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Selected Stories of Sholom Aleichem   (Modern Library #145.2), ALEICHEM, Sholem
1 ALEICHEM, Sholem Selected Stories of Sholom Aleichem (Modern Library #145.2)
79938 New York The Modern Library 1956 Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
A collection of writings by Sholom Aleichem, described on the jacket flap as the ". . .Jewish Mark Twain", in a Modern Library edition. Includes an introduction by Alfred Kazin and a glossary of Hebrew expressions at rear of volume. Sholom Aleichem is the pen name of Solomon Naumovich Rabinovich. --- In Toledano spine 8, w/red cloth-covered boards, gilt titling on black spine & cover blocks, black topstain, grey Kent endpapers. Likely published c.1961 (though 1956 date appears in book). Jacket style i, verso advertises 403 titles in ML catalog. ML #145.2. --- A clean, firm, bright copy though with a tear to top edge of title page. Dust jacket bears original $1.95 flap price, with rubbing and chafing to edges; else nice and in removable archival mylar protector.; 12mo (7 to 7-1/2 in. tall); xv, 432 pages 
Price: 18.00 USD
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Freaks on the Fells; or, Three Months' Rustication, and Why I Did Not Become a Sailor, BALLANTYNE, R. M.
2 BALLANTYNE, R. M. Freaks on the Fells; or, Three Months' Rustication, and Why I Did Not Become a Sailor
80478 Philadelphia Porter & Coates [c.1864-1880] Hardcover Good+ with no dust jacket 
A solid copy of this apparent comic novel, ostensibly centered around a "civilized" man who found himself in a barren part of the country. With black and white engraved illustrations by an unattributed artist. Undated, but likely published c.1864-1880. First published 1864. --- In blue cloth-covered boards with spine titling & decorations in gilt and with publisher's vignette blindstamped to front and back covers. Lacks a dust jacket. --- The volume is quite firm and sturdy, though with wear to cover edges, discreet bookseller sticker to front paste-down and a fair amount of foxing to leaves.; 16mo (6 to 7 in. tall) ; 379 pages 
Price: 24.00 USD
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An Introduction to Chess Moves and Tactics Simply Explained, BARDEN, Leonard
3 BARDEN, Leonard An Introduction to Chess Moves and Tactics Simply Explained
77643 New York Dover Publications [c1970s-80s] 0486212106 / 9780486212104 Trade Paperback Good with no dust jacket 
A basic guide to chess strategies. In a paperback copy with chessboard scenario diagrams. With creases to covers, damp-caused rippling, rubberstamping inside front cover, sticker removal damage to back cover; otherwise a decent copy. ; Dover Chess; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 102 pages 
Price: 10.00 USD
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A Third Century of Charades, BELLAMY, William
4 BELLAMY, William A Third Century of Charades
80745 Boston Houghton Mifflin and Company 1904 Hardcover Fair with no dust jacket 
An apparent collection of complex riddles with clues being offered in the form of poems and Roman numerals. Answer key at rear of volume. --- In cloth covered boards with flocking bearing daisies patterned on red background. Unpaginated (about 150 pp.) --- Fragile, brittle volume with a few loosened leaves and others ready to break. Spine flocking is gone, but paper label abides.; 24mo (5 to 6 in. tall) 
Price: 11.50 USD
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Freddy The Pied Piper, BROOKS, Walter (author); WIESE, Kurt (illustrations)
5 BROOKS, Walter (author); WIESE, Kurt (illustrations) Freddy The Pied Piper
79473 New York Alfred A. Knopf 1946 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Fair dust jacket 
Stated First Edition of the author's humorous work which features Freddy the pig and his raucous animal friends. With maroon illustrations to endpapers and throughout in black and white by Kurt Wiese. --- In green cloth-covered boards with Wiese illustrations on cover and spine in red; red titling on spine and red topstain. Jacket with pink and blue Wiese illustration on cover. --- Covers with tiny white specks, interior clean and unmarked in this firm copy. Fair only jacket is bright but torn completely in half at spine, and with chips and small tears; bears orig. $2 flap price and in removable mylar protector. Scarce in this edition.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 253 pages 
Price: 126.00 USD
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The Hunting of the Snark: An Agony in Eight Fits, CARROLL, Lewis (author); PEAKE, Mervyn (illustrations)
6 CARROLL, Lewis (author); PEAKE, Mervyn (illustrations) The Hunting of the Snark: An Agony in Eight Fits
