Book Collection - Manuscripts

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Anderson, Poul The Corridors of Time 1965 Amazing Stories NY. Manuscript and page proofs for the second half of this novel, published in the June 1965 issue of Amazing, and later published in book from by Doubleday. The manuscript consists of five pages of synopsis and 100 pages of typescript. The synopsis and several pages of the story are ribbon-copy typescript, the remainder are carbon-copy, but all have extensive handwritten corrections. The magazine page proofs are printed on yellow pulp paper. Laid in is the first page layout on card stock. The front pages of both the manuscript and page proofs are inscribed by the author to a well-known SF collector/dealer. Very good. Some fraying to sheet tops, and the last sheet has missing chips not affecting text.

Anderson, Robert Mailer Boonville 1999 (January) Creative Arts Books Company San Francisco. Draft version of the first edition. Comb-bound, with only the author's contact information on the cover sheet (title page.). Very good.

Anthony, Piers Macroscope 1969 Avon NY. Typewritten carbon manuscript, with notations in author's hand. Inscribed to Jeff Soyer by the author on the title page. Typed letters and typed postcard, all signed, also included in the original mailing box. Fine, some pages are creased, one of the letters is browned and chipped.

Asprin, Robert Lynn To Guard the Guardians 1980 Ace NY. Typescript manuscript with holographic corrections in various colors. Published in "Tales of the Vulgar Unicorn", the second "Thieves World" book. Fine.

Asprin, Robert Lynn Outbound n.d.. Typescript manuscript with holographic corrections in pencil. Signed on the first page. 38 sheets comprising the first three chapters plus a 5 page outline of the rest of the novel. From the Gorden Dickson estate. Fine.

Avallone, Michael Where Monsters Walk 1978 Scholastic NY. Carbon-copy manuscript of this collection of juvenile horror stories. Some corrections made to this copy, using whiteout or small stickers to erase what was there, and then typewritten corrections applied. Inscribed "7/8/89 / For Fred - / with the hope his / bread comes back / from the water - / All the best / Michael Avallone" on the title page, the lower quarter of which has been neatly trimmed. 93 pages. Three additional sheets that are photocopies of reviews, and one original typed sheet with a listing of author's credits, which are extensive. Very good.

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Berkson, Isaac B. Outline of Modern Jewish History 1926 Methuen NY. Carbon copy of typescript for an apparently unpublished manuscript. 121 single sided pages. Professionally bound with gold lettering on the spine. Berkson was a noted scholar and author who later was associated with the creation of the state of Israel. Very good.

Blaylock, James P. The Skies Discrowned (Afterword) 1992 James Cahill CA. Original typescript of the introduction the author wrote for the reprint (first hardcover) of Tim Powers' The Skies Discrowned. Four pages with an inscription to publisher James Cahill ("Here's another chapter in the wild saga of Tim Powers. Thanks for including me.") in green ink on the first page, and signed in green ink on the last page, with the date "Dec 4, 1992" and the location "Sombrero Street". Also the proof sheets for the four page introduction, with many corrections in the author's hand in green ink. Signed by the author and dated "12/4/92" in green ink on the final page. Set of eight sheets is in fine condition.

Blaylock, James P. Doughnuts 1993 (May 10) ASAP Royal Oak, MI. Collection of original materials relating to the publication of the limited edition, including a signed printout of the story, signed printout of Lucius Shepard's contribution, printouts of Tim Powers' and Lewis Shiner's contributions, two signed notes from Blaylock to the publisher, two extra sheets signed by Blaylock, three photographs used in the book with handwritten descriptions on the back, three unmarked photos, a signed photo of Blaylock, and green proof sheets, signed and dated "27 Jan 94" by the publisher. Housed in individual plastic sleeves enclosed in a three ring binder provided by the publisher. Fine.

Bloch, Robert The Thinking Cap 1953 (June) Other Worlds NY. Original ribbon-copy manuscript for this short story that appeared in the June 1953 issue of "Other Worlds" magazine. 37 pages. Several handwritten corrections throughout. This manuscript was from the publisher's files and has printing and setting marks. Each page is rubber stamped "3998 Other Worlds Jun 53". It was signed in 1983 by the author. Along with the manuscript is a reproduction of the Hannes Bok illustration used to illustrate the story. The overall condition of the manuscript is very good, with little of the normal browning to pages commonly seen in manuscripts from this time period. There is discoloration on the Bok illustrated page.

Bloch, Robert Egghead 1958 Fantastic Universe NY. Original ribbon-copy manuscript for this short story that appeared in the July 1958 issue of "Fantastic Universe" magazine. 18 pages. Several handwritten corrections throughout. Good, pages yellowing, paperclip marks in upper-left corner.

