11 October 2002
PINTER, Harold. Corrected typescript of Landscape, . 19 pages, 4o, corrected throughout. With a 1-page autograph title: "First draft of 'Landscape' by Harold Pinter written in 1967. Typed by the author & corrected by him. H.P." And with original manila file folder titled by Pinter: "Landscape 1st Draft Harold Pinter."
PINTER, Harold. Landscape. [London]: Emanuel Wax for Pendragon Press, 1968.
8o. Original pink cloth-backed boards. Provenance: Sir Michael Redgrave (1908-1985), British actor (presentation inscription).
FIRST EDITION, LIMITED ISSUE, number 510 of 2,000 copies, signed by Pinter at the end of the text on p.. PRESENTATION COPY, INSCRIBED BY PINTER TO SIR MICHAEL REDGRAVE on the title: "Close of paly May 79. To Michael with love & thanks, Harold." This copy was presented to commemorate Redgrave's performance in the second production of the play.
MANUSCRIPT MATERIAL BY PINTER IS RARE. In 1992, Pinter gave his entire archive to the British Library. This typescript, and a few others on the market, was consigned by Pinter in the mid-80s to an auction that raised finds for South African political prisoners. It bears Pinter's copious annotations and corrections, including changes to lines and stage directions.
SEE LOT 370 FOR ADDITIONAL PINTER ITEM. (2)
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