G. K. CHESTERTON PAPERS. VOL. CLX C. Fair copy of 'The terrific adventures  ... 

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G. K. CHESTERTON PAPERS. VOL. CLX C. Fair copy of 'The terrific adventures of Major Brown', being the opening of The Club of Queer Trades (published in this version, lacking f. 12, in C.W., vol. 14, pp. 794-800, but revised to appear in Harper's Weekly, vol. 47, no. 2452 (19 Dec. 1903), pp. 2072-2076, and then to form the first chapter of The Club of Queer Trades) (f. 11-32), with draft of first page inserted (f. 10), contents lists for 'The man with two legs' (printed in C.W., vol. 14, pp. 771-772) (f. 32), description of a horsy man for 'The man with two legs' (published in C.W., vol. 14, p. 777) (f. 28v), draft of poem 'Hark for a traveller's tale tell I' (ff. 4, 5v, 6-6v) and drawings of pigs by Chesterton and his friends; 1899. See references at Add. 73246 for other parts of and versions of The Club of Queer Trades. Text commences at both ends.

ff. i+32. 201 x 159mm.

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