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1 Program for “The Historical Novel: A Symposium Honoring Herman Wouk”
Washington, DC The Center for the Book, Library of Congress 1995 
First Edition. Signed by Herman Wouk on the front cover. A folded one page program printed to accompany a literary symposium on the genre of the historical novel, specifically the novels of Herman Wouk (Aurora Dawn, The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial, Marjorie Morningstar, Youngblood Hawke, etc.), with a distinguished panel of participants, including Herman Wouk. 
Price: 37.50 USD
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2 ADAIR, HAZEL Autograph Signature of British Author Hazel Adair
1930s 
Original autograph signature of British author, Hazel Adair (Hazel Iris Addis), written in vintage fountain pen ink on a 4” x 3” piece of paper. Fine. Hazel Adair is the author of Mahogany and Deal, Quoth the Raven, Stranger From Space (with Ronald Marriott), The Enamelled Bird-Cage, and The Darkest Hour. She was also the co-creator with Peter Ling of the British soap operas Compact and Crossroads. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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3 ADDAMS, CHARLES My Crowd
New York Simon & Schuster 1970 
First Edition. Signed and inscribed by the author, Charles Addams, dated 1970, with the recipient's bookplate. Fine in a lightly used price-clipped dust jacket with a couple of minor edge tears. A collection of Addams' wicked cartoons. 
Price: 375.00 USD
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4 AHLSWEDE, ANN Hunting Wolf
New York Ballantine 1974 
Later printing. Paperbound. Signed and inscribed by the author, noted Western author, Ann Ahlswede: “To Angelo Carli, My own experience with ‘time & chance' surely was the reason I wrote this book. Not sure I resolved anything, but enjoyed the process. Ann Ahlswede.” Near fine only slightly used copy in printed wrappers. Laid in is an autograph letter signed by Ann Ahlswede, to the book's recipient, on Ahlswede's personal printed stationery, dated 4/23/86. The letter reads: Dear Angelo, I'm embarrassed in taking so long in sending you these books back to you, and flattered that you asked by to subscribe them. What conflict life presents! As to their creation, I'm still not exactly sure why I wrote them, or the ones following and in between, which have generally been, in my view, better books with less commercial value. So it goes. Enclosed you'll find a copy of the 2nd in the group, for your collection. I do fear they are all going to self-destruct in a few years due to the acid paper they are printed on. I persist in efforts to have them reprinted but the market is very flighty these days, and very different from what it was a few years ago. Trends come and go so quickly and lead time between acceptance and publication is so long that books can fail before they are on the shelves. I've been working as editor/co-writer on an historical novel with a friend, and I think it has a good chance of making it. I do have plans for my own work as soon as I settle in the right word processor, but I've spent more time lately in the field of art, and am beginning to discover some interesting and somewhat surprising connections between the writing & the painting. It's all a great adventure, isn't it? My best to Ann. Please do call & come by some time. I'd love to show you the house and hear more of what you and Ann are doing. Best wishes, Ann.” With printed envelope. Fine condition. Ann Ahlswede wrote many novels, mostly in the Western genre, including The Savage Land and Day of the Hunter. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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5 AKELEY, MARY L. JOBE Autograph Signature of Author Mary L. Jobe Akeley
1930s 
Original autograph signature of author Mary L. Jobe Akeley, written in vintage fountain pen ink on a 4” x 3” piece of paper and inscribed: “Sincerely yours, Mary L. Jobe Akeley.” Fine. Mary L. Jobe Akeley is the author of Carl Akeley's Africa. The Account of the Akeley Eastman-Pomeroy African Hall Expedition of the American Museum of Natural History, and with her husband Carl, Lions, Gorillas and Their Neighbors. The Akeley's traveled to Africa on behalf of the American Museum of Natural History, and Carl gained a reputation as an expert taxidermist, artist, biologist, conservationist, and nature photographer, noted for his contributions to American museums. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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6 AKINS, ZOE Papa. An Amorality in Three Acts