Bok, Hannes Evil Genius 1958 (May) NY. 572 page ribbon-copy manuscript with signed letter to the publisher and other materials. An unpublished novel. Fine.

Bradley, Marion Zimmer and John Murdock A Lesson in Rain-Making n.d.. Ribbon copy manuscript of this apparently unpublished 10-page 2400-word story. Handwritten signed note on first page to "Jack", indicating that this was an unsold manuscript aimed at "now-vanished magazines such as Weird Tales", and now being sent to fanzines. If this one could not be used, it should be sent to "the NFFF Manuscript bureau." Tiny sticker for "The Ackerman Agency" in Los Angeles on the first page has the address lightly crossed out. Near fine, folded for legal envelope, corner-stapled.

Brunner, John The Dreaming Earth 1963 (February) Pyramid NY. Original typewritten manuscript of the first edition. Signed by the author on the first page. Holographic corrections throughout. 277 pages. Very good.

Brunner, John Stand On Zanzibar 1968 (September 27) Doubleday NY. Carbon-copy manuscript, along with two sets of page proofs, a spiral-bound notebook with holographic notes for the book, as well as some unpublished poems, a signed letter of provenance, and miscellaneous related ephemera. Winner of the 1969 Hugo award for best novel. 1968 Nebula nominee. Winner of the 1970 British Science Fiction Association Award for best novel and the French Prix Apollo. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-175. Survey of Science Fiction Literature V, pp. 2140-45. Very good, some page yellowing and edge chipping, especially to the long galleys.

Bulmer, Kenneth No Man's World 1961 Ace NY. Ribbon-copy typed manuscript of the first book publication; Ace double number D-523. 142 pages with holographic corrections in red ink throughout. Publisher's addressed stamped on first page. Original title "Earth's Long Shadow" typed over. Includes a very good copy of the book. Last page has large closed tears and chips not affecting text, else very good.

Busby, F. M. The Alien Debt 1984 Bantam NY. Xerox copy of the copy-edited typescript, signed by the author on the first page. 8.5x11 inch double-sided sheets, for 353 pages. Perfect-bound into cardboard binder with clear plastic cover. Pages fine, binder is very good.

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Campbell, Ramsey The Telephones 1975 Arkham House Baltimore. First and final drafts, carbon copy with holographic corrections. Published in "The Height of the Scream" in 1976. Both copies signed by the author, and dated "2 November 1975." Signed at the World Fantasy convention in Providence RI. Very good.

Carr, John F. and Roland Green Great King's War 1984 Ace NY. Photocopy of typewritten manuscript with a few corrections. Signed in blue ink on the title page. 479 pages. Sequel to H. Beam Piper's "Lord Kalvan of Otherwhen," an alternate timeline novel of a PA State Trooper in a land where the formula for gunpowder was the secret of a particularly despicable church. Only printed in ACE paperback. Near fine in original box with "For Richard" written on the front of the box in the same blue ink as Carr's signature.

Current, Richard (edited by Oscar Handlin) Daniel Webster and the Rise of National Conservatism 1955 Little, Brown and Company NY. The sheets of the original typed manuscript. 203 pages + preface & index, with extensive corrections in pen and pencil for the galley run. Also included are the galley sheets for the book, as well as several newspaper clippings reviewing the book. "Webster was pre-eminently the spokesman for American Political Conservatism as it existed during the second quarter of the 19th Century. The book concentrates almost entirely in the ideas that Webster expressed in this capacity." -Courier Journal. Some of the pages have a creases (especially the preface) and a few nicks and tears at the margins. Overall very good, and of course unique.

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Davidson, Avram (ill by Hank Jankus, foreword by Gene Wolfe) The Odd Old Bird 1988 Terminus Publishing Company Philadelphia. The original first and second draft manuscripts for this story, included in the 1988-89 special Avram Davidson issue of "Weird Tales". Corrections and additions in the author's hand throughout. Includes correspondence between the various parties preparing this issue, including the author, his agent, artist and publisher. Also includes the original painting by Hank Jankus, who died prior to publication. Also includes the signed and limited edition, #32 of 100, of the hardcover issue, signed by all except Jankus. Also includes the original draft of Gene Wolfe's personal reminiscences regarding Davidson, signed and with holographic corrections by Wolfe. All enclosed in a beautiful custom-made cloth clam shell case with the artwork loosely matted inside the front cover, a cloth portfolio for the manuscript, and a partition for the book. A great tribute to the writer. Manuscript and letters in very good condition. The book, artwork, portfolio and case are fine.

