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1 Anderson, Lindsay. ABOUT JOHN FORD.
LONDON PLEXUS. 1981 First Edition. Fine 
The trade-paperback issue. INSCRIBED by the author, the distinguished film director Lindsay Anderson, in year of publication on the half-title to the wife of the great screenwriter Nunnally Johnson, Dorris Bowdon Johnson- "For Dorris Bowdon Johnson in memory of so much... thank you. Salut! Lindsay Anderson July '81." Also included is a handwritten letter on Anderson's printed stationary to Mrs. Johnson- "July 15 1981 Dear Dorris Johnson, First thankyou for letting us print Nunnally's letters: There contrasting and authoritative view was indispensible. Of course I am also sending this to Dorris Bowdon who appears not so frequently in the Ford Canon- but always with such sensitivity and fine, intelligent presense. Thankyou, both! Most sincerely, Lindsay Anderson. About fine in pictorial printed wrappers. (10 1/4" X 7 1/4") (256pp.) illustrated. Nunnally Johnson wrote the screenplay for "The Prisoner of Shark Island", "Tobacco Road", and "The Grapes of Wrath" for which he was nominated for Best Screenplay. Dorris Bowden(Johnson) played the role of "Rose of Sharon" in "Grapes". She also worked for John Ford in "Drums along the Mohawk" & "Young Mr. Lincoln." A splendid association. (LR) 
Price: 650.00 USD
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2 Bausch, Richard. LETTER: RICHARD BAUSCH.
1980 First Edition. Fine 
LETTER. Single typed & SIGNED sheet. 3 paragraphs. Fine. 3 folds. Includes original envelope. Bausch responds to a letter from the Associate Rector at St. Paul's School,(Pomona, CA.) Daniel R. Suders. He discusses his first book "Real Presence" and other matters. Composed early in the author's career, shortly before the publication of his second book "Take Me Back." 
Price: 125.00 USD
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3 Bishop, Elizabeth. (Text) Giroux, Robert. (Editor) ONE ART. LETTERS.
NY FARRAR, STRAUS & GIROUX. 1994 First Edition. Cloth Near fine Dust Jacket Included 
Near fine in a fine dj. (Short edge tears at top edge of text) (G) 
Price: 35.00 USD
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4 Bradbury, Ray. PLAYS AND LETTER.
CHEVIOT HILLS/WOODSTOCK THE DRAMATIC PUBLISHING COMPANY. 1991 First Edition. Fine 
Five one act plays (circa 1988) written by Ray Bradbury: "The Flying Machine", "A Device Out Of Time", "Dandelion Wine" "The Veldt" & "To The Chicago Abyss" were sent by the author to fellow writer Eric Gustafson with a typed/signed letter from Bradbury on his printed letterhead stationary, dated February 10th, 1991. Included is the carbon copy of Mr. Gustafson's typed reply which is on the backside of a flyer for Gustafson's Apollo Muses, Inc. company. The plays & the letter are laid-into Bradbury's printed envelope, while the entire package is contained in a Ray Bradbury Enterprises printed mailing envelope. The plays are all fine to close to fine in stapled white printed wrappers, with the exception being "Dandelion wine" which is perfectbound in printed wrappers. "The Veldt" & "To The Chicago Abyss" first appeared in the collection of plays "The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit", and are here presented as first separate editions. (Mild hints of shelfwear to "Dandelion Wine" & a faint cover crease on "The Flying Machine." Traces of shelfsoiling to enclosure envelope & mailing envelope) The plays are elusive to locate, and coming from the author's own personal supply with his letter attesting to it, a nicer package might not be found. (B) 
Price: 750.00 USD
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5 Butler, Octavia E. LETTER.
1980 Letter Fine 
Typed SIGNED Letter from author Octavia E. Butler, dated November 25, 1980, to fellow writer Wayne Warga in which she speaks of sending along copies of her novels KINDRED and WILD SEED for Warga to read. She provides some insightful background material on herself, commenting- "I am the only black woman writing science fiction (there are three black men)." A little more than 2 paragraphs of revealing information from a writer who has now established herself as a major talent in the science fiction genre. Fine. 
