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101 BROWN, RITA MAE Six of One
New York Harper & Row 1978 
First Edition. Signed and inscribed by the author, Rita Mae Brown: “Pam - A light heart lives long. Rita Mae.” Near fine copy with some minor edge wear in a very good plus bright dust jacket with some very small chips and tears. A novel by Rita Mae Brown, best known for her breakthrough novel Rubyfruit Jungle and her mystery novels ‘co-authored' by her cat, Sneaky Pie Brown. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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102 BROWN, RITA MAE Sudden Death
New York Bantam 1983 
First Edition. Signed and inscribed by the author, Rita Mae Brown: “Taylor - You were the cutest baby! Rita Mae.” Ownership inscription dated in the year of publication. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a couple of minor diagonal creases at the front panel. A novel set in the world of women's professional tennis from Rita Mae Brown, best known for her breakthrough novel Rubyfruit Jungle and her mystery novels ‘co-authored' by her cat, Sneaky Pie Brown. 
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103 BRUCE, KATE MARY Autograph Signature of British Author Kate Mary Bruce
1930s 
Original autograph signature of British author Kate Mary Bruce, written in vintage fountain pen ink on a 4” x 3” piece of paper. Fine. Kate Mary Bruce is the author of Duck's Back, Daughters, Snow-Storm, Felicity, etc. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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104 BUCHAN, ANNA (O. DOUGLAS) Autograph Signature of Scottish Author Anna Buchan (O. Douglas)
1930s 
Original autograph signature of Scottish author Anna Buchan, written in vintage fountain pen ink on a 4” x 3” piece of paper, along with her pen name, O. Douglas: “Your sincerely, Anna Buchan (O. Douglas).” Fine. Anna Masterton Buchan wrote and published under the name O. Douglas, and is the author of Olivia in India, The Setons, Penny Plain, Eliza For Common, The Day of Small Things, Jane's Parlour, People Like Ourselves, The House that is Our Own, Unforgettable, Unforgotten, Farewell to Priorsford, etc. She was the younger sister of the renowned novelist and politician, John Buchan, author of such well-known works as The Thirty-Nine Steps (the basis of the classic early Hitchcock film), John McNab, The Watcher by the Threshold, Salute to Adventurers, The Power House, Greenmantle, Mr. Standfast, The Path of the King, The Gap in the Curtain, etc. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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105 BUCKLEY, V.C Autograph Signature of British Author V.C. Buckley
1939 
Original autograph signature of British author V.C. Buckley, written in vintage fountain pen ink on a 4” x 3” piece of paper: “With the author's best wishes, V.C. Buckley, 1/39.” Fine. V.C. Buckley is the author of several travel books, including Draw Back the Curtains - An Autobiography, With a Passport and Two Eyes, Tickets, Please, The Good Life: Between The Two World Wars With A Candid Camera, etc. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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106 BUKOWSKI, CHARLES Burning in Water Drowning in Flames: Selected Poems 1955 - 1973
Santa Barbara, CA Black Sparrow Press 1977 
Sixth printing. Paperbound. From the library of author and Santa Barbara literary / music club owner, Claire Rabe, with her signature. Lightly used copy with some minor fading to the spine and with a touch of foxing to the edges in printed wrappers. Claire Rabe's club was called Baudelaire's and featured music and literary readings, including one by Bukowski on October 19, 1975. Claire Rabe (1926 - 2003) published a collection of short fiction, Sicily Enough, personal narratives ‘Impressions', as well as poetry, and was married for a time to the crime fiction author Peter Rabe. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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107 BUKOWSKI, CHARLES Fire Station
Santa Barbara Capricorn Press 1970 
First Edition. Paperbound. Fine copy in printed wrappers. This copy belonged to the book's printer Graham Mackintosh with documentation laid in. The book is in fine condition. Graham Mackintosh's press work bibliography reads like a who's who of latter twentieth century fine publishing: Black Sparrow, Oyez, Capra, Capricorn, Cadmus, Scrimshaw (among a score or more other literary houses). Then there is, of course, Graham Mackintosh's own influential White Rabbit Press, a basis and force for today's best poetry. For over forty years Graham Mackintosh has made distinguished contributions to American literary and art publishing as publisher, printer, type designer, book designer, editor, and as a writer on printing. His impact can be seen from the early nineteen-sixties at the modern renaissance of poetry in its hungry, revolutionary days of mimeo chapbooks through the revival of fine press and letterpress printing, and it continues to this day. Graham Mackintosh met seminal poet Jack Spicer in 1954. During the time Mackintosh served in the United State Marine Corps, the two continued to correspond. Upon his discharge from the service, Mackintosh enrolled in the Arts Program at San Jose State College and then transferred to University of California at Berkeley where he worked with Jack Spicer on The Linguistic Atlas of the Pacific Coast. Upon graduating, Mackintosh created his first While Rabbit publication in 1962, and continued to seriously study the arts of printing and design, His desire to learn pulled him from the Bay area for a time to Los Angeles to study with the legendary Saul Marks at the Plantin Press. As Graham Mackintosh's reputation grew and he won printing and design awards, so did the list of distinguished publishers who sought him out to create books for them. 
