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MAX BROD An autograph letter, in German, signed, Tel-Aviv, March 29, 1944, on Habimah Circle stationery, by the Czech-born, German-language novelist, playwright and essayist who is best known as a good friend of Franz Kafka and against Kafka's wishes edited and published the writer's major works. This letter is to a Mr. Rabbinowitz with a blunt assessment of a proposed project, "I have to be frank and tell you that the two scenes 'The White Tavern' appear to me quite unusable. In the first there is no trace of plot. In the second, the Polish milieu is treated too broadly---and again, there is no action---Unfortunately, I see no chance of a performance in this case." 1 page, 4to. [ref:7012]
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Brod, Max
Max Brod. An autograph letter, in German with a few words in Hebrew, signed by the Czech-born playwright, essayist and, as a close personal friend of Franz Kafka, editor of most of his major works, despite Kafka's wish that the work be destroyed upon his death. Dated Tel-Aviv, June 11, no year, Brod addresses Mr. Rabbinowicz thanking him for "…the letter and the piece, which I will read with pleasure. I will definitely be over-occupied with rehearsals for 'Jupiter's Daughter' which I am also involved in as the adaptor, through…June 26. Right afterward I'm turning my attention to lectures…and will soon send you news…" 1 page, 8vo. Brod, an active Zionist, went to Palestine in 1939, fleeing the Nazi invasion of Czechoslovakia. He became a drama adviser to the Habimah theatre company in Tel Aviv. [ref:6031]
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SIGNED LIMITED FIRST EDITION. ART BUCHWALD. DOWN THE SEINE AND UP THE POTAMAC WITH ART BUCHWALD. TWENTY-FIVE YEARS OF ART BUCHWALD'S BEST HUMOR Signed on the limitation page and inscribed by the author journalist and humorist, "To Otis and Missy, our trip down the Grand Canyon is in here! Art Buchwald, 1977." The inscription refers to a section of the book titled "Down the Rapids with Bobby" [pages 289-291], in which Buchwald described a trip down the Colorado River with a large group of people, including Senator Robert Kennedy, singer Andy Williams, the ever-adventurous George Plimpton and, as the inscription notes, publisher Otis Chandler. Original binding, 4to. Good dust wrapper, New York, Putnam, 1977. [ref:6880]
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A generous autograph three-stanza quote signed by the Bristish aristocrat, diplomat and poet "Lytton (olim Owen Meredith)" Paris Jany. 23, 1888; from his epic work The Wanderer. One page 8vo, mounted to large 4to format. [ref:3824]
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Bunner, Henry Cuyler
A humorous autograph poem signed H.C. Bunner, New York, December, 1887, by the American writer, poet, contributor to the magazine Puck. One page, 4to mounted to folio album leaf. [ref:3475]
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Burgess, Anthony
An autograph letter, in French, signed by the English author, critic, linguist and musician, creator of the controversial novel A Clockwork Orange, Rome, Italy, April 24, 1975.

“No doubt my wife has talked or written to you that it’s a pleasure to accept your kind invitation. I have just spent some weeks in America and have just now returned to London last week. So, this is the first time I have been able to write, although my French is in a very poor state, of my pleasure. I am honored…“ 1 page, 8vo. Receipt stamp at upper margin. [ref:4492]
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Burns, Olive Ann
An autograph letter signed Olive Ann, by the Southern writer, March 7, 1983. "I’m hoping you’re saying hip-hip-hooray by now and that the winter of your discomfort is behind. Here the daffodils are out and the maples are budding and the redbuds, so can dogwood be far behind!" l page, 8vo. With a printed invitation to a recep-tion for Burns’ book Cold Sassy Tree. The two: [ref:3221]
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TRUMAN CAPOTE. SIGNED FIRST TRADE EDITION. ONE CHRISTMAS Signed on the full title page by the late Southern writer. Original maroon cloth boards with gilt accents in the original slipcase with the pastdown photograph featuring the author as a child seated on his father's lap. 8vo. Random House, 1983. [ref:6623]
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[SIGNED LIMITED FIRST EDITION]. TRUMAN CAPOTE. MUSIC FOR CHAMELEONS Random House, N.Y., 1980. Hardcover. Book Condition:Excellent. 1st Edition. One of only 350 numbered copies SIGNED by Capote. In original publisher's shrink wrap (clean, crisp and unread) in fine excellent slipcase. New York, 1980. [ref:7173]
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WILLA CATHER A 12-line autograph letter signed with initials on the reverse of a 5 ½ x 3 ½ postcard showing an ancient adobe Indian village. Dated May 30, [1912] and addressed to Edith Lewis, her roommate since 1903. "Dear Edith-I'm sending you a roll of Kodak film of the Cliff Dwelling. Please have them developed by that cheap photographer who copied that picture of Miss Jewett [Sarah Orne Jewett] for me, would have three sets of proofs made (not mounted) and send them to me at Red Cloud, Neb." Postmarked and stamped. [ref:7175]
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