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61 BETTERIDGE, DON Autograph Signature of British Author Don Betteridge
1930s 
Original autograph signature of British mystery and espionage novelist Don Betteridge, written in vintage fountain pen ink on a 4” x 3” piece of paper. Fine. Don Betteridge is the author of Dictator's Destiny, Scotland Yard Alibi, The Gibraltor Conspiracy, Balkan Spy, The Case of the Berlin Spy, etc. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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62 BINYON, HELEN Autograph Signature of British Artist and Illustrator Helen Binyon
1930s 
Original autograph signature of British artist and illustrator Helen Binyon, written in vintage fountain pen ink on a 4” x 3” piece of paper. Fine. Helen Binyon was the daughter of English poet, dramatist, and scholar, Laurence Binyon, who developed a career as an artist and illustrator, studying with Paul Nash and Eric Ravilious. She illustrated many books for the Oxford University Press, and was also a marionettist and teacher of puppetry. Some of the books she illustrated include,The Picnic, A Wet Afternoon, Polly & Jane's Houses, andThe Railway Journey and she is the author of Eric Ravilious: Memoir of an Artist. 
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63 BIRMINGHAM, STEPHEN The Late John Marquand. A Biography
Philadelphia Lippincott 1972 
First Edition. Signed by the author, Stephen Birmingham. Near fine in a near fine lightly used dust jacket. A biography of noted author, John P. Marquand, best remembered for his socio-comic novels, short stories, plays, and film work of affluent American life including the ‘Mr. Moto' series, The Late George Apley, Life at Happy Knoll, and numerous pieces for Saturday Evening Post and other publications. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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64 BISHOP, LEONARD Days of My Love
New York Signet 1954 
First Edition - Paperback. Signed by the author Leonard Bishop to his publisher: “To Kurt Enoch - gratefully - L Bishop, 4/12/54, New York”. Pages slightly tanned as usual, a lightly handled copy with some edge wear. A Signet Double Volume, complete and unabridged. From the library of 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 #D1107 
Price: 45.00 USD
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65 BISSELL, RICHARD River in My Blood
New York Signet 1955 
First Edition - Paperback. Signed by the author Richard Bissell. Paperbound. Originally titled ‘The Monongahela'. Very good bright copy with a hint of handling. From the library of Bissell's 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 #1193 
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66 BLACKER, IRWIN R The Kilroy Gambit
New York Signet Books 1962 
First Edition - Paperback. Signed by the author Irwin R. Blacker to his publisher: “With my best good wishes, Irwin R. Blacker”. Very good copy with some minor handling. From the library of 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 #S2063 
Price: 50.00 USD
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67 BLACKWELL, RICHARD “MR.” From Rags to Bitches. An Autobiography
Santa Monica General Publishing Group, Inc. 1995 
First Edition. Signed presentation copy from Richard Blackwell, best known as “Mr. Blackwell” the creator of the annual “Worst Dressed List”. Inscribed by the author: “For Sandy, What a wonderful ‘Moment in Time' that I spent with you. Hopefully our paths will cross a thousand times in a thousand days. You are indeed ‘My Special'. Always be my friend. Love, I wish you quiet. Mr. Blackwell, ‘96.” Illustrated. About fine with a faint trace of edge wear in an about fine dust jacket. The autobiography of one of the fashion world's most outrageous and unforgiving arbiters of style and taste. Includes his “Worst Dressed Women” lists from 1960 - 1994. 
Price: 55.00 USD
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68 BLIVEN, NAOMI On Her Own
New York Grove Press 1989 
First Edition. Signed and inscribed by the author: “Love, gratitude, admiration. Naomi, August 1989.” Fine in a fine dust jacket. The first novel from Naomi Bliven, long-time contributor to The New Yorker, about a woman's struggle for authenticity after she finds herself suddenly out of a comfortable and affluent marriage and on her own for the very first time. 
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69 BLOCH, ROBERT Dragons and Nightmares
New York Belmont 1969 
First Edition. Paperback original. Signed by the author, Robert Bloch. Cover art is a photograph of clutching hands rising from the earth. About fine in wrappers. 
