original first manuscript

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original first manuscript

Post by Itasan » Mon Jun 04, 2007 1:04 am

"The original first manuscript for Ravel's Bolero
goes on the block today."
Aren't the 'original' and 'first' the same thing?
I wonder why 'original first'?

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Original first

Post by eslweb » Mon Jun 04, 2007 9:26 am


Breaking it up, it could mean:
The original - Not a copy
first manuscript - The first manuscript written

Of course it could be a mistake....


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