Thursday, August 07, 2008

A Carbon Copy of The Festival circa 1923

"FESTIVAL, THE" [short story]. TYPED MANUSCRIPT (TMs). 10 pages. {One page image available} Typed (double-spaced) on the rectos of ten sheets of plain 8 1/2 x 11-inch paper. Carbon copy. "H. P. Lovecraft, / 598 Angell St, / Providence, R. I." typed at the upper left corner of the first sheet, the street address overwritten to 66 College" in Lovecraft's hand (May 1933 or after). Undated, but circa late 1923. A circulating copy with "please return" in pencil at to left corner of first leaf. ... The manuscript is {said to be} typed on cheap pulp paper stock which is frayed at edges, quite age-darkened, and delicate at the folds, several leaves with tape repairs to versos. Fair to good condition. Provenance: Barlow / Derleth Papers. (#114691) $2,500.00

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