Draft typescript of Riotous Assembly; Riotous Assembly; Indecent Exposure.
The original typescript of Sharpe’s first novel, under its early title, “Els”. Sharpe’s Cambridge address is printed on the title page, together with his telephone number and the label of his literary agent, Curtis Brown Ltd. The typescript is accompanied by first editions of the Riotous Assembly and its sequel, Indecent Exposure. Riotous Assembly has the bookplate of Sharpe’s literary agent to the front free endpaper, and Indecent Exposure a bookplate to the title page signed by Sharpe.
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Original typescript of Riotous Assembly: 341 double-spaced pages, carbon copy with a few corrections in manuscript. Housed in a cardboard box. With 2 works, octavo. Original blue and black boards, titles to spines gilt. With the dust jackets. Typescript: first page a little stained and toned, some corners curling, otherwise in excellent condition. Riotous Assembly: spine rolled; an excellent copy in the jacket with sunned spine and nicked extremities. Indecent Exposure: spine rolled, boards slightly bowed; a very good copy in the bright jacket.