Typescript, 9 pages with Blunden's autograph emendations throughout. Signed at the conclusion with notes to the upper edge. With the printer or publisher's notes in pencil to the margins. Together with an autograph letter signed and a postcard from Blunden to the publisher Jon Wynne-Tyson concerning the introduction, his fee and the loan of a first edition of Bewick's Memoirs to assist with the writing of the introduction. In very good condition, with some mild nicks and creases to the extremities (as to be expected from a working manuscript).
Written in June 1960 whilst Blunden was professor of English at Hong Kong University, the introduction was published by Jon Wynne-Tyson's Centaur Press in 1961.
Stock code: 18148