De Andrea, William Five O'Clock Lightning 1982 St. Martin's Press NY. Manuscript. Some pages photocopy, some pages ribbon copy, all pages with extensive holographic corrections in various hands. Inscribed on the title page "7/1/83 For Walter Shirley, This is the ms., along with the original notes. Pg. 1-104 are xeroxed, but past that they are originals, typed by me with hand corrections. Best, Bill De Andrea.". Fine.

del Rey, Lester Keepers of the House 1956 (January) Fantastic Universe NY. Ribbon-copy manuscript of this short story. The title page, with story introduction, typed by someone else, possibly the magazine editor, 18 pages of story with handwritten corrections. Title page signed "To Joe / Lester del Rey" in blue ink. Fantastic Universe rubber stamp with Sep 2 1955 date, the story was published in the Jan 1956 issue, and subsequently reprinted in "Robots and Changelings", Ballantine, 1957; "Dark Stars", ed. Robert Silverberg, Ballantine, 1969 and "The Best of Lester del Rey", Ballantine, 1978. Very good.

Drake, David Out of Africa 1983 TOR NY. Ribbon copy manuscript of this short story published in "From the Heart of Darkness". 2500 words, with a Kirby McCauley Ltd sticker on the first page. Very good, with light stains on the first page.

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Effinger, George Alec What Entropy Means To Me 1972 Doubleday NY. First and second draft ribbon-copy manuscripts of the author's first novel. Inscribed "To Mike Berro - With profound thanks for your generosity and patience - George Alec Effinger." Many typed and holographic corrections on the first draft. Holographic corrections in several colors on the second draft. First draft yellowed, on various papers. Second draft unyellowed.

Effinger, George Alec How It Felt 1974 Random House NY. Ribbon-copy manuscript of an original story written for Terry Carr's anthology "Universe 5". 14 pages. Holographic editorial markings throughout. Originally purchased at Carr's estate sale. Some page creases, else very good.

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Farmer, Philip Jose Red Orc's Rage 1991 (September) TOR NY. Original manuscript. Consists of photocopied pages with handwritten corrections in various colors. Included are all of the research materials in various manilla folders, a photocopy of the galleys for the paperback edition, and a signed and dated (July 16, 2000) letter of provenance from the author. Good to fine.

Farmer, Philip Jose Dayworld Breakup 1993 TOR NY. Original manuscript. Consists of computer printout pages with copious handwritten corrections in pencil by the author. Included is a letter of provenance from the author's agent, dated April 23, 1993, attesting that this is the final draft, along with the mailing enevelope (the author's addressed is crossed out by hand.) Contained in a box with the label of the Scott Meredith litarary agency affixed to the top. Fine.

Friesner, Esther Unicorn U. 1992 (January) Ace. Original manuscript (computer printout) with holographic corrections in various hands. 405 single sided pages. Includes TLS from the publisher to the author, as well as a photocopied style sheet with holographic corrections. Housed in a attractive custom traycase. Very good.

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Gerrold, David A Day For Damnation 1984 (February) Timescape NY. Copy of the typewritten manuscript, with extensive holographic corrections and notes by author and editor. The first few sheets are the original ribbon-copy typescript. First sheet is inscribed "For Mike Berro / Best Wishes! / David Gerrold." The next sheet is also signed. Almost all sheets have holographic notes in various colors. This was the author's copy, and includes the shipping box with the author's label. 592 esingle-sided sheets. Very good, with normal wear and tear.

Godwin, Parke Cold Journey in the Dark 1973 NY. A play written and performed by Parke Godwin in 1973. Original ribbon copy typescript, 23 pages. Inscribed by the author with a caricature drawing on the title page. Slight damage from rusted paper-clip (present), else fine.

Golden, Christopher Thief of Hearts 1999 Simon & Schuster NY. The complete computer printout manuscript on 8.5" x 11" paper. Extensive holographic changes in pencil and red pen throughout. 221 pages. "Body of Evidence #2", a Jenna Blake mystery. Very good. Top and bottom pages ragged as usual for unbound sheets.

Golden, Christopher Straight On 'Til Morning 2001 (April) Signet NY. Complete copy edited manuscript (computer printout), with extensive holographic annotations. The editor's and copyeditor's notes are in pen and both red and black pencil. Includes10 pages of front matter mocked up by the publisher's production department. Near fine.

Golden, Christopher The Ferryman 2002 Signet NY. The complete computer printout manuscript on 8.5" x 11" paper. Extensive holographic changes in black and red pen throughout. Signed by Christopher Golden on the title page. 387 pages, plus cover letter from the publisher to the author. Very good. Bottom page ragged as usual for unbound sheets.

