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West, Rebecca.

Preface to "Northanger Abbey."


Fair Copy, Inscribed
West, Rebecca. Preface to Northanger Abbey. 1932.
12mo.; 23 leaves, rectos only, in ink; blue patterned paper-covered boards; wear to extremities.
Fair copy manuscript of West's preface to Austen's Northanger Abbey. Manuscript title page followed by twenty-two text pages. Signed and inscribed at the foot of the final page: This fair copy is sent to Emaine Sachs with all the writer's love. / May 25th / 1932. Despite West's description of this as a "fair copy," there are a number of places in the text where she had to make at least one correction or change to most of the pages.

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