Author:Bessie, Alvah


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One for My Baby [*SIGNED*]

By: Bessie, Alvah

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, Holt, Rinehart and Winston: (c.1980)

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 16807

ISBN: 0-03-053851-3

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj

[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 Autho... View more info

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Bread and a Stone

By: Bessie, Alvah

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Modern Age Books: (c.1941)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 22126

Condition: 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. View more info