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Harris, Larry M. Obey That Impulse! 1959 Future Science Fiction NY. Original ribbon-copy manuscript for this short story that appeared in the June 1959 issue of "Future Science Fiction" magazine. 12 pages plus double page layout. Many handwritten corrections throughout. Good, stapled.

Hughes, Matthew E. F. T. 1984 Canada. Treatment for a feature film. Inscribed on the title page by the author. Story involves embezzlement via computer using electronic funds transfer. 90 pages of photocopied typescript (essentially a full script.). Fine in red printed wrappers.

Hughes, Rupert Our Helpless Coasts 19?? Broadway Magazine NY. Ribbon-copy and holographic manuscript for an article submitted to Broadway Magazine. Includes 14.5" by 9.5" green fabric folder. Rupert Hughes (1872-1956) was an American historian, novelist, film director and composer. Pages yellowed and chipped, folder is stained and chipped.

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Idle, Eric The Road to Mars 1984 UK. Brad bound fifth draft screenplay. 131 scenes, brad bound with buff cover pages. Fine.

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Jackson, Helen Hunt Pinkie's Revenge 1930c. Original hand written 30 page manuscript, which was later bound into a custom made book. First page is signed "Helen Jackson." Top edges gilt. This book was part of a collector's lot packed in the 1930's and unpacked in 1990's, assembled by a Chicago Banker. Near fine.

Jacobi, Carl A Quire of Foolscap 1997 Whispers NY. Ribbon-copy manuscript of a short story first published shortly before his death in "Whispers" magazine. 13 single-sided sheets. The first sheet has the Kirby McCauley literary agency sticker applied to the upper-right corner. Small round stain (coffee) on first page at the bottom, else very good.

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Keating, H. R. F. The Crime of Arkady Nikolaivich 1992 (June) Ellery Queen's Mystery magazine NY. Original 18-page typed manuscript on A4 paper. Signed on the first and last pages by the author, who added a lengthy inscription to the first page describing how this was to be published in a book about crime in the USSR, which was cancelled when the Soviet Union collapsed. It was subsequently published in the June 1992 issue of Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine. The date of inscription is 1993, and reads "A story written for an anthology of crime stories set in the USSR proposed at the first flush of joy at the thawing of the cold war. That book never saw the light of day and this was eventually published in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine in June 1992. Here, now in the last days of 1993 things have changed. Gorby in Edinburgh". Loose sheets are near fine.

Keller, David H. White Collars 1928 Amazing Stories Quarterly NY. Original typewritten manuscript with holographic corrections. Very good.

Kent, William J. The Black Bag n.d. MO. Ribbon copy typescript of an apparently unpublished novel. Extensive typed and holographic corrections throughout. Includes author's original portfolio. Very good.

Kerr, Katherine The Fire Dragon 2001 Spectra NY. Ribbon copy typescript for the American edition. 579 single-sided pages with numerous holographic corrections throughout. Also includes a note from the author stating the provenance (dated 25 October 2010), as well as nine pages of information about the prefatory pages in the book, five pages of composition and layout signed and dated 2010 by the author on the first sheet, ten pages about punctuation, spelling, capitalization, and other stylistic notes, including a list of characters and places, three pages of composition instructions, and a single-page proofreading order form,. Some sheets with ragged edges, otherwise very good.

Ketchum, Jack Road Kill 1994 Headline UK. Draft manuscript (computer printout) of the first edition, released as "Joyride" in the U.S. The top page is signed by the author in red pen. The author donated this unbound draft (it's a ream of more than 300 pieces of paper.) This is a close-to-final draft - it is very clean, and is almost identical to the finished published book. However, there are a smattering of hand corrections made by the author in either black pen or red marker. Near fine.

Kingsbury, Donald Psychohistorical Crisis 2001 (November) TOR NY. Manuscript; computer printout of the novel, 709 double-spaced pages. Signed by the author on the title page. Includes a cover proof of the dust jacket, sans bar code. Very good.

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Le Guin, Ursula K. Schrödinger's Cat 1974 Random House NY. Ribbon-copy manuscript of an original story written for Terry Carr's anthology "Universe 5". 11 pages. Holographic editorial markings throughout. Originally purchased at Carr's estate sale. Some page creases, else very good.

Le Guin, Ursula K. Pathways of Desire 1979 Harper & Row NY. Ribbon-copy manuscript of an original story written for Robert Silverberg's anthology "New Dimensions Science Fiction 9". 42 pages. Holographic editorial markings throughout. Includes signed letter from Silverberg to a noted SF book dealer, and bookplate signed by the author. Some page creases, else very good in decorated portfolio.

