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    Clifford Irving Manuscript Archive of "Howard Hughes." This is the publishing archive of "The Autobiography of Howard Hughes" which was supposed to have been published by McGraw-Hill in 1972, but was never issued. The archive consists of the 168-page original corrected typescript for Part One of the book; it is said to be the only surviving copy. There are numerous corrections and notes throughout that were made by Irving. This archive is said to be all that remains of the book that Irving almost had published, but due to his unscrupulous behavior and deceitfulness with the publishing company, they pulled production of the book before it ever hit the shelves. Irving had forged correspondence between himself and Hughes, written it without the consent of Howard Hughes altogether, and diverted the advance he was given into a Swiss bank account opened under his wife's name. A wonderful chance to own what may be all that is left of this famed hoax, as surely it will never see the bookstore shelves.

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    October, 2006
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