Het bezegeld hart. Amsterdam, Querido, 1947, 2nd ed., 53,(2) p., original cover (spine tanned). With tipped-in 2 handwritten letters from the author to Frans Bender, dated 26 July '45 and 13 July 1966, and two handwritten cards with the same sender and recipient.

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