Item RC0866 - A.E. Coppard manuscript

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A.E. Coppard manuscript

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  • [192-?] (Creation)

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1 page textual material

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Alfred Edgar Coppard, clerk, editor, poet, and short story writer, was born on 4 January 1878 in Folkstone, Kent. He began his working life as a clerk and professional athlete before turning to writing in 1919 using the pen name A. E. Coppard. He is best known for his short stories, "The Higgler" being the best-known. It was published in a pirated, limited edition of thirty-nine by The Chorcua Press, of Chelsea, New York, each copy containing one page of the manuscript, except for copy 1 which contains 2 pages. Coppard published his autobiography, It's Me, O Lord!, in 1955. He died in London on 13 January 1957.

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A manuscript page from The Higgler by A.E. Coppard. On the other side appears is an unidentified typescript.

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Item (30-1997) was purchased in 1997. Copy 32 of a limited edition.


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