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21 AUSTIN, F. BRITTEN Autograph Signature of British Author F. Britten Austin
1930s 
Original autograph signature of British author F. Britten Austin, written in vintage fountain pen ink on a 4” x 3” piece of paper. Fine. F. Britten Austin is the author of ‘Forty Centuries Looking Down,' ‘Under the Lens and Other Stories,' ‘The Road to Glory. A Novel,' etc. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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22 BABBS, KEN (NEAL CASSADY) A Form of Work That Becomes a Construct
N.p. (Santa Barbara, CA) Pride of Tacoma Press 2004 
First Edition. Signed by the author Ken Babbs at the colophon which reads: “Published by Pride of Tacoma Press in a signed edition of 100 copies in 2004. Cover design by Darrin Brenner-Rolat. An additional 100 copies printed for the skypilotclub [sic]”. Fine copy in stapled wrappers. Merry prankster Ken Babbs' take on his friend Neal Cassady, drawn from tapes and talks. Babbs is best known for his participation in the Acid Tests and on the bus Furthur with Ken Kesey, author of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Sometimes a Great Notion, and Demon Box. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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23 BAILEY, PEARL Talking To Myself
New York Harcourt Brace Jovanovich 1971 
First Edition. Signed and inscribed by the author, Pearl Bailey: “To Ted, Love is all, Pearl.” Additionally signed and inscribed by Miss Bailey on the title page: “Dear Ted, Thanks for friendship. Love always, Pearl.” A book of memoirs. Fine in a near fine dust jacket withthe barest hint of dust soiling. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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24 BAILLIE-SAUNDERS, MARGARET Autograph Signature of British Author Margaret Baillie-Saunders
1930s 
Original autograph signature of British novelist Margaret Baillie-Saunders, written in vintage fountain pen ink on a 4” x 3” piece of paper. Fine. Ms. Baillie-Saunders was a prolific author, and her published works include Between the Lights, Jill-O'-the-Wisp, Scarlet Sails, The Distaff Dreamers, The Philosophy of Dickens - A Study of His life and Teaching as a Social Reformer, etc. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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25 BAKER, DOROTHY Young Man With a Horn
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1938 
First Edition. Signed and inscribed by the author, Dorothy Baker inscribed: “To Margaret - Who helped like anything with the research. Dorothy.” Very good in neatly price-clipped dust jacket with few tiny nicks and tears. A novel based on the life of the great coronet player Bix Beiderbecke who died of alcoholism in 1931 at age 28. Made into an acclaimed motion picture starring Kirk Douglas, Lauren Bacall, Doris Day, and Hoagy Carmichael. Scarce inscribed and in jacket. 
Price: 650.00 USD
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26 BAKER, RUSSELL So This is Depravity
New York Congdon & Lattes 1980 
First Edition. One of an edition limited to 500 numbered copies signed by the author, Russell Baker. About fine with the most minute hint of rubbing to the spine in the publisher's slipcase. A collection of essays and editorial pieces from author and journalist Russell Baker, frequent contributor to The New York Times and Esquire. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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27 BAKER, WILL Dawn Stone - An Antediluvian Tale
Santa Barbara Capra Press 1975 
First Edition. Of an edition of 60 numbered hardbound copies signed by the author, Will Baker, this copy is designated the “Printer's Copy” and is so designated on the colophon page and was owned by Noel Young, the printer, editor of this book, and the owner - publisher of the Capra Press. Tiny bit of rubbing else near fine without dust jacket as issued. Issued regularly paperbound, only the limited edition was issued hardbound. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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28 BALDWIN, FAITH Autograph Signature of Author Faith Baldwin
1938 
Original autograph signature of American author, Faith Baldwin, inscribed to British autograph collector, L.E.L. Downing, written in vintage fountain pen ink on a 4” x 3” piece of paper. Inscribed: “To L.E.L. Downing Esq, With the good thoughts of Faith Baldwin. May 1938.” Fine. Faith Baldwin was a very successful author of romance and fiction, publishing some 100 novels, including Arizona Star, Thresholds, Skyscraper, Love's a Puzzle, Men Are Such Fools, etc. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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29 BALDWIN, FAITH Original Typed Letter Signed From American Writer, Faith Baldwin
1 page, 6 1/4” x 9 1/4” n.d. 
