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    Van Vogt's Original Typescript Submitted to Arkham House

    A. E. Van Vogt. Original Revised Typescript for Slan. Circa 1945-1946, 337 pages, 8.5 x 11 inches, carbon copy, rectos only, including several second copies and/or alternate versions of some pages. Holographic editorial corrections and revisions throughout in the author's hand. Housed in a plain paper letterbox, with "MSS. / VAN / VOGT / SLAN / #2" in black marker on the spine. In addition, a typed sticker on the box reads, "MSS. / VAN VOGT / "Slan" / 2nd Revision." Also includes a one-page Autograph Note Signed by Van Vogt, reading: "Slan. This is the copy of the ms. sent to Derleth. It contains many of the revisions made on the magazine version, but does not contain all the revisions subsequently made on the original as sent to Arkham House. A E Van Vogt." So, this appears to be an intermediate version of the manuscript that Van Vogt edited himself from the magazine version, then submitted to Derleth for further editorial input. Slan was eventually published by Arkham House in 1946. Expected wear and creasing to some pages. A couple of short tears to the note. An excellent artifact of the authorial process from the Golden Age of Science Fiction. Previously sold as Lot 570 in Butterfield auction #6322, October 17, 1995. From the Almington Collection.

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