[Original Typed Manuscript]: The Lost Girl. From the files of Robert Mountsier, Lawrence's American agent

[circa 1920].

Price: $25,000.00

Unbound. Quarto. Original carbon typescript. Pp. 1- 127, 151-510 (plus an additional page numbered 42A). A small section of the typescript is lacking: pages numbered 128-150 are not present or were removed, likely because this section was never published in the final version of the novel; and the final two pages of text are not present; also pages [218] and [404] are not present, but the text is continuous at those two pages [and therefore there is no loss of text at pages 218 and 404].

The title page has early, considerable soiling, and the lower blank fore-edge corner of the title page is lacking, some pages of text are lightly foxed and soiled, with a few nicks and short tears at the margins, else good to very good, in custom cloth chemise and quarter-morocco slipcase box. Many pages of text have slight typed corrections, but there are no obvious holograph corrections.

An early manuscript draft of the novel, *The Lost Girl,* which differs from the published version in the chapter sequences, and with various minor textual differences on at least 80 of the pages. Finally, the later part of the typescript differs from the final published version of the novel, as Lawrence rewrote a large portion of the concluding one hundred pages of text.

*The Lost Girl* was first published in London in 1920, and in America in January of 1921. Provenance: Robert Mountsier, who was Lawrence's American agent from 1920-1923; Sotheby's (New York), 14 February 1986, lot 480 (sold for $2,600 in 1986). The 1986 auction also contained a few other lots of Lawrence material from Mountsier.


Item #514137

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Item #514137 [Original Typed Manuscript]: The Lost Girl. From the files of Robert Mountsier, Lawrence's American agent. D. H. LAWRENCE.
[Original Typed Manuscript]: The Lost Girl. From the files of Robert Mountsier, Lawrence's American agent
[Original Typed Manuscript]: The Lost Girl. From the files of Robert Mountsier, Lawrence's American agent
[Original Typed Manuscript]: The Lost Girl. From the files of Robert Mountsier, Lawrence's American agent
[Original Typed Manuscript]: The Lost Girl. From the files of Robert Mountsier, Lawrence's American agent
[Original Typed Manuscript]: The Lost Girl. From the files of Robert Mountsier, Lawrence's American agent