Original Manuscripts from Royal Books, Inc.

New Arrivals

No cover image available

The Last Chance (Original manuscript for the 1976 novel)

by Jaffe, Rona

Seller
Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1976
Item Price
$450.00

Show Details

Description:
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
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$450.00
No cover image available

The Rivals (Original script for an unproduced play)

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

Seller
Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1950
Item Price
$1,650.00

Show Details

Description:
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
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$1,650.00
image 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 Hurk, Nick and Ben Roberts Davis (screenwriters); Nick Hurk and Ben Roberts Davis writing as Hurk Davis (novel)

Seller
Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1982
Item Price
$475.00

Show Details

Description:
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
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$475.00
image of Lies, Inc. [The Unteleported Man] (Publisher's Setting Copy and Proof for the 1984 Reissue)

Show Details

Description:
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
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$5,500.00
image of Nog (Original first draft manuscript and archive for the 1968 novel)

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

by Wurlitzer, Rudy

Seller
Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1968
Item Price
$30,000.00

Show Details

Description:
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
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$30,000.00
image of After Forty Years: The Daring Young Man On The Flying Trapeze. Stories, Tales, Fables, Legends (Original manuscript for an unpublished novel)

Show Details

Description:
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
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$225.00
image of It's a Howdy Doody World

It's a Howdy Doody World" song manuscript and typed letter signed by composer Edward Kean, circa 1949

by Kean, Edward (composer); Bob Smith (starring)

Seller
Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1949
Item Price
$850.00

Show Details

Description:
New York: Children's Songs, 1949. Original manuscript and typescript for "The Howdy Doody Show" theme song "It's a Howdy Doody World," created by and belonging to the song's composer Edward Kean, INSCRIBED by Kean in the margin: "From Edward Kean / to / the very special Scott Petersen man!," and further annotated by Kean in holograph ink. The… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$850.00
image of Pieces of My Youth: Selected Early Writings (Original manuscript for an unpublished collection)

Show Details

Description:
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… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$450.00
image of Sam Harkharkalark's Horror at the Dreadful News: A Play in Thirteen Scenes  (Original manuscript for an unproduced play)

Show Details

Description:
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
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$225.00
image of Trig Tratatat (Original manuscript for an published story)

Trig Tratatat (Original manuscript for an published story)

by Saroyan, Williams

Seller
Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1964
Item Price
$125.00

Show Details

Description:
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
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$125.00
image of Ten Days That Didn't Shake The World, Or Even Disneyland (Original manuscript for an unpublished story)

Show Details

Description:
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.… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$125.00
image of The Crips (Original typescript for an unproduced film)

The Crips (Original typescript for an unproduced film)

by Townsend, Edward A.

Seller
Royal Books, Inc.
Published
N.d.
Item Price
$500.00

Show Details

Description:
N.p.: N.p., N.d.. Typescript draft for an unproduced film. A soldier's father is killed when witnessing a gang hit in Los Angeles and the soldier, on 30 day leave from his tour in Vietnam in order to attend his father's funeral, is out for revenge. A blunt condemnation of violent gangs. … Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$500.00
image of Because the Night (Original handwritten manuscript for the 1984 novel)

Because the Night (Original handwritten manuscript for the 1984 novel)

by Ellroy, James

Seller
Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1983
Item Price
$17,500.00

Show Details

Description:
N.p.: N.p., 1983. Original handwritten manuscript draft for the 1984 novel. With Ellroy's profuse and expectedly surgical corrections to his own text throughout, and with substantial content that did not make the published edition. With a letter of provenance from Ellroy's then-editor and publisher Otto Penzler, tying the manuscript directly to its source. According to Penzler, Ellroy's… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$17,500.00
image of No City for Dreaming: A Memoir on the Murder of Marilyn Monroe [The Long Time Ago: A Missing Journal of L.A. Detective Pat McIntosh; No City for Dreaming: The Unpublished Journal of Pat McIntosh; The Most of Everything: The Missing Journal of Philip Marlowe] (Archive of 3 typescript treatment drafts for the 2002 novel)

