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    A Signed Draft of an Obscure Non-Fiction Article

    Robert A. Heinlein. Signed Early Photocopy Draft of a Nonfiction Article "Are You a Rare Blood?" - With Other Material.

    Fifteen photocopied sheets (text on recto only) of what would become an encyclopedia entry on blood types for the Compton Yearbook of 1976 (an annual supplement volume to the Britannica-owned Compton's Encyclopedia and Fact-Index). The manuscript is stapled at the upper left corner. Heinlein has signed the front page twice, once above his typed name, and again beneath a typed presentation: "This facsimile original MS is for Karl T. Pflock, who helped me with it at two key points. Thank you, Karl! Robert." Attached to the manuscript by paperclip are two index cards typed front and back by Heinlein and signed "Robert."

    In the note Heinlein thanks Pflock for his help in his research for the article. He also reminisces about his World War II experience, particularly his service on the USS Lexington (CV-2). The manuscript is dated: "Revised 13 August 1975."

    In original manila mailing envelope with Heinlein's return address label, and sealed on back with a "Don't tread on me" sticker. Pflock has written the received date on the front of the envelope: "23 Sept. 1975."

    Karl T. Pflock was a noted ufologist, science fiction writer, and frequent contributor to Reason magazine.

    A wonderful association copy of an obscure work by Heinlein, in fine condition.

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