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    The Great Age of Sail Book Given to Buddy Ebsen by Hillbillies Producer Paul Henning. This was Buddy's favorite book, The Great Age of Sail, by Edita Lausanne. The front page is signed in green, "To Buddy Ebsen The Greatest sailor I know from Paul Henning," with Henning adding in red ink, "Christmas 1967." Henning was the creator of The Beverly Hillbillies and its chief writer, and 1967 was the show's sixth season on the air. The magnificent hardbound 11" x 13" book runs 252 pages with appendices, offers a richly comprehensive world history of sailing, has wonderful illustrations (many in color), and Buddy, who was indeed a great sailor and won several trophies, enjoyed this book immensely many a night. The book's cover is torn at the upper binding with some other minor damage at the borders. A very meaningful possession to its former owner, in overall Fine condition. From the Buddy Ebsen Estate.

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