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    Jack Vance. The Face Holograph Manuscript. 669 pages. 5.5 x 8.5 inches, various ink colors. Housed in a custom tan drop-down-back box with a leather title plate affixed to the spine.
    Octavo sheets folded into bifolia, with the author's manuscript written on the front and back of each folded paper. All bifolia sheets numbered A & B, unless otherwise noted. Pagination as follows:

    I, blank, 1A-17B, 1A-2B, 18A-B, 3A-34B, 34C-34D, 35A-70B, 70A-70B [numbers repeated], 71A-80B, 80C-80L, 81A-81B, 81X-81Y, 82A-84B, 84C-84D, 85A-86A [no B], 87A-91B, 91C-91L, 92A-93B, 93C-93H, 94A-98B, 99C-99D, 100A-104B, 104C-104D, 105A-160B, [no 161], 162A-180B, 181C-181F, 181A-230B, 231C-231E, 231A-248B, 248C, 249A-260B, [no 261], 262A-267B, 267A-267B [numbers repeated], 268A-301B.

    Vance's The Face is a 1979 novel published by DAW. The novel is the fourth in Vance's Demon Princes series, and was long-awaited upon its publication, following twelve years after the third volume in the series, The Palace of Love. The manuscript presented here is a fascinating peek inside the creative process, with Vance's corrections, re-writing, and textual insertions evident on nearly every page. Interesting to note that this holograph manuscript was written on just about any piece of paper Vance could find: his son's homework and class schedules, a photocopy of a map of Australia, assorted pamphlets and photocopies of articles, and regular ruled notebook paper. Auspicious beginnings for a manuscript from a major author in the field. All pages are in fine or better condition, considering that most of the paper used to write the manuscript was used previously for different purposes. A truly unique literary manuscript. From the Robert and Diane Yaspan Collection.


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