de Camp Manuscript

Among the items that will be in the Robert Weinberg Estate Auction being held at the 2020 Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention (April 17-19, 2020 at the Westin Lombard Yorktown Center) are several which are scarce or unique. The auction will be held on the evening of Friday, April 17, 2020.

Here are one of them. This is the original manuscript by L. Sprague de Camp for his story, “Divide and Rule” (original title, “The Duke of Poughkeepsie’s Son”) which appeared in the April and May 1939 issues of Unknown. The cover page is signed by de Camp, and corrections in pencil appear throughout. And it comes in a nifty custom made clamshell.

As we’ve done in the past few years, there will be a method available to place bids if you can’t attend the show. Details on this will be posted to our website in early April.