76951 London Chatto & Windus 1969 0701106050 / 9780701106058 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Stated Fourth Impression, 1969 of this curious work which was first published in 1953. A slim volume, in yellow paper-covered boards with silver-stamped titling on spine. With Peake's marvelous illustrations throughout, including on yellow dust jacket covers. --- A clean, bright copy but with some light foxing to textblock edges, and clipped jacket flap (above which a 10/- net 50p sticker is affixed); in removable archival mylar protector. ; Small 8vo 7½" - 8" tall; 46 pages 
Price: 30.50 USD
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Peanuts and Crackerjack: A Treasury of Baseball Legends and Lore, CATANEO, David
7 CATANEO, David Peanuts and Crackerjack: A Treasury of Baseball Legends and Lore
78379 Nashville, Tenn. Rutledge Hill Press 1991 1558531009 / 9781558531000 Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
First edition, first printing with full number line on copyright page. All manner of baseball oddities, in a bright, clean firm copy. Indexed. --- In brown leather-look paper-covered boards. With black & white photos throughout. Bright jacket with original $18.95 flap price intact. ; tall 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 294 pages 
Price: 14.50 USD
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Mark Twain's Library of Humor, CLEMENS, Samuel Langhorne; HOWELLS, William Dean; CLARK, Charles Hopkins (editors); KEMBLE, E. W. (illustrations)
8 CLEMENS, Samuel Langhorne; HOWELLS, William Dean; CLARK, Charles Hopkins (editors); KEMBLE, E. W. (illustrations) Mark Twain's Library of Humor
80066 New York Bonanza Books 1969 0517105926 / 9780517105924 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket 
A 1969 reprint of this hefty treasury of American humor writings, which first appeared in 1888. Contributions were gathered from Mark Twain, Bret Harte, Joel Chandler Harris, Ambrose Bierce and 41 other writers. The stories are accompanied by the charming illustrations of E. W. Kemble. With a foreword by Clarence Gohdes, compiler's apology by Twain, and an introduction by the associate editors. --- In violet cloth-covered boards with spine titling stamped in black. Dust jacket with Kemble drawings on front, spine and back. --- A clean, firm copy. Jacket with some yellowing and light creasing to edges, otherwise in good shape.; Tall Octavo (9 to 10 in. tall); xxviii, 707 pages 
Price: 13.00 USD
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Fairweather Duck, DETHIER, Vincent G.
9 DETHIER, Vincent G. Fairweather Duck
74372 New York Walker & Company 1970 Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
Book club edition. With illustrations by the author. In tan cloth-covered boards with titling in black on spine. Jacket has rubbing at extremities; is otherwise in nice shape. Author's whimsical work focuses on the 'beach, boats and creatures' near family's vacation home in Maine. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 178 pages 
Price: 14.50 USD
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The Tents Of Wickedness, DeVRIES, Peter
10 DeVRIES, Peter The Tents Of Wickedness
73216 Boston Little, Brown & Company 1959 BCE Hardcover Very Good in Good+ dust jacket 
Author's humorous novel in a nice book club edition. In full beige cloth on board covers w/red lettering, spine. Interior w/previous owners' crossed-through bookplate and inked info at endpapers; otherwise clean and bright inside. Dust jacket chipped along edges, chunk missing head of spine; faded spine; in removable mylar. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 276 pages 
Price: 19.00 USD
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I Hate Thursday, Ferril, Thomas Hornsby; Folsom, Anne Ferril
11 Ferril, Thomas Hornsby; Folsom, Anne Ferril I Hate Thursday
71449 New York Harper & Brothers 1946 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
Popular author of the mid-20th century's musings on life in a good copy. In full black cloth covers with bright orange artwork and lettering, front & spine. DJ chipped at edges & spine faded, in removable mylar protector; bears orig $2.50 flap price. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 233 pages 
Price: 12.75 USD
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Fontaine Fox's Toonerville Trolley, FOX, Fontaine (creator); GALEWITZ, Herb; WINSLOW, Don (compilers)
12 FOX, Fontaine (creator); GALEWITZ, Herb; WINSLOW, Don (compilers) Fontaine Fox's Toonerville Trolley
79459 New York Weathervane Books 1972 0517165430 / 9780517165430 Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
