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cover of The 1000 Deaths of Pete Boardman (Original manuscript for an unpublished novel)

The 1000 Deaths of Pete Boardman (Original manuscript for an unpublished novel)

by W.M. Bruckner

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Unknown
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N.p.: N.p., Unknown. Carbon typescript manuscript for an unpublished novel. With holograph ink and pencil annotations throughout, most noting editorial revisions. A chronically ill Palm Springs realtor finds himself unexpectedly framed for murder. Set in Palm Springs, CA. Ordered but unbound leaves, housed in a grey Southworth Typewriter Paper box. Title page present, with credits… Read more
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Song of Salt (Original manuscript for an unpublished collection of poetry)

by Carol Ohmart writing as Carolyn Salt

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1970
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N.p.: N.p., 1970. Draft manuscript for an unpublished collection of poetry by actor Carol Ohmart, writing under the name Carolyn Salt. Carol Ohmart worked with Paramount Pictures in the 1950s-notably in Michael Curtiz's "The Scarlet Hour" (1956)-but enjoyed a prolonged hiatus from film in later years, studying New Age spiritualism through the Los Angeles-based Church of Divine Consciousness… Read more
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cover of Romeo, Grown Old (Hand corrected draft typescript for the 1974 prose poem)

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N.p.: N.p., 1974. Original draft typescript for the 1974 prose poem "Romeo, Grown Old." SIGNED by poet James Wright at the top right corner, with his annotations in holograph ink and pencil throughout, noting editorial revisions. Stamps of the American Poetry Review and Temple University on the bottom portion of the page. The poem was first published… Read more
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cover of Lines Written for Gene Kelly To Dance To (Original manuscript, annotated, inscribed by Carl Sandburg to Nelson Riddle)

Lines Written for Gene Kelly To Dance To (Original manuscript, annotated, inscribed by Carl Sandburg to Nelson Riddle)

by Carl Sandburg (poem); Nelson Riddle (composer); Gene Kelly (starring); Joseph Cates (director)

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1959
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N.p.: N.p., 1959. Original carbon typescript manuscript of Carl Sandburg's 1959 poem. INSCRIBED by Sandburg to Nelson Riddle: "Nelson Riddle / Ever good wishes / Carl Sandburg." Additional annotations in holograph pencil and ink by Sandburg throughout, as well as a few annotations relating to tempo and structure, presumably made by Riddle, in holograph pencil. The poem was… Read more
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cover of Original Hüsker Dü setlist, handwritten by Bob Mould, from the June 16, 1982 concert at the On Broadway Theatre in San Francisco

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N.p.: N.p., 1983. Vintage Hüsker Dü setlist, executed in holograph ink by guitarist Bob Mould, from the June 16, 1982 show at San Francisco's On Broadway Theatre, with a corresponding holograph ink annotation of "OB 6-16-82" on the lower right corner of the verso. Full provenance available. The setlist features 20 songs from "Land Speed Record" (1982), "In… Read more
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cover of Archive of original typed and handwritten manuscripts and galleys for novels by Gerald A. Brown, 1960s-1990s

Archive of original typed and handwritten manuscripts and galleys for novels by Gerald A. Brown, 1960s-1990s

by [Author archives] Gerald A. Browne

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Published
1990
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N.p.: N.p., 1990. Archive of original material belonging to mystery and crime author Gerald A. Browne, consisting of 19 typed manuscripts, 13 handwritten manuscripts, 8 corrected galleys, 3 screenplays, and extensive handwritten, typed, and xerographically duplicated materials pertaining to all novels in the author's oeuvre. Browne was born and raised in Litchfield County, Connecticut. He attended the University… Read more
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cover of Little Shoes (Original manuscript for the 1951 short story)

Little Shoes (Original manuscript for the 1951 short story)

by Jack Lewis

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Published
1951
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N.p.: N.p., 1951. Vintage manuscript for a short story, originally published in the December, 1951 issue of "The Link" magazine. With a few holograph pencil annotations throughout addressing grammatical revisions. On Christmas Eve in South Korea, a soldier with tiny feet decides gives his new shoes to a small Korean boy who has been traveling with his outfit.… Read more
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cover of Tree, A Happening (Original instructions for the May 19, 1963 Yam Festival event, with contemporary Kaprow signature and date)

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N.p.: N.p., 1963. Original spirit duplication instructions for Allan Kaprow's "Tree, A Happening," a performance art piece which took place as part of The Yam Festival, at painter and sculptor George Segal's farm in South Brunswick, New Jersey, on May 19, 1963, with Kaprow's contemporary signature, "Kaprow May '63" in holograph ink on top of first page. The instructions… Read more
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cover of The Last Chance (Original manuscript for the 1976 novel)

The Last Chance (Original manuscript for the 1976 novel)

by Rona Jaffe

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Published
1976
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N.p.: N.p., 1976. Draft manuscript for the 1976 novel. With xerographically duplicated holograph annotations, all substantive changes, on nearly every page. The author's ninth novel, about a group of friends, four women their late thirties. Loose leaves, ordered but unbound. Title page present, with credits for novelist RONA JAFFE. Approximately 320 leaves, with last leaf of text… Read more
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cover of The Rivals (Original script for an unproduced play)

The Rivals (Original script for an unproduced play)

by Richard Sheridan (playwright); June Shannon (adaptation)

