Elmore Leonard signed "Bandits" typescript and important signed lette... Lot 122

LOT 122
Seller's Estimate: USD 1,500 - 2,000

Leonard Elmore
Six pieces in fine condition including:

1.The 409pp typescript of the novel Bandits , signed in full by Elmore Leonard as "Elmore Leonard" on first page. Includes approximately 40 pages of neatly autographed ink annotations throughout.

2. A 3pp typed correction list with Leonard's handwritten note: "Typos, minor changes sent to publisher".

3. Two full color mock ups of the original cover design for the novel, the first on photopaper, 10" x 8", the second on standard paper 8.5" x 11".

4. A signed 3pp typed presentation letter on yellow paper stock to "Irwin T. Holtzman and the Friends of the Detroit Public Library" , dated "3 August 85" , and signed by Leonard in full as "Elmore Leonard" , discussing his donation of "galleys of an omnibus edition of three of his works ... " to their rare book auction. He continues by mentioning several film projects which were "written on request in 1974 for Michael Caine and Sean Connery ... " , finally lamenting: "I wonder if anyone simply sits down and writes a book".

5. A typed 1pp letter, dated "Jan. 18, 1987" on Elmore Leonard letterhead, presenting Bandits manuscript to the recipient, signed by Leonard Elmore as "Elmore".
The entire set is neatly housed in an elegant, deep clamshell case,
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