Nescio - Mene Tekel

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Nescio - Mene Tekel - Amsterdam - De Bezige Bij - November 1946 - 1st edition - [48] pp - Hardcover - 13 x 19.5 cm.

Condition: Good - somewhat browned (as is often the case). ADDED: a 1930s bookmark 'n Heerlijk bezit is een boek gebonden door de N.V. Boekbinderij v/h C.H.F. Wöhrmann Zonen Zutphen' (woodcut by Daan de Vries).

Collection of sketches from the years 1913-1943 by Nescio, the pseudonym of the Amsterdam writer Jan Hendrik Frederik Grönloh (1882-1961). Fourth part in the 'Het Zwarte Schaap' series.
Cf. Bindels p. 19. Hardcover edition (issued in 2000 copies) with book binding design by 'Meng'.

Contains: 1. Mene Tekel; 2. Buiten-IJ; 3. Vae Victis; 4. Een lange dag; 5. Pleziertrein; 6. Dit jaar. Due to the similarity in material and atmosphere, 'Dichtertje, De Uitvreter, Titaantjes' and the stories in Mene Tekel belong together, although each forms a unity on its own.

¶ "Mene mene tekel ufarsin" is a mysterious saying that, according to the biblical story of Daniel (Old Testament), appeared on a wall during the feast of the Babylonian king Belshazzar.

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