A complilation of some of the best from Fontaine Fox's popular newspaper cartoon known as "Toonerville Folks", which featured his Toonerville Trolley. The cartoon strip ran for about 40 years in the 20th century. All cartoons in black and white. --- In yellow paper-covered boards backed in green cloth, gilt-stamped spine titling. Jacket with bright color cartoons on front and back. --- With just a little wear to edges of cloth; interior is clean, firm and unmarked. Good only jacket with tears (especially at spine ends) and a little discoloration.; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 184 pages 
Price: 25.00 USD
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The Oxford Book of Legal Anecdotes, GILBERT, Michael (editor)
13 GILBERT, Michael (editor) The Oxford Book of Legal Anecdotes
78648 London Oxford University Press 1986 0192141120 / 9780192141125 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
An amusing collections of tidbits drawn from those involved in the courtrooms over a span of 250 years: lawyers, witnesses, criminals and clerks. --- In navy textured paper-covered hardcovers w/titling and decorations gilt-stamped on cover and spine. Jacket w/color wrap-around illustration 'Bench and Bar' by Stuff. --- Gift inscription on front free endpaper, else a bright, firm, unmarked copy though with a little spine lean. Jacket with a few creases at extremities; otherwise bright and w/orig. £12.50 net flap price. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; xvi, 333 pages 
Price: 10.00 USD
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The Diary of a Nobody (Everyman's Library #963), GROSSMITH, George and Weedon
14 GROSSMITH, George and Weedon The Diary of a Nobody (Everyman's Library #963)
80396 London/ New York Everyman's Library - J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd./E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc. 1942 Hardcover Very Good+ in Fair dust jacket 
An Everyman's Library edition of the Grossmith Brothers' comic novel, which first appeared in serial form in 1888. With illustrations by Weedon Grossmith and an introduction by J. C. Squire. Everyman's Library #963, an entry in EL's Fiction series. --- In binding style 4, full carmine red cloth-covered boards with simple gilt-stamped spine titling and publisher's blindstamped cover vignette, brown topstain. In red dust jacket with Weedon Grossmith illustration on front cover. --- With discreet bookseller label to rear paste-down, slight darkening to leaves, otherwise a clean, sound copy. Jacket with large chips at spine ends, other small chips to edges and soiling to front cover; protected in removable mylar wrapper.; 16mo (6 to 7 in. tall); 288 pages 
Price: 18.00 USD
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Die Knilche von der letzten Bank: Aus Kindermund und Pennälerheften (German language, humor), JEAN-CHARLES
15 JEAN-CHARLES Die Knilche von der letzten Bank: Aus Kindermund und Pennälerheften (German language, humor)
80345 Berlin Bei Lothar Blanvalet Verlag 1969 Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good- dust jacket 
43rd edition. A German-language collection of humorous anecdotes, paying particular attention to fun utterances by schoolchildren (as near as this non-German speaker can determine). With drawings throughout by Fritz Biermann. --- In bright yellow cloth-covered boards with Biermann drawing on cover, titling on spine (both in red). Jacket features colorful Biermann drawing of two of Jean-Charles' subjects on cover. --- A clean, bright copy lacking noticeable damages. Bright jacket with chipping and small tears, otherwise in good shape.; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall); 231 pages 
Price: 14.00 USD
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Knilche bleiben Knilche: Stilblüten von großen und kleinen Leuten ("Jerks are Jerks" in German language), JEAN-CHARLES
16 JEAN-CHARLES Knilche bleiben Knilche: Stilblüten von großen und kleinen Leuten ("Jerks are Jerks" in German language)
80344 Berlin Bei Lothar Blanvalet Verlag 1968 Hardcover Near Fine in Good+ dust jacket 
6th edition. A German-language collection of humorous anecdotes, paying particular attention to inane, silly utterances by politicians and other public officials (as near as this non-German speaker can determine). With drawings throughout by Fritz Biermann. --- In bright yellow cloth-covered boards with Biermann drawing on cover, titling on spine (both in red). Jacket features colorful Biermann drawing of two of Jean-Charles' subjects on cover. --- A clean, bright copy lacking noticeable damages. Bright jacket with chipping and small tears, otherwise in good shape.; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall); 244 pages 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Three Men in a Boat, To Say Nothing of the Dog -and- Three Men on the Bummel (Everyman's Library Series #118), JEROME, Jerome K.
