Item #409352 Autograph manuscript of "Found Dead" DETECTIVE FICTION.

Autograph manuscript of "Found Dead"

N.p. N.d. [circa 1880?]. From the Bart Auerbach Collection. 10 pages, folio (12 1/2 x 8 inches), very closely written in brown ink with some corrections and deletions; in a brown cloth slipcase. With bookplate of Douglas C. Ewing. Occasional spotting. Item #409352

A note on the verso of the last leaf attributes the work to William Russell ("Waters"), the author of 'Recollections of a Detective Police Officer', 1856, and other mystery/crime works – but this has not been verified by a handwriting comparison. The main character in "found dead" is John Atkins, Superannuated Clerk of the Inland Revenue Office, who is suspected of having murdered Mrs. Frances Vernon. Provenance: Sotheby's New York, 15 October 1982, lot 223. (BA).

Price: $1,000.00

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