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VMs: Re: Trivia (4)
--- Petr Kazil wrote:
> D) The last time a Dutchman borrowed Brumbaugh
> the Royal Library was
> in 1997. He lives in Amsterdam. He left the paper
> label in the book, so now
> I have his address :-)
Since the Voylist has always been strong in long
shots, how about this one:
was it Anton Haakman?
(But there's also a list member in A'dam IIRC).
His book is worth reading by any Voynich
It has only appeared in Dutch and Italian, but I
strongly suspect that you can read the former :-)
"Anton Haakman, de onderaardse wereld van
Athanasius Kircher, Meulenhoff, 1991, '92, '98
(= Il mondo sotteraneo di Atanasio Kircher)"
It's a novel, but in the beginning it has the
phrase: "geen enkele gelijkenis met bestaande
personen of zaken is toevallig" (not a single
similarity with existing persons or facts is
coincidental). The "hero" of the book, one
Commendatore Beck, is someone who is really
called Olaf Hein, and who I managed to contact
once, but he was very elusive. And he turned out
not to be the Kircher expert I was hoping for.
For me, the book was an eerie read.
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