Lee, Edward Incubi 1991 Diamond Books NY. Typed manuscript of the first final draft of the first edition. Signed by the author on the first page. 394 pages, plus a four page alternate ending, also signed by Lee. Includes cardboard box signed with descriptive inscription by Lee. Loose sheets are near fine, in very good cardboard box.

Ley, Willy The Atlantic Missile Range 1959 Future Science Fiction NY. Original ribbon-copy manuscript for this science article that appeared in the April 1959 issue of "Future Science Fiction." 15 pages. Many handwritten corrections throughout. Very good, pages starting to yellow, stapled.

Liebscher, Walt Alien Cornucopia 1959 Science Fiction Stories NY. Original ribbon-copy manuscript for this short story that appeared in the July 1959 issue of "Science Fiction Stories" magazine. 2 pages plus single page layout. Many handwritten corrections throughout. Good, stapled.

Lightner, A. M. The Planet Poachers 1965 Putnam NY. Ribbon-copy typescript of the first edition with holographic corrections and publisher's notes. Magistrate white bond; Title cover, Synopsis page (noted as 1st page blurb), Dedication page, Bio page (noted as last page blurb), Contents page (chapter titles), 1-133 double spaced pages (complete), plus wrap sheet. Alice Martha Lightner (1904 - 1988) wrote books as A. M. Lightner and Alice L Hopf (her married name). The Planet Poachers" is the second book (of 3) in the "Rock of Three Planets" science fiction series. Very good. Light surface soiling to outer page, a few of the special pages have tanned as they are on a different type of bond than the body, body of manuscript is offwhite with a few thumbprints here and there.

Lowndes, Robert A.W. Something Happens 1959 Science Fiction Stories NY. Original ribbon-copy manuscript for this editorial that appeared in the July 1959 issue of "Science Fiction Stories" magazine. 6 pages plus single page layout. Many handwritten corrections throughout. Good, stapled.

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Martin, George R. R. (editor) Wild Cards #1 1987 Bantam NY. Computer printout manuscript of the first edition. First book in the shared universe series. Mosaic novel with contributions by Edward Bryant, Leanne C. Harper, Stephen Leigh, George R. R. Martin, Victor Milan, John J. Miller, Lewis Shiner, Melinda M. Snodgrass, Howard Waldrop, Walter Jon Williams and Roger Zelazny. The title page is signed by all contributors. Over 500 sheets with extensive holographic corrections and layout instructions. Includes holographic COA from Martin on "Beauty and the Beast" stationary, a holographic letter from editor Betsy Mitchell to Martin, and a holographic letter from contributor John Miller to previous owner laid in. Fine in printed wrappers.

Martin, George R. R. (editor) Wild Cards #6: Ace in the Hole 1990 Bantam NY. Computer printout manuscript of the first edition. Signed by George R.R. Martin on the title page. Sixth book in the shared universe series. Contributions by Walton Simons, Victor Milan, Melinda M. Snodgrass, Edward Bryant, John Miller, Stephen Leigh, and Walter Jon Williams Over 650 sheets with extensive holographic corrections and layout instructions. Includes holographic COA on "Beauty and the Beast" stationary, and holographic letter from contributor John Miller to previous owner laid in. Fine in printed wrappers.

Martin, George R. R. A Game of Thrones 1996 (August) Bantam NY. First draft manuscript computer printout, signed on the title page by the author. Draft is dated July 1995, and was extensively edited prior to publication. Purchased from the author. Fine. Unbound 8.5" x 11" sheets.