17 JEROME, Jerome K. Three Men in a Boat, To Say Nothing of the Dog -and- Three Men on the Bummel (Everyman's Library Series #118)
80613 London/New York Everyman's Library - J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd./E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc. 1966 Hardcover Very Good- in Good dust jacket 
A 1966 Everyman's Library edition, presenting the author's humorous account of travels on the Thames, which first appeared in 1889. Also included is the author's sequel, "Three Men on the Bummel" (1900), describing a bicycle trip through the Black Forest of Germany. Both works liberally illustrated in black & white by an unattributed artist. With an introduction by D. C. Browning. --- In binding style 4, blue cloth-covered boards with gilt-stamped spine titling and orange topstain. Orange jacket features John Plant drawing on cover. --- A clean, bright copy but with prior owner's signature inked to front free endpaper, interior is otherwise unmarked. Also with dampstain to textblock top edge and dark spots to cloth. Unclipped jacket with chips and chafing to edges and with somewhat sunned spine; protected in removable mylar wrapper.; 12mo (7 to 7-1/2 in. tall); xvi, 353 pages 
Price: 27.50 USD
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Salomos Urteil Zweite Instanz: Neue Satiren, KISHON, Ephraim
18 KISHON, Ephraim Salomos Urteil Zweite Instanz: Neue Satiren
80346 München Albert Langen - George Müller Verlags 1972 3784414850 / 9783784414850 Hardcover Near Fine in Good+ dust jacket 
A later printing of this German-language work offering satirical humor (as near as this non-German speaker can determine). --- In light blue cloth-covered boards with titling on white spine block. Jacket features humorous cover drawing of quizzical King Solomon-like figure after slicing the globe in half. --- A clean, bright copy lacking noticeable damages. Bright jacket with chipping and small tears, otherwise in good shape.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 286 pages 
Price: 15.00 USD
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The Best American Humorous Short Stories, LINSCOTT, Robert N. (editor)
19 LINSCOTT, Robert N. (editor) The Best American Humorous Short Stories
79308 New York The Modern Library [c.1963] Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
A collection of humorous stories by noted American authors such as Mark Twain, S. J. Perelman and O. Henry (43 stories in all) in a Modern Library edition. Edited and with an introductory note by Robert N. Linscott. --- In Toledano spine 8, w/grey cloth-covered boards, gilt titling on red spine & cover blocks, faded red topstain, grey Kent endpapers. Likely published c.1953 (though 1945 date appears in book). Jacket style h, verso advertises 365 titles in ML catalog. ML #87.2. --- With prior owner's rubberstampings on a couple of pages and discreet bookseller label to rear paste-down, otherwise a clean, firm and unmarked copy. Bright unclipped jacket with minimal chips and tears, in removable archival mylar protector.; 12mo (7 to 7-1/2 in. tall); x, 436 pages 
Price: 15.50 USD
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Here's England, Third Edition A Highly Informal Guide, Third Edition, McKenney, Ruth
20 McKenney, Ruth Here's England, Third Edition A Highly Informal Guide, Third Edition
71961 New York Harper & Row 1971 Hardcover Very Good 
Enthusiastic Anglophiles wrote this book to the delight of their fellow lovers of England. This copy is in nice shape, in maroon half cloth and blue leatherette covers. Interior clean, bright and unmarked. DJ lightly chipped, has priceclipped flap; and in removable mylar protective cover. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Price: 19.00 USD
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Little Cabbages [France Revisited], MIKES, George
21 MIKES, George Little Cabbages [France Revisited]
77244 London Allan Wingate 1955 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Stated second impression, 1955. Includes drawings by David Langdom. A humorous look at post-World War II France. In dark red paper-covered boards; lacks the dust jacket. --- A clean, unmarked copy though with somewhat yellowed leaves. ; Small 8vo 7-1/2" - 8" tall; 155 pages 
