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1 Bessie, Alvah Bread and a Stone
New York Modern Age Books (c.1941) First Edition Hardcover Good 
(no dust jacket) [reading/reference copy only: shelfworn, bumped corners, spine cloth faded, slight fraying at top of spine, spine turned, light staining to both covers, etc.]. Third novel by the eventually-blacklisted screenwriter/novelist, about a ex-convict farmhand who finds love for the first time with the young widow on whose farm he's employed. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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2 Bessie, Alvah One for My Baby [*SIGNED*]
New York Holt, Rinehart and Winston (c.1980) 0-03-053851-3 / 9780030538513 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dj Signed by Author
[nice tight clean copy, slight fading to black cloth at top of spine; jacket shows light handling wear only]. INSCRIBED and SIGNED (in the year of publication) by the author on the half-title page. Novel about a nightclub that's a "pocket of nonconformity" in the conformist 1950s, by the novelist and blacklisted screenwriter, one of the original Hollywood Ten. The club in the novel is modeled in large part after San Francisco's "hungry i," where Bessie worked for many years as a stage manager and lighting technician following his release from prison in 1951. Signed by Author 
Price: 40.00 USD
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