[Original corrected typescript:] The Black Yacht.

Baxter (John)

[Original corrected typescript:] The Black Yacht.

Description: typescript, holograph corrections throughout, pp. 23 [Synopsis], circa 300pp. [Text], 4to, loose sheets, some with a little corner-creasing, good condition overall

Publication Details: [1982]

Notes: [With:] the author's 4pp. typescript account of the origin of this book, a techno-thriller in which the Japanese launch a challenge to US supremacy in the America's Cup - the culmination of a series of abortive projects suggested by his agent, Ed Victor, in a bid to unlock a male readership, being Baxter's idiosyncratic take on the concept of a 'sports novel' based on the real-life ambitions of Australian entrepreneur Alan Bond. [And:] The author's own copies of the first US and UK editions of this work, published by Berkely/Jove and the New English Library respectively, both 1982 and each sig...more

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Price: £400

Subject: Modern First Edition

Published Date: [1982]

Stock Number: 65197

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