We have nine sheets of the corrected galley proofs from William Faulkner's As I Lay Dying along with a letter from Edith Greenburg of Cape and Smith. The publishers were in a rush to get the book out, and Faulkner was tardy on getting his proofs back to them. So, they sent him a handful of questions about specific concerns they had and asked for an immediate reply via air mail.
They were understandably perplexed by a large gap left on page 164 in the sentence, "The shape of my body where I used to be a virgin is a and I couldn't think..." Was it on purpose? The first edition, also in our collection, reveals that it was indeed intended.
To see the proofs ask for MS 930469; for the first edition, Rare PZ3.F272 As.