xxx
Lot 18
AUDEN, WYSTAN HUGH (1907-1973) TYPESCRIPT OF HIS POEM 'JAMES HONEYMAN', [1937]
Sold for £250 (US$ 424) inc. premium
Lot Details
AUDEN, WYSTAN HUGH (1907-1973)
TYPESCRIPT OF HIS POEM 'JAMES HONEYMAN', 82 lines in forty-one two line stanzas, not revised but with two stanzas not in the printed version (which contains one stanza not in this typescript and with some 25 other verbal differences, all of them apparently otherwise unrecorded, also with the air to which the piece should be sung which is not given in print) arranged in stanzas of two- instead of four-line stanzas, 3 pages, folio [1937]

'James Honeyman was a silent child; he didn't laugh or cry:
He looked at his mother with curiosity...'

This is a good example of a clean typescript containing a text different from the published one. No manuscript of the poem is listed in Location Register of Twentieth-Century Literary Manuscripts and Letters, 2 volumes, 1988.

PROVENANCE: Alan Hancox, Cheltenham, purchased with 'Stop All The Clocks'.
Activities
Auction information

This auction is now finished. If you are interested in consigning in future auctions, please contact the specialist department. If you have queries about lots purchased in this auction, please contact customer services.

Buyers' Obligations

ALL BIDDERS MUST AGREE THAT THEY HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD BONHAMS' CONDITIONS OF SALE AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THEM, AND AGREE TO PAY THE BUYER'S PREMIUM AND ANY OTHER CHARGES MENTIONED IN THE NOTICE TO BIDDERS. THIS AFFECTS THE BIDDERS LEGAL RIGHTS.

If you have any complaints or questions about the Conditions of Sale, please contact your nearest customer services team.

Buyers' Premium and Charges

For all Sales categories excluding Wine, Coins & Medals and Motor Cars and Motorcycles:

Buyer's Premium Rates
25% on the first £50,000 of the Hammer Price
20% from £50,001 to £1,000,000 the Hammer Price
12% from £1,000,001 of the Hammer Price

VAT at the current rate of 20% will be added to the Buyer's Premium and charges excluding Artists Resale Right.

Payment Notices

Payment in advance: by cash, check with banker's card, credit card, bank draft or traveler's cheque.

Payment at collection: by credit or debit card.

Credit card charges: a surcharge of 2% is applicable when using Mastercard, Visa and overseas debit cards.

Shipping Notices

For information and estimates on domestic and international shipping as well as export licenses please contact Bonhams Shipping Department.

Contacts
  1. Simon Roberts
    Specialist - Books, Maps, Manuscripts and Historical Photographs
    Bonhams
    Work
    Montpelier Street
    London, United Kingdom SW7 1HH
    Work +44 20 7393 3828
    FaxFax: +44 20 7393 3879