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PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF THE LATE COLLEEN McCULLOUGH AO, NORFOLK ISLAND

A collection of early first drafts and associated notes for Colleen McCullough's first novel, Tim, (published 1974)

Estimate $5,000 – $6,000

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PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF THE LATE COLLEEN McCULLOUGH AO, NORFOLK ISLAND

each draft with the original title Not the Full Quid, comprising a document box containing one incomplete draft - pages 2-274 - and 74 pages of a further incomplete draft, with a dedication to Gilbert H. Glaser, M.D, Department of Neurology, Yale University School of Medicine; together with a maroon document box inscribed 'Colleen McCullough' in gold embossed lettering, containing two pages of handwritten notes for a screenplay, two loose manuscript pages (pages 3 and 4), one manuscript including pages 1-133 and three blank pages, one manuscript including pages 1-223 (pages 218 and 219 missing) and a further incomplete manuscript in 39 pages
© All works copyright Estate of Colleen McCullough

  • Lot Sold $5,000 (Hammer Price)
  • $6,100 (Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium)

Condition Report

Box one (white cardboard): yellowing to the pages throughout; area of more pronounced yellowing and spotting to the top left corner of the title page, extending through the proceeding six of the 74 page incomplete draft; scattered spotting throughout; annotations in pen throughout; pages 2 - 274 of other draft accounted for; some yellowing, isolated spotting and three holes punched to the left side of each page; annotated in ink. Box two (maroon in colour): handwritten pages in good order with only slight yellowing to the edges; yellowing to the edge of the remaining pages and some adhesion between pages and a vertical crease down to the left side of one group of pages; annotations in ink; pages confirmed.

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