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Modern LiteratureSigned & InscribedDetective Fiction

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1 BAXT, GEORGE Original Carbon Typed Manuscript Signed for the Novel Swing Low, Sweet Harriet

152 pages. Signed and inscribed by the author, George Baxt with three notations on the cover page: “For Ken Morton--all the best from George Baxt... Title remains as is or else! G.B.... This is my working copy - top copy at Baxter University--George Baxt”. With corrections, additions, and deletions in Baxt's hand throughout, as well as printer's marks. On the final page of the manuscript, after THE END is written: “okay, okay!! G.B.” Printed by Simon & Schuster in 1967. About fine in a custom cloth clamshell box. Author's second book. 
Price: 850.00 USD
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2 JACKSON, JON A. (CARVER, RAYMOND & CONRAD, BARNABY) Ridin' With Ray and The Old Game. With Illustrations by Barnaby Conrad
Santa Barbara, CA Neville Books 1995 
First Edition. One of an edition limited to 326 copies signed by the author, Jon A. Jackson. This copy is unnumbered and is the illustrator Barnaby Conrad's copy as stated on the colophon page. Fine condition, bound in blue cloth boards with silver stamping without dust jacket as issued. ‘Ridin' With Ray' is an affectionate tribute to his friend and fellow author Raymond Carver by Jon A. Jackson. With Jackson's story ‘The Old Game' which he has restored to its original state from its initial appearance in ‘Mystery Monthly' magazine, and in which he introduces his character “Fang" Mulheisen. From the conclusion of the foreword by Jackson: “I'm glad to write about Ray, who was without a doubt the most career oriented writer I've known, but who was also a splendid pal. He was the ur-writer. He had practically no sense of himself outside of that identification. Chekhov was a doctor, others might think of themselves as teachers, or public figures, but Ray was more like Nabokov: without writing he had no reason to be. It's a good thing in these times. Let's have a few of these literary heroes. These Harrisons and Kittredges and DeMarinises, the Jim Welches and Ella Lefflands. We can't get enough of them. To me they are the heroes. They are the ones who really tell us what goes on in our lives.” 
Price: 175.00 USD
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3 MORTON, ANTHONY (CREASEY, JOHN) Autograph Signature of British Mystery Author Anthony Morton
1930s 
Original autograph signature of British mystery author Anthony Morton, “Yours sincerely, Anthony Morton.” written in vintage fountain pen ink on a 4” x 3” piece of paper. Fine. Anthony Morton is the author of ‘Case for the Baron,' ‘Alias Blue Mask,' ‘Love for the Baron,' ‘Blue Mask at Bay,' ‘Blue Mask Victorious,' ‘Books for the Baron,' ‘The Baron Comes Back,' etc. Anthony Morton was one of the many pseudonyms of author John Creasey (1908 - 1973) who published more than 600 novels under 28 different pseudonyms, and created many memorable characters, including Gideon of Scotland Yard, who served as the basis for television series Gideon's Way. His ‘Baron' series of mystery novels served as the basis for the British television series ‘The Baron' (1955 - 1956). 
Price: 50.00 USD
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4 NEWMAN, BERNARD Autograph Signature of British Mystery Author Bernard Newman
1930s 
Original autograph signature of British mystery author Bernard Newman, written in vintage fountain pen ink on a 4” x 3” piece of paper. Fine. Bernard Newman is the author of ‘The Cavalry Went Through,' ‘Cup Final Murder,' ‘The Mussolini Murder Plot,' ‘Danger Spots Europe.' etc. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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5 PACKARD, FRANK L Autograph Signature of Canadian Mystery Author Frank L. Packard
1930s 
Original autograph signature of Canadian mystery author Frank L. Packard, written in vintage fountain pen ink on a 4” x 3” piece of paper, inscribed to British autograph collector, L.E.L. Downing: “To L.E.L. Downing, Esq., with sincere good wishes, Frank L. Packard.” Fine. written in vintage fountain pen ink on a 4” x 3” piece of paper. Fine. Frank Lucius Packard (1877 - 1942) is the author of ‘Tiger Claws,' ‘The Locked Book,' ‘Jimmie Dale and the Phantom Clue,' ‘Shanghai Jim,' etc. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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6 PUNSHON, E.R Autograph Signature of British Mystery Author Ernest Robertson ‘E.R.' Punshon
1930s 
Original autograph signature of British mystery author Ernest Robertson Punshon, “E.R. Punshon,” written in vintage fountain pen ink on a 4” x 3” piece of paper. Fine. E.R. Punshon is the author of ‘The Carter & Bell Detective Omnibus,' ‘The Cottage Murder,' ‘Death in the Chalkpit,' ‘ The Crossword Murder,' ‘Arrows of Chance,' etc. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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7 QUENTIN, PATRICK (WHEELER, HUGH) Autograph Signature of British Mystery Author Patrick Quentin
1930s 
Original autograph signature of British mystery author Patrick Quentin to British autograph collector, L.E.L. Downing, inscribed: “L. Downing, Sincerely from Patrick Quentin.” written in vintage fountain pen ink on a 4” x 3” piece of paper. With a 1” x 1/3” corner clipped, else fine. Patrick Quentin is the author of ‘Garden Clubs and Spades,' ‘A Puzzle for Fools,' ‘Puzzle for Pilgrims,' ‘The Ordeal of Mrs. Snow and Other Stories' (a Queen's Quorum title), etc. Patrick Quentin was one of the pseudonyms of author Hugh Callingham Wheeler (1912 - 1987), a Tony Award-winning English-born playwright, screenwriter, librettist, poet, and translator. Wheeler won both a Tony and a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Book of a Musical for ‘A Little Night Music' and ‘Candide' (operetta), and won both again for his book for ‘Sweeney Todd.' 