Price: 10.00 USD
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How to be an Alien: A Handbook for Beginners and More Advanced Pupils, MIKES, George (author); BENTLEY, Nicolas (illustrations)
22 MIKES, George (author); BENTLEY, Nicolas (illustrations) How to be an Alien: A Handbook for Beginners and More Advanced Pupils
78336 London Wingate 1956 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Stated 22nd impression, 1956. This compact little work provides a humorous look at the foilbles of life in England. Mr. Bentley's illustrations are sprinkled throughout. --- In aqua textured paper-covered boards, jacket in pale blue w/Bentley drawing on cover. --- A clean, firm copy. Jacket with small tears, otherwise nice. ; 12mo 7" - 7-1/2" tall; 83 pages 
Price: 11.00 USD
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How to Scrape Skies   The United States Explored, Rediscovered and Explained., MIKES, George.
23 MIKES, George. How to Scrape Skies The United States Explored, Rediscovered and Explained.
75129 London Allan Wingate 1956 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Stated 10th impression, Feb. 1956. With illustrations by Nicolas Bentley. Humor writer takes a look at the US from the British perspective. In nice shape, with bookseller sticker on jacket flap; else clean, bright and unmarked. ; 12mo 7" - 7-1/2" tall; 127 pages 
Price: 12.50 USD
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Hoyle Up-to-Date: Official Rules for All Important Games, MOREHEAD, Albert H.; MOTT-SMITH, Geoffrey (editors)
24 MOREHEAD, Albert H.; MOTT-SMITH, Geoffrey (editors) Hoyle Up-to-Date: Official Rules for All Important Games
77231 New York Grosset & Dunlap 1953 Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
A standard item around any household whose family enjoys playing table games; especially card games. Includes the rules of nearly all of them, from whist to poker; along with non-card games such as backgammon and chess. Illustrated throughout, with rear glossary. --- In green patterned paper-covered boards. Lacks the dust jacket. --- With penciled notes at title page & rear endpage, and light edgewear; else a bright, clean, firm copy. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 279 pages 
Price: 11.00 USD
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I Wouldn't Have Missed It: Selected Poems of Ogden Nash, NASH, Ogden
25 NASH, Ogden I Wouldn't Have Missed It: Selected Poems of Ogden Nash
80055 Boston Little Brown and Company 1975 0316598305 / 9780316598309 Hardcover Very Good- in Very Good- dust jacket 
Second printing. A collection of over 400 of the popular American humorist poet's work, selected from all of Ogden Nash's previous collections by daughters Linell Smith and Isabel Eberstadt. Includes an introduction by Archibald MacLeish. With Nash's whimsical drawings at chapter heads and indices of first and last lines at rear of volume. --- In ivory cloth-covered boards w/Nash drawing in gilt on cover, titling in red and gilt on spine. Dust jacket repeats the Nash cover drawing. --- Several poems are marked in pencil, boards are just slightly splayed and with a hint of soiling to cloth, otherwise a firm, clean copy. Unclipped dust jacket with a small tear to top edge, lightly sunned spine and protected in removable mylar wrapper.; Tall Octavo (9 to 10 in. tall) ; xxiii, 407 pages 
Price: 12.00 USD
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The Selected Verse of Ogden Nash (Modern Library #191.3), NASH, Ogden
26 NASH, Ogden The Selected Verse of Ogden Nash (Modern Library #191.3)
79693 New York The Modern Library [c.1961] Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
A Modern Library edition featuring Mr. Nash's humorous poetry. From the cover: "The author's own selection of 165 of his most representative poems." --- In Toledano spine 8, in pale green cloth-covered boards, gilt titling on green spine & cover blocks, green topstain, grey Kent endpapers. Likely published c.1961 (though 1945 date appears in book). Jacket style i, verso advertises 403 titles in ML catalog. ML #191.3. --- With prior owner's signature to verso of front free endpaper and a little darkening to textblock edges, otherwise an unmarked, clean, firm copy. Dust jacket bears original $1.95 flap price; with rubbing, chipping and tears along edges (especially at spine ends) and slightly sunned spine, otherwise bright and in removable archival mylar protector.; 12mo (7 to 7-1/2 in. tall) ; xi, 246 pages 
