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    An Original Typed Manuscript by David H. Keller

    David H. Keller. The Final War. [N.p.], May 25, 1952. Twelve twelvemo pages of typescript (rectos only) bound with ten pages of blank pages with "Fantasy Art Set" plates mounted throughout. Approximately 6.5 x 4.25 inches. A made-up book, string-bound by the author himself, housed in original plain paper folder with the following written in ink on the cover by the author: "The Final War./Original Mms. Presented to Roy Cummings/by/the author/David H. Keller/Underwood/May 25-52". With Keller's occasional corrections. Some wear, soiling, and toning to folder, minor wear to typescript. A very good and unusual item.
    David H. Keller (1880-1966) was a science fiction and horror writer, and the first psychiatrist to write for those genres. He is generally criticized for his pessimism, and his racist and anti-feminist views, although we was considered to be a complex and underrated writer.

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    Auction Dates
    March, 2015
    12th Thursday
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