"ENIGMA" [poem, earlier draft of the unpublished "Illusion"]. TYPED MANUSCRIPT SIGNED (TMsS). Eight lines on half-sheet of letter size paper, ribbon copy with last line crossed out by hand, dated "1915" by different typewriter at top, signed in full (blue ink, spidery backward slanting hand) at bottom. "An exercise in Graveyard Romanticism, written in an immature style with thoughts that have not yet grown into the clothing of their lavish diction." - Robert Eldridge. Sidney-Fryer, Donald. Emperor of Dreams: a Clark Ashton Smith Bibliography, p. 59 (dated tentatively as circa 1910). Old folding creases, faint tan stain, else fine. Provenance: Samuel Loveman papers. (#136252).

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