Adams sells the manuscript of the novel ‘I Jan Cremer’

Adams sold the manuscript of the novel I Jan Cremer (1964) to the Dutch Literary Museum - for the highest price ever paid for a Dutch manuscript!

This bestseller occupies a unique place within Dutch culture. It is recognised as a landmark in the transition from the '50s and the '60s. The manuscript was sold together with the original designs, collages and drawings for the cover and with the complete publicity campaign for the publication as conceived by Cremer. 

This extraordinary lot is more than just the original manuscript of the only Dutch novel to have sold in excess of 12 million copies. Just as I Jan Cremer is more than a novel. This 'Victory Boogie Woogie' of Dutch literature exceeds the boundaries of the genre and is one of the real crown jewels in the cultural history of the Netherlands.

Estimated € 200,000 - € 250,000

Catalogue description: CREMER, Jan. Ik Jan Cremer. The original autograph manuscript. 1964. With the original designs, collages and drawings for the cover and the complete publicity campaign for the publication as thought out by Cremer. (200.000-250.000)