Lot 144 of 230:
Samuel Merwin's In Red and Gold - original manuscript  

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In Red and Gold - author's original manuscript

Merwin, Samuel





Approximately 226 manuscript pages, tipped-in on larger blank pages, recto side only. Also tipped in at the front are 6 pp. of handwritten correspondence by Merwin, including two original envelopes. (Folio), finely bound in red calf with gilt borders, gilt design on top board, spine with raised bands, gilt-decorated compartments, lettered in gilt, silk moire endpapers; red cloth slipcase.

The original handwritten manuscript of Merwin's novel, with edits and corrections throughout in the author's hand. Tipped in at the front are 6 pages of correspondence from Merwin to screenwriter Albert S. Levino, discussing various projects.

Samuel Merwin, Sr. was an American playwright and author. After attending Northwestern University, he worked between 1905 and 1911 as associate editor and then editor of SUCCESS magazine. In 1907 the magazine sent him to China to investigate the opium trade. The first edition of In Red and Gold was published in 1921 by Bobbs Merrill.

Lot Amendments

Some wear to slipcase; sunning and light rubbing to spine, light rubbing to extremities; front hinge starting, light rippling to pages; very good or better.

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