Price: 450.00 USD
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108 BUKOWSKI, CHARLES Mockingbird Wish Me Luck
Santa Barbara, CA Black Sparrow Press 1976 
Fifth printing. Paperbound. From the library of author and Santa Barbara literary / music club owner, Claire Rabe, with her signature. Lightly used copy with some darkening to the spine and covers and with some minor foxing to the edges in printed wrappers. A collection of poetry. Claire Rabe's club was called Baudelaire's and featured music and literary readings, including one by Bukowski on October 19, 1975. Claire Rabe (1926 - 2003) published a collection of short fiction, Sicily Enough, personal narratives ‘Impressions', as well as poetry, and was married for a time to the crime fiction author Peter Rabe. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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109 BULLETT, GERALD Autograph Signature of British Author Gerald Bullett
1930s 
Original autograph signature of British author Gerald Bullett written in vintage fountain pen ink on a 4” x 3” piece of paper. Fine. Gerald Bullett (1893 - 1958) is the author of ‘Mr. Godly Beside Himself' (1924), ‘Remember Mrs. Munch' (1931), ‘I'll Tell You Everything' (1932 with J. B. Priestley), ‘The Innocence of G. K. Chesterton' (1937), ‘Judgment in Suspense' (1946), ‘The Peacock Brides' (1958), etc. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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110 BURGIN, GEORGE BROWN Autograph Signature of British Author George Brown Burgin
1930s 
Original autograph signature of British author George Brown Burgin, written in vintage fountain pen ink on a 4” x 3” piece of paper, “Geo. B. Burgin.” Fine. George B. Burgin is the author of Tomalyn's Quest, The Kiss, Hermit of Bonneville, The King of Four Corners, Fortune's Footballs, Galahad's Garden, The Devil's Due, The Woman Without A Heart, The Slaves of the Ring, etc. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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111 BURKE, JAMES LEE Burning Angel
New York Hyperion 1995 
First Edition. Signed and inscribed by the author, James Lee Burke. Very fine in dust jacket. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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112 BURKE, JAMES LEE Cadillac Jukebox
New York Hyperion 1995 
First Edition. Signed by the author, James Lee Burke. Very fine in dust jacket. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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113 BURNS, GEORGE Dear George - Advice and Answers from America's Leading Expert on Everything from A to B
New York Putnam 1985 
First Edition. Signed presentation copy from George Burns, inscribed by the author to Bob Spencer, former Chairman of the Board at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles: “To Grace & Bob, My best, George Burns.” Laid in is a small printed card from Cedars-Sinai in honor of George Burns' 90th birthday year and the ‘kick-off' of their $90 million dollar Endowment Fund Campaign. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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114 BURNS, GEORGE Dear George. Advice and Answers from America's Leading Expert on Everything from A to B
New York Putnam 1985 
First Edition. Signed presentation copy from George Burns, inscribed by the author: “To Barbara & Ji., Best, George Burns.” Fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket with a couple of tiny nicks. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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115 BURNS, SHEILA Autograph Signature of British Author Sheila Burns
1930s 
