AuthorAuthor shaped pipe: The bowl of the Author is similar to that of the Prince, but the stem is heavier, and is designed for a 1/4 bent stem. The Comoy, pictured at the top, is, to my eye, the perfect Author. Some would put this shape in the same class as the Bent Bulldog or Rhodesian, and, indeed, there are similarities. The roundness of the bowl seems to be the defining characteristic, however, so I've stuck them in the Apple "genus."