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Fine Books and Manuscripts / BURROUGHS, WILLIAM. 1914-1997. A small archive of Burroughs type-scripts, publications, and correspondence, discovered in his desk,

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BURROUGHS, WILLIAM. 1914-1997.
A small archive of Burroughs type-scripts, publications, and correspondence, discovered in his desk,
13 June 2019, 13:00 EDT
New York

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BURROUGHS, WILLIAM. 1914-1997.

A small archive of Burroughs type-scripts, publications, and correspondence, discovered in his desk, including:
1. Typed manuscript, entitled Morning Campanology for Saint Peter, 1 p, 4to, [n.d.], semi divided into 3 vertical columns, verso blank.
2. Typed manuscript, being corrections for the 1966 US second edition of Soft Machine, annotated with an editor's notes in blue ink, 13 pp, 4to, [?1965];
3. Four publications associated with Burroughs including, Time India's lost Illusions, 1965, 4to, wrappers; and Intrepid, 1966, 4to, wrappers;
4. 45 mostly typed letters to Burroughs, dated 1964-65, generally 1 page without envelopes, from various friends and literary editors from around the world, some chatty but most soliciting his work for publication, or lectures.
Provenance: David Prentice (Artist friend of Burroughs, who recovered this material from Burrough's desk at his apartment at Centre St. New York).

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