Price: 75.00 USD
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8 ROBBINS, CLIFTON Autograph Signature of British Mystery Author Clifton Robbins
1930s 
Original autograph signature of British mystery author Clifton Robbins, written in vintage fountain pen ink on a 4” x 3” piece of paper. Fine. Clifton Robbins is the author of ‘The Clay Harrison Murder Omnibus,' ‘Dusty Death,' ‘The Mystery of Mr. Cross,' ‘Smash and Grab,' etc. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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9 ROWE, ANNE Autograph Signature of British Mystery Author Anne Rowe
1930s 
Original autograph signature of British mystery author Anne Rowe to British autograph collector, L.E.L. Downing, inscribed: “Regards to L.E.L. Downing from the author, Anne Rowe.” written in vintage fountain pen ink on a 4” x 3” piece of paper. Fine. Anne Rowe is the author of ‘Too Much Poison,' ‘The Little Dog Barked,' ‘Deadly Intent,' etc. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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10 SCOTT, MANSFIELD Autograph Signature of British Mystery Author Mansfield Scott
1930s 
Original autograph signature of British mystery author Mansfield Scott, “Cordially, Mansfield Scott.” written in vintage fountain pen ink on a 4” x 3” piece of paper. Fine. Mansfield Scott is the author of ‘The Spider's Web,' ‘The Black Circle,' ‘The Phantom Messenger,' etc. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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11 SCOTT, R.T.M Autograph Signature of Mystery Author Reginald Thomas Maitland Scott
1930s 
Original autograph signature of mystery author Reginald Thomas Maitland Scott, “R.T.M. Scott,” written in vintage fountain pen ink on a 4” x 3” piece of paper. Fine. R.T.M. Scott is the author of ‘Aurelius Smith - Detective,' ‘Murder Stalks the Mayor,' ‘Secret Service Smith,' etc. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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12 SCOTT, SUTHERLAND Autograph Signature of British Mystery Author Sutherland Scott
1930s 
Original autograph signature of British mystery author Sutherland Scott, written in vintage fountain pen ink on a 4” x 3” piece of paper. Fine. Sutherland Scott is the author of ‘Crazy Murder Show,' ‘Blood in Their Ink,' ‘Murder On Stage,' etc. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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13 TOLKIEN, J.R.R Typed Letter Signed from J.R.R. Tolkien to Swedish Mystery Writer Jan Broberg
Oxford, England 1 page, 8” x 8 3/4” June 1, 1961 
Original typed letter signed from J.R.R. Tolkien to Swedish mystery and detective author Jan Broberg in response to an inquiry of Broberg's for an interview with Tolkien. The letter reads in full: “Dear Mr. Broberg, / I much regret that I shall not be in Oxford on the date that you suggest. I shall be away from the 19th June until the 15th July. I shall be in Bournemouth from July 4th. That is easily accessible from London and if the journey is worth the trouble to you merely for the purpose of seeing me I should be glad to give you a short interview. My address will be: / Hotel Miramar / East Overcliff Drive / Bournemouth, Hampshire / Yours sincerely, / J.R.R. Tolkien.” Trace of mounting on verso, and with creases from folding, else fine. 
Price: 3750.00 USD
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