New York: Random House, 1985-1987. Preceding the First Edition by two years. First generation photocopied typescript (rectos only) containing photocopied annotations throughout. In five volumes. Last leaf of text in each volume states the editor's name (presumed) followed by the date(s) of revisions made, ranging from 1985 to 1987. Likely an internal draft prepared for circulation while the book was being edited.
Volume one: title page through chapter IV, page 145 (roughly pages 1-304). Revised 6/20/86 and 9/10/86.
Volume two: chapters V-VII (roughly pages 305-660). Revised 5/13/86 and 8/21/86.
Volume three: "SECOND HALF—MINUS LAST CHAPTER" on title page. Chapters VIII-IX (roughly pages 661-968). Revised 4/16/85, 7/2/86, 10/9/86, 11/26/86. Tipped-in slip from Al Silverman (chairman of Book of the Month Club, 1972-1988; editor and publisher at Viking Press, 1989-1997), with "Mr. Fadiman" on the slip in holograph ink. Clifton Fadiman (1904-1999) was an author, editor, and radio personality whose work was published, among others, by Random House. We presume he was a consulting editor for "Alaska."
Volume four: chapters X-XI (roughly pages 969-1339). Revised 3/12/86, 7/29/86, 9/15/86.
Volume five: chapter XII (last chapter, roughly pages 1340-1579). Revised 9/18/86 and 1/19/87.
Omitted from this typescript are the illustrations and maps that preceded the chapters, the calligraphy, and the "Fact and Fiction" section, all represented in the published book.
8.5 x 11 inches, photocopied typescript, light blue wrappers and black comb bindings. Light soil to the wrappers and page edges, else Near Fine overall.
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