Show Details

Description:
N.p.: N.p., 1978. Archive of three typescript drafts relating to author Don O'Melveny's novel, "No City for Dreaming: A Memoir on the Murder of Marilyn Monroe." Each draft is accompanied by an autograph letter signed explaining the premise of its manuscript. Though the drafts date between 1978-1979, the novel was not published until 2002. From the archive… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$475.00
image of 24 [Vierundzwanzig] Stunden aus dem Leben [Twenty-four hours in the life of a woman] (Typescript of novel, with corrections by Lil Dagover)

24 [Vierundzwanzig] Stunden aus dem Leben [Twenty-four hours in the life of a woman] (Typescript of novel, with corrections by Lil Dagover)

by Zweig, Stefan [Stephan] (author); Lil Dagover (actress, reader)

Seller
Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1960
Item Price
$1,500.00

Show Details

Description:
N.p.: N.p., 1960. Bound carbon typescript of Stefan Zweig's 1927 novella, made for the purpose of use by German actress Lil Dagover for her reading of same for the 1963 German LP, "Lil Dagover spricht Stefan Zweig." Dagover's name is in blue holograph ink on the front board, then again with her German address on the front endpaper, then… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$1,500.00
image of La Sauvage [Restless Heart] (Original script for the 1938 play)

La Sauvage [Restless Heart] (Original script for the 1938 play)

by Anouilh, Jean

Seller
Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1938
Item Price
$675.00

Show Details

Description:
Paris: Editions Georges Marton, 1938. Original carbon typescript for the 1938 play in agency wrappers. The play debuted at the Theatre des Mathurins in Paris on January 11, 1938 and ran for 100 performances. First published in the collection "Pieces noires" (Calmann-Levy, 1942) and published in English as "Restless Heart" (Methuen, 1957). Beige agency wrappers, 108… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$675.00
image of The Delta Factor (Original corrected manuscript screenplay for the 1970 film)

The Delta Factor (Original corrected manuscript screenplay for the 1970 film)

by Spillane, Mickey (author); Tay Garnett (director, screenwriter)

Seller
Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1969
Item Price
$2,200.00

Show Details

Description:
N.p.: N.p., 1969. Original ribbon copy typescript for Tay Garnett's screenplay adaptation of Mickey Spillane's 1967 novel. Profusely annotated by Garnett in blue and red ink on every page, and with a annotations by him at the top right corner of the first leaf: "First Draft (Work Copy)," "Screenplay by Tay Garnett," and "From Mickey Spillane's novel." Raoul… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$2,200.00
No cover image available

Christie's Auctions Catalog: Don McLean's American Pie, The Original Manuscript - Tuesday 7 April 2015

by [Christie's Auctions] Christie's Auction Catalog

Seller
Royal Books, Inc.
Published
2015
Item Price
$35.00

Show Details

Description:
New York: Christie's, 2015. Near Fine in perfect bound illustrated wrappers as issued. Auction catalog entirely devoted to the sale of Don McLean's original manuscript for the well-loved 1971 cultural anthem "American Pie." Profusely and attractively illustrated in full color throughout.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$35.00
image of Alaska (Corrected draft in five volumes, photocopied)

Alaska (Corrected draft in five volumes, photocopied)

by Michener, James; Kim Johnson-Bogart, Debbie Brothers (editor)

Seller
Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1987
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780394551548
Item Price
$350.00

Show Details

Description:
New York: Random House, 1987. First Edition. Preceding the First Edition by two years. First generation photocopied typescript (rectos only) containing photocopied annotations throughout. In five volumes. Last leaf of text in each volume states the editor's name (presumed) followed by the date(s) of revisions made, ranging from 1985 to 1987. Likely an internal draft prepared for circulation while… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$350.00
image of Notes on actor Rip Torn (Original manuscript essay, with corrections)

Notes on actor Rip Torn (Original manuscript essay, with corrections)

by Southern, Terry

Seller
Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1973
Item Price
$2,450.00

Show Details

Description:
N.p.: N.p., 1973. Seven-page manuscript, executed in holograph pencil with numerous corrections. An early rough draft of an essay by Southern regarding his first encounter with actor Rip Torn, which, oddly, is more an encounter with the concept of Rip Torn than Rip Torn himself (though Torn would ultimately become one of Southern's closest friends and confidants). The piece… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$2,450.00