DONLEAVY, J.P. The Onion-Eaters (Corrected Typescript). Co. Meath, Ireland: [c.1970].
A collection of 197 sheets (22 x 33cm), held by two loose cardboard covers with typed label and shipping tape wrap-around; the cover sheet showing the title, sender's (author's) address and recipient (publisher's) address; loose sheets numbered; in good condition, perhaps a little faded; the outer sheets showing a little more wear, with a few nicks to edges, and toning; the seal broken, but present; some nicking and chipping to the edges of the wrap-around.
Original corrected mimeographed typescript of 'The Onion Eaters', Donleavy's fifth novel, sent from the author to his American publisher prior to the book's publication in 1971. There are a couple of ink corrections and pencil markings, likely in the author's hand, but aside from these the text is complete, and assumed to be the finalised version.
The Onion Eaters centres around Clayton Claw Cleaver Clementine, a young man who takes possession of a remote, and possibly haunted castle on a rocky outcrop of rural Ireland.