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FOOTBALL SPECIAL [Original Short Story Typescript]

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FOOTBALL SPECIAL [Original Short Story Typescript]

25.00

An amateur short story typescript, authored by a Paul M. Nash, likely of Columbus, Ohio given text of an included article clipping as well as area of acquisition by us. The setting is a railcar headed for an unknown destination after a college football game ("State" is as specific as the name gets, though Ohio State appears to be the inspiration). The title appears derivative of the "Football Special" trains railways would run to and from home games in Columbus and the story's action focuses on George Dexter, a bombastic middle-aged salesman and "varsity center in '16," who gets swindled at a card game by an unassuming fellow ex-alumnus. 

We are unable to precisely identify Nash, though alumni publications as well as census records suggest a 1917 graduate of Ohio State and longtime Columbus real estate broker (b. about 1897) as a possible candidate. A well crafted, seemingly unpublished short story with a revealing draft included. 

NASH, Paul M. FOOTBALL SPECIAL [Original Typescript Short Story with Ammended Draft Copy]. [Columbus, Ohio]: 1941. 4to. Textured card folder with a 6pp. typescript short story bound in. Title leaf in front, typed title label mounted to outer folder. With a 5pp. draft with numerous pencil notations and corrections and a single article clipping laid-in loose. Loose leaves with some mild handling wear, else clean, about near fine.

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An amateur short story typescript, authored by a Paul M. Nash, likely of Columbus, Ohio given text of an included article clipping as well as area of acquisition by us. The setting is a railcar headed for an unknown destination after a college football game ("State" is as specific as the name gets, though Ohio State appears to be the inspiration). The title appears derivative of the "Football Special" trains railways would run to and from home games in Columbus and the story's action focuses on George Dexter, a bombastic middle-aged salesman and "varsity center in '16," who gets swindled at a card game by an unassuming fellow ex-alumnus. 

We are unable to precisely identify Nash, though alumni publications as well as census records suggest a 1917 graduate of Ohio State and longtime Columbus real estate broker (b. about 1897) as a possible candidate. A well crafted, seemingly unpublished short story with a revealing draft included. 

NASH, Paul M. FOOTBALL SPECIAL [Original Typescript Short Story with Ammended Draft Copy]. [Columbus, Ohio]: 1941. 4to. Textured card folder with a 6pp. typescript short story bound in. Title leaf in front, typed title label mounted to outer folder. With a 5pp. draft with numerous pencil notations and corrections and a single article clipping laid-in loose. Loose leaves with some mild handling wear, else clean, about near fine.