Original typed letter signed by the author, writer, Faith Baldwin, in reply to a request for information about her writing career from a fan named Betty Hogan who sent out questionnaires to writers. Miss Baldwin replies briefly in pencil to the questions, and then types a lengthy reply on the verso, with a few pencil corrections, and signs in pencil: “Dear Miss Hogan, little of this is applicable to what you want; I sold verse to the pulps published by Munsey when I was 18 [Cavalier Magazine] and I am now 53. I wrote them 2 shorts the plots given me by Bob Davis, and I got 15 dollars each for them - after that rejections; however - did write and have accepted a great deal of verse. I wrote my first novel for fun during the first world war and also wrote at an agents insistence for the pulps, for newspapers (not as a reporter) and later did everything from beauty and love lorn columns to greeting cards and lots of ghost writing....Then I went on with shorts for Cosmo, serials for Goodhouse and finally serials for Cosmo, etc...I did not however try very seriously to do much other than little novels (unserialized) and verse up to about 1923. Good luck, Faith Baldwin.” One crease from folding and one 1 1/2” edge tear, else fine without envelope. American author, Faith Baldwin Cutherall (1893-1978), wrote romance novels as well as two books under the pen name Amber Lee. Her works include, “Apartment for Peggy" (1948) and "The Office Wife" (1930). 
Price: 125.00 USD
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30 BALDWIN, MONICA I Leap Over the Wall
New York Signet Books 1957 
First Edition - Paperback. Signed by the author Monica Baldwin on the title page. Very good copy with a hint of handling. A work of memoir with this from the front cover: “The bestselling story of a nun who returned to the world after 28 years in a convent.” From the library of her publisher Dr. Kurt Enoch (1895-1982) who was a noted German publisher, forced to flee the Nazis, landing in New York in 1940. In 1948, Dr. Enoch co-founded and became President of New American Library - Signet Books which became one of the successful and acclaimed post-war publishing houses. Enoch went on to become one of the most highly regarded figures in American book publishing. Signet #S1371 
Price: 50.00 USD
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31 BANKS, RUSSELL Success Stories
London Hamish Hamilton 1986 
First Edition - British. Signed by the author, Russell Banks on the title page. As new in dust jacket. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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32 BANKS, RUSSELL The Sweet Hereafter
New York Harper 1991 
Second printing. Signed by the author, Russell Banks on the title page. The basis of the critically acclaimed film directed by Atom Egoyan. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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33 BANNERMAN, W.B Autograph Signature of British Author W.B. Bannerman
1930s 
Original autograph signature of British author, W.B. Bannerman, inscribed to British autograph collector, L.E.L. Downing, written in vintage fountain pen ink on a 4” x 3” piece of paper. Inscribed: “With the compliments of the author, W.B. Bannerman.” Fine. W.B. Bannerman's published works include Smoky Range, Murder in the Legion (with Ian Cameron), Santos, Border Detective, and Down the Texas Trail. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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34 BANNON, ANN Odd Girl Out
New York Arno Press 1975 
First Edition, Hardbound. Signed by the author, Ann Bannon. Near fine bright copy with some minor handling without dust jacket as issued. From the Arno Press collection of books on homosexuality, Lesbians and gay men in society, History, and Literature, with Jonathan Katz as general editor. Scarce. Ann Bannon is the well-known novelist of the golden age of campy sub-genre lesbian pulp fiction. With titles like We Walk Alone Through Lesbos' Lonely Groves, Warped Desire, Deviate Wife, Satan Was a Lesbian, etc. it's clear that the target audience from the publisher's point of view was male, but for many lesbians of the time these books offered a welcome chance to identify with a community. 
