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[SOUTHWOLD, Stephen.] BELL, Neil.
Original manuscript: What No Woman Knows.
London: Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1955 & 1957. London: Eyre & Spottiswoode,, 1955 & 1957. The original manuscript, together with the first edition 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. 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. 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."
Bookseller: Peter Harrington [United Kingdom]
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