Moorcock, Michael New Worlds 1964 New Worlds UK. 60+ manuscript pages of editorial material, as sent to the printer, for issues 146 through 150. This is a key period in the evolution of"New Wave sf" or "Speculative Fiction" in which Moorcock and New Worlds led the way. Except where stated, pages are top copy black typescripts with Michael Moorcock's (MM) annotations/corrections/printers' instructions in red ball point pen NW 146: MM long reviews (6pp) of Aldiss's Greybeard, Harness's The Paradox Men; Letters pages with MM replies (5pp); Langdon Jones book reviews (4pp); MM reviews as James Colvin (5pp); Anonmymous filler reviews (MM, presumably) (1p). NW 147: Editorial (MM) "A Rare Event" about the World SF Convention in Britain, coming up next year (3pp *good carbon copy*); MM as James Colvin - Long Book Review - of William Burroughs' The Naked Lunch (6+pp *good carbon copy*);), plus short reviews (1+pp *good carbon copy* NW 148: Book reviews, Langdon Jones (5pp); "Filler material" - (2pp); Letters pages with MM replies (10pp *good carbon copy*) NW 149: Editorial (MM) (2pp) "The times they are a-changing and sf is changing to speak with the voice of the times"; The Life Buyer by E.C. Tubb - opening page layout sketch by MM (1p); Letters pages - layout sketch by MM (1p); Letters pages with MM replies (4pp); Ads (1p); Book reviews - title page layout sketch for review section (on 1/2 page paper) + Book review (3pp) - by Langdon Jones - w. his own corrections, I think (green ink, not red ball point) NW 150:- John Carnell - Guest Editorial (4pp) w. short intro by MM (1p); Title page layout sketch for Charles Harness, Time Trap - by MM (1p). Some staple damage to top left corners, some have had rusty paper clips removed by me leaving small rust stains. Some creasing to some pages - mostly flat. Some pages are more tanned than others. Paper varies from robust to thin carbon copies. All are basically good-to-very good, fully readable, with only a very few having pale brown coffee (?) staining here and there. Previously kept loose in an envelope, now protected in 3 plastic covers.

Moore, Raylyn (edited by Polly and Kelly Freas) What Happened to Emily Goode After the Great Exhibition 1978 Starblaze VA. Manuscript of the first edition. Raylyn was the wife of Ward Moore. Typescript with corrections in several hands. Note on box indicates manuscript was received from Kelly Freas, so some annotations may be his. Near fine in damaged box.

Morrow, James Bible Stories for Adults, No. 17: The Deluge 1989 Bantam NY. Set of manuscripts and letters pertaining to this Nebula Award winning short story. First draft printout and second draft printout photocopy, both 17 pages, both with holographic corrections by the author. Along with corrected galley proofs and several original letters, for a total of 11 items, each signed and dated, and each described in a two-page letter of provenance from the author. An interesting example of the evolution of a story. Includes the original mailing envelope from the author to a well-known book dealer. Mostly fine, although some of the correspondence is stained and creased.

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Niven, Larry Rainbow Mars 1999 (March 19) TOR NY. Computer printout. Purchased from Aldo Spadoni, who has worked with Niven for many years. Fine.

Nollen, Scott Allen with Sara Jane Karloff Boris Karloff: A Gentleman's Life 1999 Midnight Marquee Press MD. Computer printout of the entire manuscript, with handwritten corrections by both the author and Ms. Karloff. Fine.

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Pohl, Frederik The Bitterest Pill 1957 Galaxy NY. Original ribbon-copy manuscript for this short story that appeared in a 1957 issue of "Galaxy." 16 pages plus a "blurb for story" page. Many handwritten corrections throughout. Good, pages starting to yellow, stapled.

Powell, Talmadge Corpus Delectable 1964 Pocket Books NY. Ribbon-copy manuscript of the first edition, "An Ed Rivers Suspense Novel." Talmage Powell wrote episodes for Mission Impossible and Surfside Six, as well as other Hollywood TV shows and movies. He was an accomplished mystery writer, and published at least one SF story. Laid in are a variety of call sheets from the month of May 1960 for various movies and TV shows, including "Midnight Lace" with Doris Day, "Seven Way from Sundown" with Audio Murphy, and "The Great Imposter" starring Tony Curtis. Pages yellowed, else near fine in very good binder.

Powell, Talmadge A Homicide for Surfside n.d. NY. Ribbon-copy manuscript of an unpublished novel. 32,000 words. Talmage Powell wrote episodes for Mission Impossible and Surfside Six, as well as other Hollywood TV shows and movies. He was an accomplished mystery writer, and published at least one SF story. This copy has handwritten corrections and typed corrections. Pages yellowed, else near fine in very good binder.

Powers, Tim The Skies Discrowned (Introduction) 1992 James Cahill CA. Original typescript of the introduction the author wrote for the reprint (first hardcover) of The Skies Discrowned. Four pages with a single holographic correction, holographic "original typescript" and author's phone number, signed and dated "11/17/92" on the first page, and signed on the last page. Also the proof sheets for the four page introduction, with many format corrections in the author's hand in green ink, and another hand (the publisher?) in blue ink. Signed by the author and dated "12/4/92" in green ink on the final page. Set of eight sheets is in fine condition.

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Resnick, Laura In Fire Forged 2003 (December 7) TOR NY. Typescript with holographic corrections of what was published as "The White Dragon" and "The Destroyer Goddess". 1779 pages single sided with corrections throughout. Fine in original shipping boxes.