Price: 16.50 USD
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Verses from 1929 On, NASH, Ogden
27 NASH, Ogden Verses from 1929 On
80068 Boston Little Brown and Company [c.1980s-90s] 0316598283 / 9780316598286 Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
A selection of the popular American humorist poet's work, selected and revised from six of Ogden Nash's previously published volumes from 1929 to 1959. Volume likely published c.1980s-90s though date not specifically stated. --- In green cloth-covered boards with gilt-stamped titling on cover & spine. Simple unclipped white dust jacket. --- A bright, firm, clean copy. Bright dust jacket with a couple of specks to front cover and retailer's sticker adhesive remnants to back, and protected in removable mylar wrapper.; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall) ; xxxii, 522 pages 
Price: 15.50 USD
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More Chessercizes: Checkmate, 300 Winning Strategies for Players of All Levels, PANDOLFINI, Bruce
28 PANDOLFINI, Bruce More Chessercizes: Checkmate, 300 Winning Strategies for Players of All Levels
77642 New York Simon & Schuster 1991 0671701851 / 9780671701857 Trade Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
National Master Bruce Pandolfini explains various strategies for winning chess piece in various situations. With chess game situational diagrams on nearly every page, and with key to each's best move at rear of volume. --- Covers with a bit of soiling & creasing, else volume in very nice shape. ; Fireside Chess Library; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 203 pages 
Price: 10.00 USD
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The Best of S. J. Perelman (Modern Library #247.1), PERELMAN, S. J.
29 PERELMAN, S. J. The Best of S. J. Perelman (Modern Library #247.1)
79763 New York The Modern Library [c.1959] Hardcover Good+ in Good+ dust jacket 
A Modern Library hardcover edition in jacket, presenting a collection of 50 of the humorist's witty and sarcastic writings. With a critical introduction by Sidney Namlerep. Volume bears 1947 date, but likely published c.1959. --- MODERN LIBRARY PARTICULARS: SPINE-Toledano 8, CLOTH-Pale Green, TITLE BLOCKS/TOPSTAIN COLORS- Green, ENDPAPERS-Grey Kent, JACKET STYLE-i, TITLE COUNT ON VERSO-385, ML# 247.1. --- A spilled liquid has stained the top edges of cloth, jacket and a few leaves, with discreet inkings to front endpapers, otherwise a sound copy. Price-clipped dust jacket with rubbing and a few small tears to edges; in removable archival mylar protector.; 12mo (7 to 7-1/2 in. tall) ; xiv, 300 pages 
Price: 17.50 USD
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The Little Limerick Book [An Uncensored Collection], Peter Pauper Editors
30 Peter Pauper Editors The Little Limerick Book [An Uncensored Collection]
74756 Mount Vernon, New York, The Peter Pauper Press 1955 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket 
Compact volume contains reader-submitted ribald limericks. With numerous blue-toned illustrations by Henry R. Martin. In nice shape, but jacket with small tears.; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 61 pages 
Price: 10.00 USD
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The Little Puzzle Book, Peter Pauper Editors
31 Peter Pauper Editors The Little Puzzle Book
74344 Mount Vernon, New York, Peter Pauper Press 1955 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
A charming little unpaginated work with loads of riddles, brain teasers and other challenging puzzles. In attractive, signs-of-the-zodiac decorated covers. One in a long line of attractive, compact titles by the Peter Pauper Press. Prev. owner's rubberstamped name on first page. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; (62) pages 
Price: 10.00 USD
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A Collector's History of the Teddy Bear, SCHOONMAKER, Patricia N.
