Blue cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine. Dust jacket very slightly rubbed to spine. *** Harry Mulisch’s first publication since his magnum opus The Discovery of Heaven and first published in the Netherlands as De procedure in 1998. Translated by Paul Vincent. *** Mixing myth, religion and philosophy with old school story telling, Mulisch is often seen as the Dutch equivalent to Umberto Eco. The Procedure – a thrilling and mysterious retelling of the Frankenstein story – was his last great novel before he died in 2010. It won the Libris Literatuur Prijs.