Wit Weiss, Herman de Vries (1967)
Stuttgart, Germany: Edition Hansjörg Mayer, 1967
124 pp., 15.9 x 12 cm., softcover
Edition of 500 numbered copies.
Book with empty pages, including an introduction by J.C. Van Schagen, which is also blank.
The first version of wit was published in 1962 and had an edition of 5. The second version was published by Hansjörg Mayer in Stuttgart in 1967 in an edition of 500. The front and back were printed as well as the first page where there was an introduction by the poet J.C. van Schagen. But the following 250 pages were blank. The latest version is the most polished. The title and the names of the author, editor and preface author have been printed in a white band that surrounds the book, which is completely white this time. On the inside of the band, there are the words: “in this book, where all contradictions have been removed and the contents of which are suitable for everyone, where we have moved beyond all problems and where nothing is cut from reality or is unilateral, we can say that this is a positive contribution to the summary of the whole.” In 2012 Zédélé Editions in Brest published a reprint of the 1980 edition.