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Coppard, A. E. , 1878-1957-

The Higgler. -- [before 1930]. -- 1 p. -- On the other side of the manuscript leaf on which the manuscript appears is an unidentified typescript.

Alfred Edgar Coppard, clerk, editor, poet, and short story writer, was born on 4 January 1878 in Folkstone, Kent. He began his working life as a clerk and professional athlete before turning to writing in 1919 using the pen name A. E. Coppard. He is best known for his short stories, "The Higgler" being the best-known. It was published in a pirated, limited edition of thirty-nine by The Chorcua Press, of Chelsea, New York, each copy containing one page of the manuscript, except for copy 1 which contains 2 pages. Coppard published his autobiography, It's Me, O Lord!, in 1955. He died in London on 13 January 1957.

Title based on content of item.
Item (30-1997) was purchased in 1997. Copy 32 of a limited edition.
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Further accruals are not expected.brP> Location: PR6005.O55H54 1930.

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