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AUDEN, Wystan Hugh (1907-1973). Autograph manuscript journal and notebook, 30 August - 26 November 1939 (chiefly September and early October), autograph title 'Journal August 1938 [sic]', in pen and pencil, many passages lightly cancelled in pencil (?after copying), written primarily on rectos, the facing blanks often used for aphorisms, quotations, reading notes, metrical experiments and other fragmentary lines, the last c.20 leaves almost entirely verse drafts, quotations and records of popular phrases, the verse including drafts and sketches for at least eight sections of 'New Year Letter', as well as unpublished material, 93 leaves, 4to (258 x 198mm), plus a few blanks, in a notebook (label of 'Eye-ease paper ... "Easy on the Eyes"'), cloth-backed boards.

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