Feb 28, 2005 - Sale 2034

Sale 2034 - Lot 418

Price Realized: $ 4,600
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ALBERT CAMUS' COPY WRIGHT, RICHARD. A hitherto unpublished manuscript by Richard Wright being a continuation of 'Black Boy' * Notes preliminary to a full study of the work of Richard Wright by Constance Webb [caption title.] 150 pages, mimeographed (?) sheets. 8vo, original stapled plain wrappers. Title page with the printed note "Strictly for private circulation. Each copy is numbered and is not to be sold or exchanged. Copy No _ " There are 2 notations in ink, "Mr. Albert Camus" and "57" and a pencil note, presumably in Camus' hand "1965 - Donee par Ellen Wright." [Richard Wright's widow].a fine copy. Np: [Constance Webb, 1946] ...

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Wright had given Constance Webb, one of his biographers, permission to publish this, the second part of Black Boy in this form, a limited, mimeographed edition. The first 125 pages are devoted to Wright's text (that had been expunged by his publisher), the last 25 to her own notes.