Price: 350.00 USD
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6 Chandler, Raymond. (Letters) Gardiner, Dorothy & Walker, Kathrine Sorley. (Eds.) RAYMOND CHANDLER SPEAKING.
BOSTON HOUGHTON, MIFFLIN & COMPANY. 1962 First Edition. Cloth Fine Dust Jacket Included 
First American Edition. Fine in a priceclipped, otherwise about Nf. dj. (A few tiny nicks & spots of shelfwear to edges of dj.) 
Price: 100.00 USD
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7 Chavez, Cesar. E. LETTER.
LA PAZ, KEENE. 1979 Letter 
Typed SIGNED Letter from United Farm Workers of America President Cesar E. Chavez, dated January 31, 1979, to writer Wayne Warga, in which Chavez speaks of the "Pleasure seeing you again after all these years at the Carey McWilliams tribute in Los Angeles on January 28. Our Meeting brought back many old and good memories of times long since past." (Approximately 70 words) Fine on United Farm Workers of America stationary. 
Price: 575.00 USD
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8 Childress, Alice. LETTER.
NY: , 1960 1960 First Edition. Signed by Author(s)
Typed & SIGNED ("Alice") LETTER from the noted writer Alice Childress to her literary agent Ms. Flora Roberts, in which Childress gives her reasons for terminating her association with the agency. One page on Childress' printed letterhead. Fine. Insightful look into the writer/agent dynamic. Alice Childress would later write the children's classic "A hero is nothing but a sandwich." 
Price: 250.00 USD
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9 Corwin, Norman. (Text) Langguth, A.J. (Editor) NORMAN CORWIN'S LETTERS.
NY BARRICADE BOOKS. 1994 First Edition. Cloth Fine Dust Jacket Included Inscribed By Author
INSCRIBED by Norman Corwin in year of publication on the front endpaper. Fine in a fine dj. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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10 Crawford, Cheryl. LETTER.
NY 1960 First Edition. 
Typed LETTER. SIGNED ("Cheryl") Single paragraph pertaining to submission of a play by noted writer Alice Childress, though her literary agent Ms. Flora Roberts. On Ms. Crawford's letterhead. Fine, but for 2 tiny staple holes in upper righthand corner. Included is the original submission letter from the literary agency. Cheryl Crawford was one of the best known of Broadway producers. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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11 Cukor, George. (Subject) LETTER.
1973 Letter 
Typed SIGNED Letter from esteemed Hollywood director George Cukor, on his letterhead, to writer Wayne Warga, dated Sept. 14, 1973. "My dear Wayne. Grateful thanks for "Return to Earth" which arrived this morning. I'm eagerly looking forward to reading it. All kindest regards to you and your wife. Yours George." 
Price: 250.00 USD
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12 Ellison, Harlan. SIGNED LETTER.
SHERMAN OAKS 1992 
One page typed letter on the author's printed letterhead which includes original transmittal envelope. SIGNED by Mr. Ellison in copper-colored ink with a date of September 5, 1992. The length is three paragraphs and primarily concerns the writer Gerald Kersh best known today for his novel "Night and the City" which has been adapted into two motion pictures. Ellison writes poignantly of the writer who's life had fallen on hard times. Upon learning of his death, Ellison writes- " His death knocked me in the head." A significant outpouring of praise and dismay is conveyed. This reader found it moving, and honest. Several photocopied sheets of information pertaining to Ellison and Kersh accompany the letter. The addressee was an admirer of Gerald Kersh. All fine. (B) 
Price: 650.00 USD
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13 Fontana, D.C. LETTER.
D.C. FONTANA 1989 First Edition. Fine Signed by Author(s)
LETTER. SIGNED by veteran Star Trek writer D.C. Fontana, on her letterhead stationary, to a bookseller for the purpose of promoting her Star Trek novel "Vulcan's Glory." Single sheet with 3 folds, otherwise fine in the original mailing envelope. Included are 15 yellow printed publicity bookmarks. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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14 Frost, Robert. (Text) Thompson, Lwrance. (Editor) SELECTED LETTERS OF ROBERT FROST.
