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William Somerset Maugham born 25 January 1874 died 16 December 1965 was an English playwright, novelist and short story writer. He was among the most popular writers of his era and reputedly the highest paid author during the 1930s. At the end of his years William Somerset Maugham wrote in his journal, ‘Throughout the ages Continue Reading

Yoshiko Uchida born November 24, 1921 died June 21, 1992.  The book is about; Young Koichi and his Samurai father come to America to establish a tea and silk-farm in post-gold rush California.  Yoshiko has flat-signed in blue ink on the half title page ‘ For Renee who helped me make Dec 1 a very Continue Reading

Zane Grey signed book ‘Fighting Caravans’. Fighting Caravans is a 361 page hardcover published by Grosset & Dunlap New York in 1929 (first edition).  The book has been flatsigned on the inside of the cover in blue fountain pen by Zane Grey ‘to Crawford Zane Grey’.   Condition of the book is overall excellent and appears unread, Continue Reading