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Autograph Manuscript ( Titus Alone chapters 1-13)

Add MS 88931/1/3/25 : c 1954

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  • Title:
    Autograph Manuscript ( Titus Alone chapters 1-13)
  • Collection Area: Western Manuscripts
  • Reference: Add MS 88931/1/3/25
  • Creation Date: c 1954
  • Extent and Access:
    Extent: 1 volume

    Access Conditions: Restrictions to access apply please consult British Library staff:
  • Language: English
  • Contents and Scope:

    Revised draft in various coloured inks and pencil. Contains early draft of the beginning of Titus Alone . Appears to be earlier draft than Add MS 88931/1/3/26. At the end of the manuscript there are notes on Peake's earnings and fragments of poetry. Inscribed with Wallington address. Undated.

    Drawings ink, wash and pencil include:

    • f.11v: nude male chasing bird;
    • f.12v: line drawings of: female figures dancing; figure on bended knee; female on tip-toes reaching forward;
    • f.13v: cat [appears to be drawn in Chinese style]; bird;
    • f.14: doodles; curvilinear line (incorporating face) that becomes rectilinear skyline [possibly a precursor to 'Just A Line' Add MS 88931/5/2];
    • f.16: two male faces;
    • f.17: female faces;
    • f.20v: Muzzlehatch driving car;
    • f.23: baby and dog or wolf;
    • f.27: cartoon drawings of figure without torso and figure wearing pointed hat; female in conical ['coolie'] hat;
    • f.27v: scene with fish on legs, bird and a hybrid creature with an elephant's head, peacock feathers and hooves;
    • f.28: male wearing ornate bird helmet; abstract head;
    • f.28v: head of boy, sketched from life;
    • f.29: male head; three heads, nested one inside the other; sea creatures flying over rooftops.

    Physical characteristics:

    Materials: hard-bound volume.

    Dimensions: 220mm x 142mm.

    Foliation: ff.ii+30.

  • Former Identifiers: UCL ref: MS ADD 234 4(ii)

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