NY HOLT, RINEHART AND WINSTON. 1964 First Edition. Cloth 
About fine in a priceclipped, otherwise near fine dj. (A few short edge tears & a couple tiny chips at crest of spine on dj.)  
Price: 20.00 USD
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15 Howard, Maureen. FACTS OF LIFE.
BOSTON: LITTLE, BROWN. 1978 1978 First Edition. 
UNCORRECTED PROOF. Fine in printed wrappers. Laid-into the galley is a wonderful handwritten & SIGNED letter from Maureen Howard to the esteemed book reviewer Robert Kirsch. On the stationary of Little, Brown, enclosed in a Little, Brown Company envelope. (Envelope torn) 
Price: 200.00 USD
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16 Kennedy, William. LETTER.
1980 First Edition. 
3pp. typed & SIGNED letter from writer William Kennedy to friends in which he (Kennedy) critiques a script they have written. Typed on Kennedy's letterhead stationary & dated March 12, 1980 & SIGNED "Bill." Close to fine, with a small spot of soiling at the margin of the first page, and stapled together with the original mailing envelope. A generous analysis of a film writing project undertaken by a couple for whom the author has warm regards, at a time when he was just beginning to meet with success as a screenwriter himself. 
Price: 450.00 USD
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17 Kent, Rockwell. INSCRIBED LETTER.
AUSABLE FORKS, NY 1936 Photograph Fine 
LETTER INSCRIBED to Esquire magazine's legendary editor Arnold Gingrich. Single page on the artist's printed letterhead. Typed & SIGNED in-full. Dated: January 3, 1936. "Dear Mr. Gringrich:(sic) Now that I have, thanks to you, a swell set of cuff links, I'll get myself a swell shirt to wear them in, have my dinner jacket(that's the best I can boast) pressed, and sit around and wait for an invitation to a function. And if the tabloids or Walter Winchell don't record the devastating entrance of the so-attired Rockwell Kent, they are not as smart as they are believed to be. How about an article by me on the well dressed man- with photographs? How would you like a fabric picture of me for Esquire with cuff links glued on? Or a miniture drawing of the Herculean artist-writer-explorer, R.K., brandishing the cuff links over his head like dumb bells? Anyhow I am all for Esquire's policy of trying to make its contributors look like the gentlemen that its editors so obviously are. Faithfully yours, Rockwell Kent." Fine in neatly folded squares. 
Price: 750.00 USD
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18 Layman, Richard. (with) Rivett, Julie M. (Editors) Marshall, Josephine Hammett. (Introduction) SELECTED LETTERS OF DASHIELL HAMMETT. 1921-1960.
WASHINGTON, D.C. COUNTERPOINT. 2001 First Edition. Cloth Fine Dust Jacket Included 
Fine in a fine dj. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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19 Loos, Anita. LETTER. (SIGNED)
NEW YORK 1964 Fine 
Handwritten LETTER from celebrated playright & screenwriter Anita Loos to the young actress Anna Aries and her husband, Fred Weintraub owner of the celebrated club "The Bitter End." (152w.) Written on the front & rear of Ms. Loos' letterhead stationary. Signed "Anita." Fine in the original printed envelope. Aside from her marriage to magazine magnate Henry Luce, Anita Loos is probably best remembered as the author of "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes." 
Price: 150.00 USD
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20 Lovecraft, H.P. (Letters) Derleth, August & Wandrei, Donald. (Eds.) SELECTED LETTERS 1: 1911-1924.
SAUK CITY ARKHAM HOUSE. 1965 First Edition. 
INSCRIBED by August Derleth on front endpaper. Near fine in a near fine dj. (Trace of light damping at base of spine on interior of dj. Usual fading of titles on spine. A few slim chips) 2500 copies printed. 
Price: 400.00 USD
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