New York Mitchell Kennerley 1913 
First Edition. Signed and inscribed by the author, Zoe Akins. Inscribed: “All the best wishes in the world - For Jane Carroll From Zoe Akins. N.Y. 1928.” Very good copy with some rubbing and wear to the cloth, a bit of sunning to the spine, without dust jacket. Akins's presentation copies are rare. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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7 ALDRICH, BESS STREETER Autograph Signature of American Author Bess Streeter Aldrich
1930s 
Original autograph signature of American novelist, Bess Streeter Aldrich, written in vintage fountain pen ink on a 4” x 3” piece of paper. The note is inscribed to British autograph collector, L. Downing and reads: “Autograph by the author, Bess Streeter Aldrich, for L. Downing.” Fine. Bess Streeter Aldrich is the author of She was the author of about 200 short stories and thirteen novels, including Mother Mason, The Rim of the Prairie, A Lantern in Her Hand, Spring Came on Forever, Journey Into Christmas, and Miss Bishop, which was the basis for the film Cheers for Miss Bishop, starring Martha Scott and Edmund Gwenn. Ms. Aldrich received an honorary degree in literature from the University of Nebraska in 1934 and was named into the Nebraska Hall of Fame in 1973. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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8 ALEXANDER, WILLIAM P Autograph Signature of Author William P. Alexander
1930s 
Original autograph signature of author William P. Alexander: “William P. Alexander, Buffalo Museum of Science, Buffalo, N.Y.” written in vintage fountain pen ink on a 4” x 3” piece of paper. Fine. William P. Alexander is the author of ‘Flora of the Allegany State Park Region' with Homer D. House, and several books with co-author Maribelle Cormac, including ‘Jacques the Goatherd: a Story of the High Alps,' ‘The Museum Comes to Life,' ‘Horns of Gur,' ‘Last Clash of Claymores: A Story of Scotland in the Time of Prince Charles,' ‘Bruce and Marcia Woodsmen,' etc. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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9 ALINGTON, ADRIAN Autograph Signature of British Author Adrian Alington
1930s 
Original autograph signature of British novelist, Adrian Alington, written in vintage fountain pen ink on a 4” x 3” piece of paper. Fine. He is the author of The Career of Julian Stanley Williams, Ann & Aurelia: Some Chapters from the Lives of Two Friends, Slowbags and Arethusa, Sanity Island, His Excellency, etc. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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10 ALLEN, FRED Treadmill to Oblivion. With Drawings by Hirschfeld
Boston Atlantic Monthly Press / Little Brown 1954 
Early reprint. Signed presentation copy from Fred Allen to Abby Perelman, the daughter of the great American humorist, author, and screenwriter S.J. Perelman. Inscribed by the author: “Dear Abby - If your father had written this it would be a much funnier book. Fred Allen.” With drawings by Al Hirschfeld. With some edge wear to the cloth mainly at the top in a used dust jacket with some dust soiling to the rear panel, fading to the spine, and small to medium chips and tears. Fred Allen (1894 – 1956) was an American comedian, radio, and television personality known for his deadpan delivery, masterful ad-libbing and wit. Allen and S.J. Perelman were close friends and in 1951 Perelman published a profile of him in ‘Holiday' magazine. Sidney Joseph Perelman, popularly known as S. J. Perelman (1904 – 1979), was one of the most widely read literary icons of the Golden Age of American Humor. His New Yorker pieces, fiction, and collected essays are legendary for their biting wit and mastery of caricature and language. He was the brother-in-law of the writer Nathanael West with whom he shared a close relationship up until West's death in a car accident in 1940 at age thirty-seven, and whose memory and literary reputation he devoted himself to maintaining. 
