Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    Mickey Spillane. Original Typescript and Galley of The Day the Sea Rolled Back. New York: Windmill Books and E. P. Dutton, 1979. Original manuscript and long galley proof. Various sizes, largest measuring 14 x 8.5 inches. Sheets a bit foxed, general handling wear, a few corners creased. Long galley sheets loose text lightly creased, terminal sheets stained. Typescript manuscript written on original yellow pages, corners staple-bound or separated with paper clips, occasional ink annotations editing text most likely in Spillane's hand. A very good example of the beginning and ending process of the writing process.

    Winner of the Junior Literary Guild award, and written on a dare from his publisher, the story followed two boys who find a shipwreck loaded with treasure. It was also Spillane's first foray into young adult fiction since his days as a comic book writer. From the estate of Mickey Spillane.

    Shipping, Taxes, Terms and Bidding
    Calculate Standard Domestic Shipping

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    March, 2017
    8th Wednesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 0
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 243

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    25% on the first $250,000 (minimum $19), plus 20% of any amount between $250,000 and $2,500,000, plus 12% of any amount over $2,500,000 per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2018 September 23 - 24 Luxury Accessories Signature Auction - Beverly Hills.

    Learn about consigning with us

    Heritage Auctions and Mr. Chad Reingold were...professional and courteous in all transactions and provided outstanding service in answering my many emails. I recommend them at the highest level.
    Killy M.,
    Melbourne Beach, FL
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2018 May 11 Space Exploration Signature Auction - Dallas
    2018 May 11 Space Exploration Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED SO FAR $1,136,520