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    An Important Association Copy,
    Unpublished Typescript and Small Archive

    John Uri Lloyd. [J. Augustus Knapp, illustrator]. Etidorhpa or The End of Earth. The Strange History of a Mysterious Being... Cincinnati: Published by John Uri Lloyd, 1895. [together with:] Thirty Page Typescript of "The Land That Was, But Yet Exists", Comprising the First Ten Chapters of Lloyd's Unpublished Sequel to Etidorhpa, circa 1936. [and:] A Small Archive of Related Photos, Correspondence, and Miscellaneous Items. Author's Edition. This copy belonged to illustrator J. Augustus Knapp, and is inscribed to him by the author Lloyd on a preliminary blank. Additionally inscribed by the illustrator Knapp beneath author's facsimile holograph dedication. Octavo. xiii, 376 pages. Twenty-one illustrated plates, one photogravure, and numerous in-text illustrations by J. Augustus Knapp. Full black morocco. Gilt titles, symbol and silver illustration on the front cover; gilt title on spine, all edges gilt, gilt inner dentelles, and marbled endpapers. Black and white photograph mounted to the front pastedown. Front board detached, rear board coming loose. Binding rubbed, lacking one third of backstrip. Front free endpaper and first fly-leaf loose. Cellophane tape repairs, remnants, and paper lifts on front endpapers. Small holograph pencil additions to map on page 85. Pages with edge wear, few small edge tears, occasional finger smudges or small spots of soiling, few small margin paper lifts (not affecting text). A remarkable association copy.

    [together with:] "The Land That Was, But Yet Exists." Thirty page typescript of Lloyd's unpublished sequel to Etidorhpa, copied on August 1936 from the "original printed manuscript" in the possession of illustrator J.A. Knapp. First page of typescript with holograph ink annotations by "O.R.," discussing its provenance, small circled color pencil numbers throughout, few margin annotations. Pages with edge wear, creases and corner bends, small edge tears and paper chips, some pages darkened, occasional minor stains.


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    Author's Edition. Illustrator's copy, inscribed by the author on preliminary blank: "To my friends Mr J. A. Knapp and / Dr Laura Knapp / With love and esteem of / John Uri Lloyd / Cincinnati 1895 / January 14th 1930 1 / Autographed in Los Angeles. Calif." Ownership inscription of illustrator beneath author's facsimile holograph dedication: "This volume if the property of / the illustrator - JA Knapp / Los Angeles. Calif." Knapp's name repeated in ink on the verso of frontispiece. Octavo. xiii, 376 pages. Twenty-one illustrated plates, one photogravure, and numerous in-text illustrations by J. Augustus Knapp. Full black morocco. Gilt titles, symbol and silver illustration on the front cover; gilt title on spine, all edges gilt, gilt inner dentelles, and marbled endpapers. Black and white photograph of a stream scene mounted to the front pastedown and secured around the edges in a thin paper frame with cellophane tape.

    Front board detached, rear board coming loose. Binding rubbed. Lacking one third of backstrip, remaining parts include the gilt title, which is detached but included. Front free endpaper and first fly-leaf loose with cellophane tape along their inner edges, cellophane tape repairs to free endpaper, adhesive tape remnants on front pastedown and some paper lifts on front endpapers. Small holograph pencil additions to map on page 85 signed "A.R." Pages with edge wear, few small edge tears, occasional finger smudges or small spots of soiling, few small margin paper lifts (not affecting text). A remarkable association copy.

    [together with:] "The Land That Was, But Yet Exists." Thirty page typescript of Lloyd's unpublished sequel to Etidorhpa, copied on August 1936 from the "original printed manuscript" in the possession of illustrator J.A. Knapp. First page of typescript with holograph ink annotations by "O.R.," discussing its provenance, small circled color pencil numbers throughout, few margin annotations. Pages with edge wear, creases and corner bends, small edge tears and paper chips, some pages darkened, occasional minor stains.

    [and:] John Uri Lloyd. New York: James T. White & Co., 1933. "From the National Cyclopedia of American Biography." Inscribed: "To my friend Mr. J.A. Knapp/ I present this booklet with the/ motto that/ The outside of everything is/ bigger than the inside/ of anything. and/ The inside of anything is/ bigger than the outside/ everything./ John Uri Lloyd/ April 29th 1934." Pamphlet in printed wrappers. Small seven paged essay about Lloyd. Frontispiece portrait photo. Pamphlet creased vertically, wrappers rubbed and soiled, small circled color pencil "F" on upper right corner of front cover

    [and:] A Small Archive of Related Photos, Correspondence, and Miscellaneous Items. Most of the items are from the papers of A. Otto Ravensburg, friend of Mr. Knapp and Mr. Lloyd.

    The small archive includes:

    Western Union Telegram from John Uri Lloyd to J A Knapp, dated 1936 Feb 12: "Have started for California and will see you next week".

    Five fascinating ALS (April 13, 1931- April 10th, 1936) and one postcard from J.A. Knapp to Otto Ravensburg, discussing the new Etidorhpa book, Mr. Lloyd and his death, Manly P. Hall and his lectures, and the current state of Free Masonry.

    Holograph copies of four letters sent from John Uri Lloyd to J.A. Knapp (Jan. 14, 1935 - February 8th, 1936) discussing plans and illustrations for The Land That Was, But Yet Exists.

    Ten page typescript "Copies of Chapters 57, 58, and 59 of Eleventh Edition of Etidorhpa" with minor editorial corrections.

    Ten page manuscript "Concerning Etidorhpa" by O.R. [Otto Ravensburg] with some water damage to the upper portion, still legible. Together with a two page note, also in his hand discussing a manuscript of "The Land That Was, but Yet Exists", dated March 22, 1936.

    Three page typescript "Copied from notes written by Mr. Knapp and read by him at lecture on 'Etidorhpa' given by Mr. Hall." [Manly P. Hall]. Together with Knapp's Masonic membership card from November 1936 to November 1937 (torn with cellophane tape repair).

    An ALS from Philip K. Hitti to Otto Ravensburg, dated September 19, 1937, mentioning Hitti's book History of the Arabs.

    Six black and white photos, mostly of Lloyd and Knapp with annotations on the versos by Ravensburg and Knapp.

    And several other related materials.





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