'A Castle and Sixpence: Book Two' (Titus Alone chapters 28-31)

Scope and Content

Autograph manuscript with revisions and notes. Includes fragments of verse: 'My shadow left me as I passed' (f.50) and 'I who was never cradled' (f.52v). There are notes on plot on f.53v. Undated.

Drawings in ink include:

  • f.2v: fish;
  • f.6: three scenes with bird-like creatures;
  • f.7: symbols; reclining figure;
  • f.14: two studies for head of boy;
  • f.16: female figure drawing at easel;
  • ff.17-18: three heads;
  • f.19: Muzzlehatch and mule;
  • f.20: Maeve?;
  • f.21: human with bird-head sat on back of bird;
  • f.22: head of bird-like creature in top hat;
  • f.23v: margin doodle of female figure in pointed hat;
  • f.23: male head;
  • f.31: one of the Helmets;
  • f.32v: 'Titus For Maeve 1962', title page design;
  • f.36: three heads;
  • ff.39v-40: abstract sketches of heads and animals;
  • f.41: wolves;
  • f.47: head;
  • f.49: female heads;
  • f.49v: large male character in bow-tie;
  • f.51v: child's drawings;
  • f.52: utensils;
  • f.53: whale and bear [drawn by child?];
  • ff.53v-54: men in bowler hats; seal wearing crown; yin yang symbols;
  • f.54v: herons/storks.

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Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Materials: hard-bound volume.

Dimensions: 210mm x 142mm.

Foliation: ff.ii+54.