MACKENZIE (COMPTON) Autograph manuscript, signed, of his biography of Dr Benes, 1944-1946
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MACKENZIE (COMPTON) Autograph manuscript, signed, of his biography of Dr Benes, 1944-1946
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MACKENZIE (COMPTON)
Autograph manuscript signed, of his biography of Dr Benes, with corrections, deletions, amendments, and revisions throughout in the author's hand, foliated by Mackenzie and divided by him into twenty-leaf sections each with date and time of completion precisely noted, autograph title and dedication to preliminary blank with note at foot, terminal note inserted September 5, 1946, 259 leaves, written in ink on the rectos only, with occasional passages added on versos, bound in full blue calf, gilt-tooled, by Parker of Oxford, binding a little worn and scuffed, folio, "written at Suidheachan, Isle of Barra, Outer Hebrides, July – Sept. 1944"; together with a copy of the printed book (2)

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  • A FINE WORKING MANUSCRIPT, written in the Outer Hebrides: Compton Mackenzie's biography of the Czech statesman Edvard Benes traces his life from birth to the infamous Munich Agreement of 1938. It was published in 1946 with a transcript of their conversations and an epilogue added (pp. 261-338, 339-340).
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