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'5th Draft : Blue Bread & Sapphires'

Original folder titled '5th Draft : Blue Bread & Sapphires', typescript draft, with handwritten amendments, undated. On the original folder were the following notes: 'A substantial reward is offered for the return of this manuscript [Phone numbers and addresses for Peter Carey in NSW and Qld and University of Queensland Press'; and 'Every author ought to write every book as if he were going to be beheaded the day he finished it. - Scott Fitzgerald, This Side of Paradise'.]

Retyped originals

Written on front of folder 'Re-typed originals' and crossed out 'Heaven's dorr [sic]. On the edges of the empire. 6th draft'.

Complete draft of Illywhacker (loose pages)

Handwritten on title page 'Illywhacker by Peter Carey. Faber. Not setting copy books 1-3'. It consists of 907 leaves, typescript with mss corrections. Loose leaves tied in a bundle. Date on the last page (27/2/1984) is crossed out.

Illywhacker : final corrections

Emendations on photocopy of selected pages of Illywhacker. Previously housed in envelope (discarded) with handwritten note 'Illywhacker : final corrections' on front.

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