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70 BLOCH, ROBERT Original Typed Manuscript Signed by Robert Bloch for His Story ‘Pumpkin'
30 pages n.d. (1984) 
Original Typed Manuscript Signed by the author Robert Bloch directly below his typed name on the first page of his story ‘Pumpkin' which appeared in Rod Serling's Twilight Zone Magazine in their November - December, 1984 issue. 30 double-spaced numbered pages with extensive corrections, edits, and revisions in Robert Bloch's hand throughout, offering a unique insight into his creative process. Enclosed in a handsome custom dark orange cloth folding box with gilt-stamped leather on the front reading, “Pumpkin, Robert Bloch, Original Manuscript Signed, 1984” with a small jack-o-lantern beneath the date. Minor paper clip indentation mark to the upper left top edge of the first page, else in fine fresh condition. In this tale of Halloween horror, David, a down on his luck man, moves from the city back to his rural childhood home with his wife and young son, and things go from bad to worse as David turns to alcohol in a futile attempt to deal with his faltering self-esteem. His young son's desires for a Halloween jack-o-lantern prompt him to revisit the spooky house across the street which is the scene of his traumatic childhood memories in order to retrieve a huge and perfect pumpkin he sees in the unkempt yard. Let's just say that things did not go well for David as the story ends with a replacement of his own head with the pumpkin, and with his severed head cradled in the arms of a grinning skeleton resting in an open coffin across the street. 
Price: 2750.00 USD
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71 BLOCH, ROBERT, FRITZ LANG Original Typed Manuscript ‘The Master of Metropolis' Signed by Robert Bloch
12 pages n.d. (1984 
Original Typed Manuscript signed by the author Robert Bloch directly below the title ‘The Master of Metropolis' which is written in all caps in Bloch's hand on the first page of his essay about the great German director Fritz Lang's experiences as a filmmaker and, especially for his epic science fiction silent film Metropolis. 12 double-spaced numbered pages with extensive corrections, edits, and revisions in Robert Bloch's hand throughout, offering a unique insight into his creative process. The essay was published with the slightly changed title of ‘The Master and Metropolis' in the anthology Omni's Screen Flights / Screen Fantasies: The Future According to Science Fiction (1984), edited by Danny Peary. Enclosed in a handsome custom dark green cloth folding box with gilt-stamped leather on the front reading, “The Master of Metropolis, Robert Bloch, Original Manuscript Signed”. Fine fresh condition. Metropolis was released in 1927, directed by Fritz Lang in collaboration with his wife, Thea von Harbou, who wrote the silent film, which starred Brigitte Helm, Gustav Frohlich, Alfred Abel and Rudolf Klein-Rogge. The film was cut significantly after its German premiere, removing a large portion of Lang's original footage, which for many years was considered ‘lost'. In 2008 a damaged print of Lang's original cut of the film was found in a museum in Argentina and following a painstaking restoration process, the film was 95% restored and shown on large screens in Berlin and Frankfurt simultaneously on February 12, 2010. Interestingly, Bloch points out in his essay that Metropolis was not Lang's favorite film. That choice belongs to his 1929 film Frau im Mond (Woman in the Moon), based on the novel The Rocket to the Moon by Thea von Harbou, and released in the U.S. as By Rocket to the Moon and in the U.K. as Woman in the Moon. Lang considered his greatest contribution to science fiction genre to be the invention of the countdown for the rocket launch scene from Woman in the Moon. 
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72 BLOCK, LAWRENCE BLOCK & JOHN WARREN WELLS Tricks of the Trade - A Hooker's Handbook of Sexual Technique - By John Warren Wells
New York Information Incorporated 1970 
First Hardbound Edition. Signed by Lawrence Block on the title page. Block ghost-wrote this book under the pseudonym John Warren Wells. Remnant of bookplate on front pastedown. Very good plus copy with some very minor dust soiling in a very good dust jacket with a small stain on rear panel. A collection of memoirs and special tips from nine female prostitutes. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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73 BLOCK, LAWRENCE BLOCK & JOHN WARREN WELLS Tricks of the Trade - A Hooker's Handbook of Sexual Technique - By John Warren Wells
New York Information Incorporated 1970 
First Hardbound Edition. Signed by Lawrence Block on the title page. Block ghost-wrote this book under the pseudonym John Warren Wells. Near fine copy copy with some very minor dust soiling in a very good plus to near fine dust jacket. A collection of memoirs and special tips from nine female prostitutes. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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74 BLOCK, LAWRENCE BLOCK & JOHN WARREN WELLS Tricks of the Trade - A Hooker's Handbook of Sexual Technique - By John Warren Wells
New York Information Incorporated 1970 
First Hardbound Edition. Signed by Lawrence Block on the title page. Block ghost-wrote this book under the pseudonym John Warren Wells. Front free endpaper lacking else a very good copy with some very minor dust soiling in a very good dust jacket with a small stain on front panel. A collection of memoirs and special tips from nine female prostitutes. 