Price: 400.00 USD
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35 BANNON, ANN “The Beebo Brinker Chronicles: An Appraisal of Ann Bannon's Six Novels” by Kurt Brokaw in Paperback Parade - The Magazine for Paperback Readers and Collectors
Brooklyn Paperback Parade - Gryphon Books 2010 
First Edition. Signed by Ann Bannon. A study of Ann Bannon's classic paperback lesbian novels in this magazine for collectors and readers of vintage paperbacks. Illustrated. Very fine fresh copy 
Price: 39.95 USD
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36 BANNON, ANN, KATE MOIRA RYAN & LINDA S. CHAPMAN The Beebo Brinker Chronicles. A Play by Kate Moira Ryan and Linda S. Chapman. Based on the Books by Ann Bannon
New York Dramatists Play Service, Inc. 2009 
First Edition. Signed by the author Ann Bannon on the title page. Paperbound, 54 pages. Mint copy in printed wrappers. A play by Kate Moira Ryan and Linda S. Chapman based on the books I Am a Woman, Woman in the Shadows, and Journey to a Woman by Ann Bannon. From the rear cover: “Set in pre-Stonewall Greenwich Village, The Beebo Brinker Chronicles follows the lives and loves of Laura, Beth, and Beebo as they navigate uncharted territories of desire...Adapted from the 1950's and 1960's lesbian pulp novels by Ann Bannon, the play celebrates the era when ‘the love that dares not speak its name' began breaking the old rules.” 
Price: 75.00 USD
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37 BARNES-GRUNDY, MABEL Autograph Signature of British Author Mabel Barnes-Grundy
1930s 
Original autograph signature of British novelist Mabel Barnes-Grundy, written in vintage fountain pen ink on a 4” x 3” piece of paper. Fine. Mabel Barnes-Grundy is the author of Hilary on Her Own, Dimbie and I and Amelia, Marguerite's Wonderful Year, Sally in a Service Flat, etc. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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38 BARRINGER, LESLIE Original Autograph Quotation Signed of British Author Leslie Barringer
1930s 
Original autograph signature of British author, Leslie Barringer, inscribed to British autograph collector, L.E.L. Downing, written in vintage fountain pen ink on a 4” x 3” piece of paper. Inscribed with a quotation from his work: “He had not captured the Oriflamme, but he had saved Gui. Leslie Barringer.” Fine. Leslie Barringer is best known for his fantasy literature and is the author of the Neustrian Cycle, a trilogy of fantasy novels comprising Gerfalcon, Joris of the Rock, and Shy Leopardess, set around the fourteenth century in an alternate medieval France called Neustria. He also published three historical novels of medieval England: Kay the Left-Handed, Know Ye Not Agincourt?, and The Rose in Splendour: a Story of the Wars of Lancaster and York. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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39 BARRY, CHARLES / CHARLES BRYSON Autograph Signature of British Author Charles Barry, Pseudonym of Charles Bryson
1930s 
Original autograph signature of British author Charles Barry, pseudonym of Charles Bryson, written in vintage fountain pen ink on a 4” x 3” piece of paper. Fine. Charles Barry is the author of ‘The Witness at the Window,' The Avenging Icon,' ‘Death in Darkness,' ‘The Case for Tressider,' ‘The Ghost of a Clue,' etc. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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40 BARRY, PHILIP (FRANKIE THOMAS) Playbill Program for a Production of Philip Barry's The Youngest. Signed by Frankie Thomas
Fitchburg, MA Lake Whalom Theatre August 1940 
First Edition. Paperbound, 6” x 9”. Playbill program for a production of Philip Barry's play The Youngest, signed and inscribed in pencil on the front cover by its star, actor Frankie Thomas. The play was staged by Robert Perry and also starred Barbara Brown, Raymond Greenleaf, Robert Perry, and Louise Kirtland. Touch of dust soiling to the covers, else near fine in printed wrappers. Frankie Thomas (1921 - 2006) began his career in show business as a child actor and appeared in many plays, films, and on television, including roles in Carry Nation, A Dog of Flanders, The Angels Wash Their Faces, The Major and the Minor, Tom Corbett, Space Cadet, etc. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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