Resnick, Mike Why Martians Are Attracted to Big-Breasted Women 1999 (March) Analog NY. Computer printout of the manuscript for this short essay published in the January 2000 issue of Analog magazine. Inscribed "Serious educational material for Mike Berro, from - Mike Resnick." Handwritten note on title page "Analog 3-22-99", most likely the submission date. A few holographic corrections in red pencil. Title page plus 7 pages. Includes mailing envelope. Some edge wrinkling, paperclip indentation in upper-left corner.

Resnick, Mike The Elephants on Neptune 2002 Asimov's Magazine NY. Original, copy-edited manuscript of a story published in Asimov's Magazine. Winner of the Asimov's Readers Poll, Hugo nominee, Nebula nominee, and an Ignotus (Spanish Hugo) nominee. This has editor Gardner Dozois' scribbled instructions to his staff, and is autographed by the author on the title page. 200 pages plus title page. Very good.

Resnick, Mike (ed.) Down These Dark Spaceways 2005 SFBC NY. Typescript with holographic corrections. Approx. 600 pages single sided with corrections throughout. Signed by the Mike Resnick on title page and the introdution. Includes a two page style sheet. Includes stroies by Mike Resnick, David Gerrold, Catherine Asaro, Robert Reed, Jack McDevitt and Robert. J. Sawyer. Fine in original shipping box.

Roberts, Keith Kaeti's Apocalypse 1986 Kerosina UK. Ribbon-copy typescript of this short story. A few typed corrections pasted in. Inscribed "For Jim, In commemoration of a bright piece of promotion!" on the first page. Fine in binder with hand drawn house initialed "KR-80" and manuscript information label attached.

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Salvatore, R. A. The Demon Spirit 1999 (January 30) Del Rey NY. First edition. Computer printout sent to the author for proofing. Pages were marked for changes with pink postit notes. Original title "The Demon Within". 646 sheets. Includes original shipping box. Title page very good, else fine.

Shearer, Harry Billy Crystal, Chris Guest, Tom Leopold, Michael McKean, Martin Mull, Rob Reiner The T.V. Show 1978 (November 25) Columbia Pictures Television Burbank CA. Final draft. The original shooting script, including taping schedule and short rundown. Pages are near fine with very slight yellowing, the cover is in good condition with a couple closed tears, a dampstain, soiling. And cut corners. Two-hole punched, with two metal ring clasps.

Silverberg, Robert writing as Calvin Knox Lest We Forget Thee, Earth 1958 Ace NY. Typewritten manuscript with handwritten annotations in red pencil. 188 sheets, single-sided. Published in Ace double paperback D-291. Includes "Chalice of Death", "Earth Shall Live Again", and "Vengeance of the Space Armadas.". A few tears and stains on the front page, else very good.

Silverberg, Robert Fillers 1959 Super-Science Fiction NY. Original ribbon-copy manuscript for this short story that appeared in the August 1959 issue of "Super-Science Fiction" magazine. 9 pages. Many handwritten corrections throughout. Good, stapled.

Simenon, Georges le commissaire Maigret 1934 Fayard Fr. Handwritten manuscript (in pen) of the English translation. No signature or date (other than the translated 1934 from the copyright page), but probably translated by Anthony Abbott. "Anthony Abbot is a pseudonym for Charles Fulton Oursler, better known as Fulton Oursler [1893-1952], editor, journalist, novelist.". Very good. Loose A4 sheets of wide ruled paper, gathered into 8 groups paper-clipped together (rusted clips removed but present). 163 hand-numbered single-sided sheets.

Smith, Clark Ashton Thirteen Phantasms: A Psychological Fantasy 1936 (March) Fantasy Magazine NY. Original ribbon-copy manuscript, 1500 words, 5 pgs, with many corrections. An actual working copy with original corrections by author and his editor. Published in the March 1936 issue of Fantasy Magazine, reprinted in 1970 in the collection "Other Dimensions.". Very good, stapled at the top.

Smith, George H. The Bare Facts 1959 Science Fiction Stories NY. Original ribbon-copy manuscript for this short story that appeared in the July 1959 issue of "Science Fiction Stories" magazine. 9 pages plus single page layout. Many handwritten corrections throughout. Good, stapled.

Smith, Guy N. (writing as Jonathan Guy) Badger Island 1993 Random House UK. First edition. Carbon-copy typewritten manuscript with a few holographic corrections. 139 pages (no title page.) Includes a copy of the hardcover signed by the author as Jonathan Guy, and with his real name Guy N. Smith. Very good in literary agency folder, fine book and DW.

Springer, Nancy Chance 1987 Baen NY. Typescript of this collection of seven stories never before published in book form, including the Nebula Award finalist, "The Boy Who Plaited Manes." Signed by the author in blue pen on the first page. Holographic corrections and annotations in various hands and colors throughout. Three stories are Xeroxes of magazine appearances, but these too have holographic annotations. 217 single-sided sheets. Near fine.

