[SOUTHWOLD, Stephen.] BELL, Neil.

Original manuscript: What No Woman Knows.

London: Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1955 & 1957 Stock Code: 110233
£1,500.00

The original manuscript, together with the first edition

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The original manuscript of Southwold's novel, accompanied by the first edition, inscribed by him on the third page: "Original manuscript of my novel What No Woman Knows. Begun Feb. 1, 1955 & finished March 2, 1955. Neil Bell, Brixham, Devon. April 1955."

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Description

Manuscript: quarto (253 x 198 mm). 494 pages manuscript in black and blue ink to rectos only (either on thin plain paper or the verso of discarded typescripts) in a single neat and legible hand, bound with 2 leaves of plain paper at beginning and 3 at end in plain green cloth with marbled endpapers. First edition: octavo. Original green boards, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket.

Condition

Manuscript in excellent condition with just some light foxing to edges of text block. First edition: spine rolled, a little foxing to contents; a very good copy in the jacket with a little fading to spine panel and some nicks to extremities.

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