32 SCHOONMAKER, Patricia N. A Collector's History of the Teddy Bear
80097 Cumberland, Maryland Hobby House Press, Inc. 1991 0875881610 / 9780875881614 Hardcover Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Fifth printing of this comprehensive guide for collectors of all things teddy bear. With over 800 illustrations in color and black and white. --- In full brown cloth-covered boards with titling gilt-stamped on cover and spine. --- A clean, firm, bright copy lacking apparent damages. Unclipped jacket with small tear to edge and a couple of retailer's stickers, else bright and intact.; Quarto (11 to 13 in. tall) ; (8), 312 pages 
Price: 12.00 USD
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Cavalcade of Clowns, SELENICK, Laurence (text); VENNE, Bill (illustrations)
33 SELENICK, Laurence (text); VENNE, Bill (illustrations) Cavalcade of Clowns
77344 San Francisco Bellerophon Books 1977 0883880423 / 9780883880425 Stapled wraps Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
A collection of biographies of an array of world-famous jesters and clowns, from 16th Century French jesters Triboulet and Caillette through the 20th Century's Emmett Kelly. Each biography is accompanied by a colorful full-page poster-like illustration by Bill Venne. This volume was later reprinted as a coloring book; this rather scarce item is most certainly not a coloring book. --- A clean, bright, firm copy with minor rubbing; interior clean and unmarked. ; 8.5 in. wide x 11 in. tall; [48] pages 
Price: 21.00 USD
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Unsere schöne Welt: ein Bilderbuch für fortschrittliche Leute (Our Beautiful World: A Picture Book for Advanced People; in German language), SEMPÉ, Jean Jacques
34 SEMPÉ, Jean Jacques Unsere schöne Welt: ein Bilderbuch für fortschrittliche Leute (Our Beautiful World: A Picture Book for Advanced People; in German language)
80376 Zürich Duigenes Verlag 1975 3257009461 / 9783257009460 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket 
A German-language work featuring the humorous black and white drawings of the noted French cartoonist Jean-Jacques Sempé. The cartoons, when captioned, are in German language. With a foreword by François Bundy. --- In red paper-covered boards with white titling on spine. Endpapers with color Sempé drawings. Jacket with Sempé drawing of a city street scene. --- A clean, sound hardcover copy but with rubbing to edges of covers. Dust jacket with chipping and tears along edges (some tape-repaired), otherwise bright and intact.; Small Quarto (9 to 11 in. tall); 255 pages 
Price: 16.00 USD
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The Rivals -and- The School for Scandal  (Two Comedies), SHERIDAN, Richard Brinsley
35 SHERIDAN, Richard Brinsley The Rivals -and- The School for Scandal (Two Comedies)
79983 London The Heritage Press [c1940s-50s] Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
A deluxe reprint edition combining two of the author's humorous plays in one volume. 'The Rivals' features the author's Mrs. Malaprop character, whose fame perhaps exceeded the fame of these plays. Illustrated by René Ben Sussan and with introductory notes by John Mason Brown and Carl Van Doren. --- Bound in illustrated pale blue cloth-covered boards with titling in gilt on burgundy spine block. Volume housed in blue paper-covered slipcase. Glassine wrapper not present. Publisher's Sandglass flyer laid in (No. VI : 18). --- Prior owner's bookplate affixed to front paste-down, slight discoloration to back cover and with somewhat yellowed spine, otherwise a bright, clean, firm copy. Structurally sound slipcase with sunning near opening, else ok. (Any reference to dust jacket is meant to describe the slipcase.); Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 333 pages 
Price: 16.50 USD
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Little Masterpieces: W. M. Thackeray, [Selections from his writings], THACKERAY, W.[illiam] M.[akepeace] (author); PERRY, Bliss (editor)
36 THACKERAY, W.[illiam] M.[akepeace] (author); PERRY, Bliss (editor) Little Masterpieces: W. M. Thackeray, [Selections from his writings]
79440 New York Doubleday & McClure Co. 1901 Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