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75 BLOOM, URSULA Autograph Signature of British Author Ursula Bloom
1930s 
Original autograph signature of British novelist Ursula Bloom, written in vintage fountain pen ink on a 4” x 3” piece of paper. Fine. Ursula Bloom is the author of How Dark, My Lady, Harvest Home Come Sunday, The Old Rectory, The Tides of Spring Flow Fast, The Dragonfly, etc. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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76 BOLT, ROBERT Gentle Jack. A Play in Two Acts. With an Introduction by the Author
New York Random House 1965 
First Edition. Signed presentation copy from the author Robert Bolt to actress Sarah Miles, who later became his wife - twice. Inscribed: “For my dear Sarah - whom it really doesn't concern anyway - with love, Robert.” Near fine copy with a hint of edge wear in a very good dust jacket with some dust soiling and some small chips and tears. Robert Oxton Bolt, CBE (1924 – 1995) was an English playwright and a two-time Oscar winning screenwriter - for Doctor Zhivago, based on the novel by Boris Pasternak (1965) and with an adaptation of his own play A Man for All Seasons (1966). At the time of this inscription Robert Bolt and Sarah Miles were not married. That occurred several years later for the first time in 1967, with a divorce in 1975, then with a second marriage in 1988 which endured to his passing. Bolt is also the screenwriter for Lawrence of Arabia (with Michael Wilson) (1962), The Bounty (1984), and his last screen project, The Mission (1986). Sarah Miles earned a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress in David Lean's 1970 film, Ryan's Daughter. Some of her other films include Blow-Up (1966), The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing (1973), and The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea (1976). Bolt's play Gentle Jack is a comedy of man's conflicting desires to inhabit both the "natural" and "logical" worlds and starred Kenneth Williams, Michael Bryant, Sian Phillips, Edith Evans, Timothy West and Bernard Kay in its initial run. 
Price: 1250.00 USD
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77 BONE, FLORENCE Autograph Signature of British Author Florence Bone
1930s 
Original autograph signature of British novelist Florence Bone, written in vintage fountain pen ink on a 4” x 3” piece of paper. Fine. Florence Bone is the author of Love Across the Cobbles, The Brownie's Box, Dividing Gates, A Coach for Fanny Burney, A Flutter in Brocade, etc. 
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78 BOTTUME, CARL Sailor's Choice
New York Signet 1952 
First Edition - Paperback. Signed & inscribed by the author Carl Bottume to his publisher: “For Kurt Enoch with my best regards, Carl Bottume ”. A lightly handled copy with minor tanning to the pages as usual and some edge wear. Complete and unabridged. Printed on the front cover: “A Vivid Story of Elemental Passions and the Sea”. From the library of his 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 #990 
Price: 70.00 USD
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79 BOUTELL, ANITA Autograph Signature of Mystery and Detective Author Anita Boutell
1930s 
Original autograph signature of mystery and detective author Anita Boutell written in vintage fountain pen ink on a 4” x 3” piece of paper. Fine. Anita Boutell is the author of ‘Death Brings a Storke,' ‘Death Has a Past,' ‘Tell Death to Wait,' etc. 
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80 BOWEN, ROBERT O Bamboo
New York Signet 1955 
First Edition - Paperback. Signed and inscribed by the author Robert O. Bowen to his publisher: “For Kurt Enoch, with best wishes, Robert O. Bowen”. Complete and unabridged. A near fine bright copy with some minor edge wear. This from the front cover: “A powerful novel about the regular Navy - Compared to ‘From Here to Eternity'”. From the library of Bowen's 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 #1201 
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