Price: 450.00 USD
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11 ALLEN, HENRY Autograph Signature of Author Henry Allen
1930s 
Original autograph signature of author Henry Allen, written in vintage fountain pen ink on a 4” x 3” piece of paper. Fine. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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12 ALLEN, WALTER Autograph Signature of British Author Walter Allen
1939 
Original autograph signature of British novelist and literary critic, Walter Allen, inscribed to British autograph collector, L.E.L. Downing, written in vintage fountain pen ink on a 4” x 3” piece of paper. Inscribed: “Signed for L.E.L. Downing, by Walter Allen, 15/6/39.” Fine. Walter Allen's published works include the novels Innocence is Drowned, Blind Man's Ditch, Living Space, The Black Country, Rogue Elephant , and Dead Man Over All, critial works on Arnold Bennett, Joyce Cary, and George Eliot, an autobiography, As I Walked Down New Grub Street, and his best known work, The English Novel: a Short Critical History. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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13 AMES, JENNIFER Autograph Signature of British Author Jennifer Ames
1930s 
Original autograph signature of British author, Jennifer Ames, inscribed to British autograph collector, L.E.L. Downing, written in vintage fountain pen ink on a 4” x 3” piece of paper. Inscribed: “Wishing your library every success, Jennifer Ames.” Fine. Jennifer Ames was a romance and adventure novelist and the author of Heart in Darkness, I'll Get Over It, Lovers in the Dark, I Married Mr. Richardson, Lips For a Stranger, and Anything But Love. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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14 ANDERSON, ROBERT A Cooks & Bakers
New York Avon 1982 
First Edition Paperback Original. From the library of novelist Kent Anderson with his ownership signature. A very good copy with only light wear and slight fading to spine. Kent Anderson wrote the classic Vietnam War novel, Sympathy For the Devil (1987), considered one of the key books in Vietnam War literature. He went to Vietnam in 1969, where he served as a Sergeant in the Special Forces Green Beret. His service earned him the Purple Heart and two Bronze Stars, one with Oakleaf Cluster for valor. While not supporting the war philosophically, he certainly was and is an ardent supporter of his fellow veterans. After his tour in Vietnam he was a uniformed police officer in Portland, Oregon and in Oakland, California. These experiences formed the basis of Night Dogs, his acclaimed novel of the intensity of police life. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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15 ANDERSON, SHERWOOD A New Testament
New York Boni & Liveright 1927 
Second printing. Signed presentation copy from Sherwood Anderson to aviation pioneer, Fred L. Black. Inscribed by the author: “To Fred L. Black. Thinking of the memory and such of a man in the advertising department of one of the countries industries. Thinking of the days and years I did that, stealing an occasional day for a poem, a story or a chapter of some novel. Sincerely, Sherwood Anderson. Marion, VA. Dec. 1927.” With Black's bookplate. Fine in a lightly used dust jacket with a few tiny nicks. 
Price: 650.00 USD
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16 ANDERSON, SHERWOOD Sherwood Anderson's Notebook
New York Boni & Liveright 1926 
Second printing. Signed presentation copy inscribed by the author, Sherwood Anderson to aviation pioneer, Fred L. Black. Inscribed: “To Fred Black. These are exam old things. I hope you'll like some of them. Sherwood Anderson.” With Black's bookplate. Upper corners slightly bumped, else near fine in a lightly used dust jacket with a few tiny chips. 
Price: 650.00 USD
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17 ARMOUR, RICHARD It All Started With Eve: An Uninhibited Account of Famous Women of History
New York McGraw-Hill 1956 
First Edition. Signed and inscribed by the author Richard Armour: “For Faye from Barry, with the friendly regards of the perpetrator, Richard Armour.” With drawings by Campbell Grant. Very good plus bright copy with one corner very slightly bumped in a lightly used dust jacket with some fading to the spine and a few small chips and tears. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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18 ARNOLD, LILIAN Autograph Signature of British Author Lilian Arnold
1930s 
Original autograph signature of British novelist Lilian Arnold, written in vintage fountain pen ink on a 4” x 3” piece of paper. Fine. Lilian Arnold is the author of Also Joan, The Second Wife, and The Storm-Dog: A Romance of Cornwall. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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19 ASHE, GORDON (JOHN CREASEY) Autograph Signature of British Author Gordon Ashe, Pseudonym of John Creasey
1930s 
Original autograph signature of British author Gordon Ashe, pseudonym of John Creasey, written in vintage fountain pen ink on a 4” x 3” piece of paper, and inscribed: “With Best Wishes, Gordon Ashe.” Fine. Gordon Ashe was one of the many pseudonyms of the famous crime and suspense novelists, John Creasey (1908 - 1973). As Gordon Ashe, he is the author of ‘Murder Most Foul,' ‘The Speaker,' etc. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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20 ASINOF, ELIOT Man On Spikes
Carbondale Southern Illinois University Press 1998 
Limited Signed Edition of the classic Baseball novel. One of only 75 numbered deluxe copies signed by the author, Eliot Asinof, of which only 50 copies were offered for sale. Contains a new preface by Asinof as well as a new introduction by Marvin Miller, the eloquent baseball-loving attorney who represented the Baseball Players Association during the recent long and lamented strike. As new without dust jacket as issued. Considered one of the finest baseball novels ever written. The author is equally famous for his book on the 1919 Black Sox baseball scandal, Eight Men Out. 
Price: 225.00 USD
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