A 1901 edition in this collection of writings by the noted English novelist. Includes selections from his Book of Snobs, Roundabout Papers and Ballads. With black and white engraved frontis portrait of the author, as well as a brief introduction by editor Bliss Perry. An entry in the publisher's "Little Masterpieces" series of noted works in compact size. --- In full red cloth-covered boards with titling and decorations in gilt on spine; publisher's blindstamped vignette to front cover. Lacks a dust jacket (likely as issued). --- The frontis tissue guard is missing, and spine is darkened and titling is very dim, otherwise an attractive, sound copy.; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; ix, 169 pages 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Ausgewählte Werke: in einem band (Selected Works of Ludwig Thoma, in one volume; German language), THOMA, Ludwig
37 THOMA, Ludwig Ausgewählte Werke: in einem band (Selected Works of Ludwig Thoma, in one volume; German language)
80370 München R. Piper & Co Verlag 1966 Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
A German-language edition offering a selection of writings by Ludwug Thoma (1867-1921), known for his often-humorous depictions of small-town Bavarian life. Centennial edition, with a foreword by Eugen Roth. --- In full green cloth-covered boards with gilt titling on red spine block. Jacket with designs in green, red and black. --- A clean, firm, unmarked copy though with slight yellowing to endpapers. Bright jacket has a hint of yellowing, and with small tears & light chafing to edges.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 646 pages 
Price: 14.00 USD
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The Thurber Carnival (Modern Library #85.3), THURBER, James
38 THURBER, James The Thurber Carnival (Modern Library #85.3)
80072 New York The Modern Library [c.1963-64] Hardcover Very Good- with no dust jacket 
An illustrated anthology of the popular humorist and illustrator's unique writings and drawings on a wide variety of subjects. With numerous pages of the author's cartoons and illustrations toward back half of volume. --- In Toledano spine 10 / turquoise cloth / ML hex logo blindstamped to front cover / gilt-stamped spine titling / grey Kent endpapers / lacks the dust jacket. Likely published c.1963-64 (First Modern Library edition 1957 statement on copyright page is likely inaccurate). ML #85.3. --- Spine is cocked and with a little soiling to covers, else a clean, firm copy.; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; (12), 369 pages 
Price: 10.00 USD
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A Treasury of American Folk Humor, TIDWELL, James N. (editor)
39 TIDWELL, James N. (editor) A Treasury of American Folk Humor
78603 New York Crown Publishers, Inc. 1956 Hardcover Near Fine in Good+ dust jacket 
From the title page: "A rare confection of laughter, tall tales, jests and other gems of merriment of the American people." Edited, and with an introduction by James M. Tidwell. --- In full pale blue cloth-covered hardcovers with illustration on cover, titling on spine; both in darker blue. Jacket with numerous colorful illustrations. --- A bright, firm, unmarked copy. Bright jacket with large closed tear to upper front cover corner, other smaller tears and with clipped flap price; otherwise in good shape. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 620 pages 
Price: 12.50 USD
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Good Stories Reprinted from The Ladies' Home Journal of Philadelphia, various
40 various Good Stories Reprinted from The Ladies' Home Journal of Philadelphia
80824 Philadelphia Henry Altemus Company 1907 Hardcover Fair with no dust jacket 
A selection of light-hearted stories, many quite short, taken from the pages of the Ladies' Home Journal magazine. With several black & white drawings. --- In light green paper-covered boards with color image of a well-dressed lady out shopping for books. --- In fairly brittle condition with a few loosened leaves. Cover with chafing, overall the book is pretty solid and makes for an intriguing glimpse of a bygone time.; 24mo (5 to 6 in. tall) ; 128 pages 
Price: 10.00 USD
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