Springer, Nancy Mindbond 1987 TOR NY. Early computer printout manuscript of the second book in the Sea King trilogy. Marked "Rough Draft" in pencil, and signed by the author in ink on the title page. Printed on paper with perforations along the sides. 273 sheets printed on recto only. Originally purchased from Nancy Springer at a Pennsylvania sci-fi convention in 1988. Very good.

Springer, Nancy Mindbond 1987 TOR NY. Later computer printout manuscript of the second book in the Sea King trilogy. Signed by the author in ink on the title page. Holographic corrections in red and black ink throughout. 290 sheets, printed on recto only. Originally purchased from Nancy Springer at a Pennsylvania sci-fi convention in 1988. Title page has 4-inch tear, else fine.

Springer, Nancy The Hex Witch of Seldom 1988 Baen NY. Computer printout manuscript of the first edition, a juvenile fantasy. Signed by the author in ink on the title page. Holographic corrections in red and black ink throughout. Black and white drawing stapled to chapter headings. 270 sheets, printed on recto only. Virginia Kidd Literary Agency stick affixed to the title page. Originally purchased from Nancy Springer at a Pennsylvania sci-fi convention in 1988. Obvious working copy, with edge chipping and dogeared pages, mostly very good.

Springer, Nancy Not on a White Horse 1988 Atheneum NY. Computer printout manuscript of the sfirst edition. Signed by the author in ink on the title page. Holographic corrections in various colored inks throughout. 170 sheets, printed on recto only. Originally purchased from Nancy Springer at a Pennsylvania sci-fi convention in 1988. Very good.

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Vance, Jack Parapsyche 1958 NY. Typewritten manuscript with holographic corrections. Worn and yellowed loose sheets.

Vance, Jack Assault on a City 1974. Typewritten manuscript with holographic corrections in Vance's hand, as well as an unknown editor's hand. Appeared in Universe 4, edited by Terry Carr. Purchased from Stuart David Schiff. Loose sheets, 60 pages, in custom binder.

Vance, Jack Maske: Thaery 1976 Berkley NY. Holographic manuscripts of the first edition. Signed by the author on the title page of all three drafts, as well as the glossary. Fine in custom cloth slipcase.

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Waldrop, Howard My Sweet Lady Jo 1973 Random House NY. Ribbon-copy manuscript of an original novella written for Terry Carr's anthology "Universe 4". 13 pages. Holographic editorial markings throughout. Originally purchased at Carr's estate sale. Some page creases, else very good.

Wheatley, Dennis The Ka of Gifford Hillary 1956 Hutchinson UK. Ribbon copy manuscript with holographic corrections in ink and pencil. 558 pages, typed onto octavo sheets. What makes this even more interesting is that it has a different ending to the published novel. The manuscript continues beyond the point where the novel ends with Gifford Hillary explaining how he intends to live the rest of his life having been saved from the gallows. Purchased from a dealer, who purchased it from a European dealer who had acquired it from a Swedish collector of Wheatley's work who himself had bought it at a Sotheby's auction in the early 1980s. It is unbound, the individual chapters being held together by paperclips, and is in very good condition.

Wilhelm, Kate Love and the Stars - Today! 1959 Future Science Fiction NY. Original ribbon-copy manuscript for this short story that appeared in the June 1959 issue of "Future Science Fiction." 16 pages plus double-page layout. Many handwritten corrections throughout. Good, pages starting to yellow, creased, stapled.

Wolfe, Gene The Rubber Bend 1974 Random House NY. Ribbon-copy manuscript of an original novella written for Terry Carr's anthology "Universe 5". 31 pages. Holographic editorial markings throughout. Originally purchased at Carr's estate sale. Some page creases, else very good.

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Zelazny, Roger KJWALLI'KJE'K'KOOTHAILLI'KJE'K 1973 Simon & Schuster NY. Ribbon-copy manuscript of an original novella written for Terry Carr's anthology "An Exaltation of Stars". 101 pages. Holographic editorial markings throughout. Originally purchased at Carr's estate sale. Some page creases, else very good.

Zelazny, Roger The Last Defender of Camelot 1979 (July) Asimov's SF Adventure Magazine NY. Carbon-copy manuscript of this story first published in Asmimov's SF Adventure Magazine, and later published as a chapbook by Underwood-Miller in 1980. Adapted into an episode of The Twilight Zone in 1986. 36 single-sided pages. Fine.


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Number of authors: 70

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