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Published
1950
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N.p.: N.p., 1950. Ribbon copy typed manuscript for an unproduced play, with essays on the history of the project, the production, casting, and set/costume design written by June Shannon, a drama student at the Carnegie Institute of Technology. With extensive holograph annotations in ink and pencil on virtually every page, and 15 hand painted watercolor sketches of set and… Read more
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cover of Spook Country (Archive including original corrected manuscript and corrected galleys)

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N.p.: [G.P. Putnam's Sons / Viking Press], 2007. Archive containing the author's original corrected printed typescript and corrected galleys for the 2007 novel, both dated February 2006. Annotations in both documents by author William Gibson and a proofreader in various colors of holograph ink (typically Gibson's are in red and proofreaders' are in green). The second novel… Read more
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cover of Blood on the Moon [L.A. Death Trip] (Original typescript for the 1981 novel, with autograph letter signed)

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(Los Angeles): N.p., 1981. First draft manuscript for the 1984 novel, dated 1981, and here under the working title "L.A. Death Trip." INSCRIBED by Ellroy on one of two title pages (with another unused title, "Because the Night," crossed out), in which the author identifies this typed manuscript as a "precursor" draft to "Blood on the Moon" and specifies… Read more
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cover of The Condor and the Serpent (Original manuscript screenplay for an unproduced film)

The Condor and the Serpent (Original manuscript screenplay for an unproduced film)

by Nick Hurk and Ben Roberts Davis (screenwriters); Nick Hurk and Ben Roberts Davis writing as Hurk Davis (novel)

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Published
1982
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N.p.: N.p., 1982. Original handwritten manuscript for an unproduced film. Laid in with the script is an undated revision page, as well as a receipt from Fisher Graphics itemizing two copies of the script be printed and collated. Based on the 1968 novel "Legion of Outcasts" by Nick Hurk and Ben Roberts Davis writing as Hurk Davis. A… Read more
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cover of Lies, Inc. [The Unteleported Man] (Publisher's Setting Copy and Proof for the 1984 Reissue)

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London: Victor Gollancz, 1984. Setting Copy and Publisher's Uncorrected Proof for the 1984 novel "Lies, Inc," the posthumously-published first appearance of author Philip K. Dick's revised novel written from his earlier short story "The Unteleported Man." First published in 1964 in Fantastic Magazine, the rights to "The Unteleported Man" were subsequently purchased by Ace Books, and Dick… Read more
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cover of Nog (Original first draft manuscript and archive for the 1968 novel)

Nog (Original first draft manuscript and archive for the 1968 novel)

by Rudy Wurlitzer

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Published
1968
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N.p.: N.p., 1968. Archive of manuscript material for Rudolph Wurlitzer's 1968 debut novel "Nog," including a complete first draft of the novel, showing significant differences from the published version and with an unpublished final chapter, and over 300 loose manuscript pages, both with extensive holograph annotations throughout. As complete and detailed an archive regarding a writer's creative process as… Read more
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cover of After Forty Years: The Daring Young Man On The Flying Trapeze. Stories, Tales, Fables, Legends (Original manuscript for an unpublished novel)

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N.p.: N.p., 1974. Draft manuscript for an unpublished novel, circa 1974. The Saroyan collection at UC Berkeley holds two copies of the manuscript, with slightly shortened titles, from which we date our copy. White untitled self wrappers. Title page present, with credits for novelist William Saroyan. 141 leaves, with last leaf of text numbered 139.… Read more
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cover of Pieces of My Youth: Selected Early Writings (Original manuscript for an unpublished collection)

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N.p.: N.p., 1970. Draft manuscript for an unpublished collection of early work. Most of the pieces, which include plays, short stories, and poems, were written in the 1940s, and have been published in various editions or collections subsequent to this manuscript. Presumably unpublished material includes occasional brief notes or reflections on the pieces by Williams, alternate versions,… Read more
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cover of Sam Harkharkalark's Horror at the Dreadful News: A Play in Thirteen Scenes (Original manuscript for an unproduced play)

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N.p.: N.p., 1974. Original manuscript for an unproduced play, circa 1974. The Saroyan collection at UC Berkeley holds a single copy of the manuscript, from which we date our copy. A follow up to Saroyan's earlier play "Sam the Highest Jumper of Them All." 21 pages, with the last leaf of text numbered 18. Mimeograph… Read more
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cover of Trig Tratatat (Original manuscript for an published story)

Trig Tratatat (Original manuscript for an published story)

by Williams Saroyan

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Published
1964
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N.p.: N.p., 1964. Original manuscript for an unpublished short story, circa 1974. The Saroyan collection at UC Berkeley holds two copies of the manuscript, from which we date our copy. 10 pages, with the last leaf of text numbered 7. Mimeograph duplication. Near Fine overall without wrappers as issued, bound with a corner staple. … Read more
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cover of Ten Days That Didn't Shake The World, Or Even Disneyland (Original manuscript for an unpublished story)

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N.p.: N.p., 1976. Draft manuscript for an unpublished short story, circa 1976. The Saroyan collection at UC Berkeley holds two copies of the manuscript, from which we date our copy. Teal titled Studio Duplicating Service wrappers. Title page present, with credits for novelist William Saroyan. 36 leaves, with last leaf of text numbered 35. Mimeograph… Read more
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