Original autograph signature of British romance author Sheila Burns, written in vintage fountain pen ink on a 4” x 3” piece of paper. Fine. Sheila Burns is the author of Heartbreak Surgeon, Doctor Divine, When Doctors Love, Faint with Pursuit, How Dear Is My Delight, Flying Nurse, etc. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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116 BURROUGHS, EDGAR RICE Original Signed & Inscribed Black & White Photograph Portrait of Edgar Rice Burroughs
8 by 10 inches 1933 
Inscribed in ink: “To Maurice Hirshfield with all good wishes from his friends, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Malibu, December 10, 1933”. Hirschfield was a member of a prominent Los Angeles family. The portrait is by photographer C. Heighton Monroe and has his blindstamp in the blank lower right hand margin, and with Monroe's Hollywood, California inkstamp on the verso. Some minor creases, very good 
Price: 1250.00 USD
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117 BURROUGHS, EDGAR RICE The Beasts of Tarzan
New York A.L. Burt 1916 
Early Reprint Edition. Signed presentation copy from Edgar Rice Burroughs to his son, Hulbert Burroughs. Affectionately inscribed by the author: “Hulbert Burroughs, Tarzana Ranch, Van Nuys, Cal., 12/10/20, With love from Papa”. With illustrations by J. Allen St. John, both within the text and on the wraparound dust jacket which depicts, in full color, Tarzan in the jungle standing with a gorilla and a lioness on the front panel and with a somewhat menacing gorilla on the rear panel. Near fine copy with a hint of use and darkening to the cloth and a bit of edge wear in a very good slightly handled dust jacket with some minor fading to the spine and a few tiny chips and tears. Enclosed in a custom morocco and cloth clamshell box. 
Price: 5000.00 USD
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118 BUSCH, NIVEN The San Franciscans
New York Simon & Schuster 1962 
First Edition. Signed and inscribed by the author, Niven Busch to Edwin “Stack” & Ruza Stackhouse. Edwin Stackhouse was the longtime manager of the Pickwick bookstore in Hollywood. Pages browning as usual, else about fine in a dust jacket with a few small tears and light rubbing. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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119 BYRD, R.E Alone
New York Putnam 1938 
Fifth printing. Signed and inscribed by Alan Innes-Taylor who was Chief of Trail Operations on Admiral Richard E. Byrd's first two Antarctic expeditions. Inscribed: “'To seek, To strive, To find, And not to yield' Alan Innes-Taylor, Byrd Antarctic Expedition I and II 1928-30 - 1933-35.” The first part of the inscription is a quotation from Alfred, Lord Tennyson. Captain Alan Innes-Taylor (1900-1983) was in charge of Admiral Byrd's dog and sled operations. In December 1934, Admiral Byrd named a mountain they discovered as Mount Innes-Taylor in tribute to the captain. Some soiling and cloth stains, some sunning to spine, else very good copy without dust jacket. The noted explorer's account of being alone in Antarctica. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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120 BYRD, R.E Alone
New York Putnam 1938 
First Edition. Very rare publisher's salesmen's dummy. Publisher's blue cloth shows little wear, light blue titles still fresh & legible. End papers clean; Title Page & Copyright Page dated 1938; Contents Page lists the chapters, but not the page numbers; Text begins on Page 7, but ends on Page 11, the balance of the pages lack both text & page numbers. A couple of pages with light smudges, otherwise clean. Dust Jacket with wraparound illustration by Richard Harrison, who also provided drawings in the text. Dust Jacket priced "$2.50" on the front flap, perhaps unique to this printing is the phrase, "Publication: October 24, 1938." DJ flaps with commentar. 296 pages approx. Near fine in a lightly used dust jacket with a few small tears and minor nicking. 
Price: 350.00 USD
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