n.p. n.p., circa 1925. 27 leaves (complete), 10.5 x 8 inches, unlined paper and 1 sheet lined 7.5 x 6.5 notepaper; written in pencil on rectos, versos contain pages 2-21 of the typescript of Coppard's short story "Fishmonger's Fiddle" (incomplete). Signed in pencil by Coppard at top upper corner of first page with note "Final draft from which typescript was made," initialed "AEC" and dated "ca 1925." In maroon cloth chemise and half maroon morocco and cloth slipcase. Minor fraying to edges of leaves, minor scuffing to slipcase. Item #22992
The pencil draft of "The Man from the Caravan" shows quite a bit of editing to the text. The smaller lined sheet contains the final lines of the story. Both stories were published in Coppard's fifth book "The Field of Mustard" in 1926. From the library of John K. Martin (of Black Sparrow Press) with his small exlibris label to inside of chemise.