Theodore Sturgeon - A Way Home Galleys and Typescripts - Funk & Wagnalls, 1955, Signed

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New York, Funk & Wagnalls, 1955. Three pieces being: A first edition of the book, marked up typescripts and magazine publications for setting and a set of long galleys. (1) First edition book. Signs of age, some wear to the jacket corners. One lengthy tear to the jacket rear. Some rubbing to the boards. (2) Approx. 220 sheets (some effectively double-sided). Mostly taped magazine leaves, some taped to both sides, some using tape as hinges to allow access to both pages (a) First 19 sheets cut from Astounding and marked up by Sturgeon and the publisher/editor (Unite and Conquer). (b) Next 8 sheets comprise Special Aptitude (previously Last Laugh) and a again marked up by Sturgeon and the publisher, sheets extracted from Other Worlds. (c) Next 16 sheets comprise Mewhu's Jet, probably pages from Astounding Nov 1946. Marked up by both. (d) Next 43 sheets are a typescript for Hurricane Trio, which was first published in A Way Home. The typescript is typed on Funk & Wagnalls paper, so perhaps an office copy. Corrections and amendments throughout. (e) Next 28 sheets are amended / corrected leaves from Beyond Fantasy Fiction. These comprise ...And my Fear is Great. (f) Minority Report. Marked up pages from Astounding. 10 sheets. Amended by both. (g) The Hurkle is a Happy Beast. Six sheets. Pages probably excised from Magazine of Fantasy. Minor amendments by both. (h) Next 11 sheets comprise Thunder and Roses and are extracted from Astounding. Amended by both. (i) Next 45 sheets are the typescript fo Bulkhead, again, probably an office copy as it's on F&W paper. Amended throughout. (j) Next 15 sheets comprise Tiny and the Monster. Amended throughout. Excised from Astounding. (k) Finally, we have A Way Home, three sheets and one loose leaf. Pulled from Amazing Stories no doubt. Condition of this item is good. Magazine leaves are all toned and brittle, tape is browned edge worn and some tears. To be expexted though. (3) Long Galleys for the final publication. 113 sheets, printed on one side. Some amendments throughout, signed by Sturgeon to the first sheet. Heavily worn and creased in places, particularly the first sheet which has some loss and crude repairs, and is split horizontally. Still, it's the only one in existence. A lovely collection. [7172, Hyraxia Books].

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