LEVI, Peter. Shade Those Laurels by Cyril Connolly, concluded by Peter Levi. Autograph manuscript notebook, containing notes and plans (6 pages), draft Introduction (5 pages), Part Four (43 pages), altogether 54 pages, folio. [With:] Xeroxed typescript of the same texts, lightly corrected and amended in Levi’s hand, 45 pages, f’cap; printed copy (Bellew Publishing, 1990), inscribed by Levi to Anthony Hobson, who has corrected misprints and supplied a page of notes in the rear endpaper. Connolly’s unfinished novel was published as a work in progress in 1956, and he tinkered with it occasionally until his death in 1974. His widow married Peter Levi, to whom the baton eventually passed.
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