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Selected Stories of Sholom Aleichem (Modern Library #145.2)

By: ALEICHEM, Sholem

Price: $18.00

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library: 1956

Stock No.: 79938


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 195... View more info

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An Introduction to Chess Moves and Tactics Simply Explained

By: BARDEN, Leonard

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Dover Publications: [c1970s-80s]

Stock No.: 77643


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 View more info

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A Third Century of Charades

By: BELLAMY, William

Price: $11.50

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin and Company: 1904

Stock No.: 80745


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) View more info

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Freddy The Pied Piper

By: BROOKS, Walter (author); WIESE, Kurt (illustrations)

Price: $126.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1946

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 79473


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 j... View more info

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The Hunting of the Snark: An Agony in Eight Fits

By: CARROLL, Lewis (author); PEAKE, Mervyn (illustrations)

Price: $30.50

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1969

Stock No.: 76951


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" ... View more info

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Peanuts and Crackerjack: A Treasury of Baseball Legends and Lore

By: CATANEO, David

Price: $14.50

Publisher: Nashville, Tenn., Rutledge Hill Press: 1991

Stock No.: 78379


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 View more info

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Mark Twain's Library of Humor

By: CLEMENS, Samuel Langhorne; HOWELLS, William Dean; CLARK, Charles Hopkins (editors); KEMBLE, E. W. (illustrations)

Price: $13.00

Publisher: New York, Bonanza Books: 1969

Stock No.: 80066


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 ... View more info

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Fairweather Duck

By: DETHIER, Vincent G.

Price: $14.50

Publisher: New York, Walker & Company: 1970

Stock No.: 74372


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 View more info

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The Tents Of Wickedness

By: DeVRIES, Peter

Price: $19.00

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown & Company: 1959

Edition: BCE

Stock No.: 73216


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 View more info

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I Hate Thursday

By: Ferril, Thomas Hornsby; Folsom, Anne Ferril

Price: $12.75

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: 1946

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 71449


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 View more info

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Fontaine Fox's Toonerville Trolley

By: FOX, Fontaine (creator); GALEWITZ, Herb; WINSLOW, Don (compilers)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Weathervane Books: 1972

Stock No.: 79459


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 unmarke... View more info

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The Oxford Book of Legal Anecdotes

By: GILBERT, Michael (editor)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, Oxford University Press: 1986

Stock No.: 78648


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; oth... View more info

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The Diary of a Nobody (Everyman's Library #963)

By: GROSSMITH, George and Weedon

Price: $18.00

Publisher: London/ New York, Everyman's Library - J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd./E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc.: 1942

Stock No.: 80396


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 c... View more info

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Salomos Urteil Zweite Instanz: Neue Satiren

By: KISHON, Ephraim

Price: $15.00

Publisher: München, Albert Langen - George Müller Verlags: 1972

Stock No.: 80346


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.; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall); 286 pages View more info

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The Best American Humorous Short Stories (Modern Library #87.2)

By: LINSCOTT, Robert N. (editor)

Price: $13.00

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library: [c.1960]

Stock No.: 81300


A collection of humorous stories by 31 noted American authors such as Mark Twain, S. J. Perelman, Dorothy Parker 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 / pale green cloth / gilt titling on maroon spine & cover blocks / red topstain / grey Kent endpapers / jacket style i / verso advertises 393 titles in ML catalog. Likely published c.1960 (though 1945 date appears in... View more info

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Here's England, Third Edition A Highly Informal Guide, Third Edition

By: McKenney, Ruth

Price: $19.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Row: 1971

Stock No.: 71961


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 View more info

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Little Cabbages [France Revisited]

By: MIKES, George

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, Allan Wingate: 1955

Stock No.: 77244


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 View more info

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How to be an Alien: A Handbook for Beginners and More Advanced Pupils

By: MIKES, George (author); BENTLEY, Nicolas (illustrations)

Price: $11.00

Publisher: London, Wingate: 1956

Stock No.: 78336


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 View more info

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How to Scrape Skies The United States Explored, Rediscovered and Explained.

By: MIKES, George.

Price: $12.50

Publisher: London, Allan Wingate: 1956

Stock No.: 75129


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 View more info

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Hoyle Up-to-Date: Official Rules for All Important Games

By: MOREHEAD, Albert H.; MOTT-SMITH, Geoffrey (editors)

Price: $11.00

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap: 1953

Stock No.: 77231


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 pag... View more info

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I Wouldn't Have Missed It: Selected Poems of Ogden Nash

By: NASH, Ogden

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Boston, Little Brown and Company: 1975

Stock No.: 80055


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 cov... View more info

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Verses from 1929 On

By: NASH, Ogden

Price: $15.50

Publisher: Boston, Little Brown and Company: [c.1980s-90s]

Stock No.: 80068


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 ba... View more info

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The Selected Verse of Ogden Nash (Modern Library #191.3)

By: NASH, Ogden

Price: $14.50

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library: [c.1960]

Stock No.: 81301


A Modern Library edition featuring Mr. Nash's humorous poetry. From the jacket cover: "The author's own selection of 165 of his most representative poems." --- In Toledano spine 8 / pale green cloth / gilt titling on green spine & cover blocks / green topstain / grey Kent endpapers / jacket style i / verso advertises 393 titles in ML catalog. Likely published c.1960 (though 1945 date appears in book). ML #191.3. --- With spots of soiling to a few leaves near titl... View more info

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The Best of S. J. Perelman (Modern Library #247.1)

By: PERELMAN, S. J.

Price: $17.50

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library: [c.1959]

Stock No.: 79763


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 ... View more info

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The Little Puzzle Book

By: Peter Pauper Editors

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Mount Vernon, New York,, Peter Pauper Press: 1955

Stock No.: 74344


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 View more info

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The Little Limerick Book [An Uncensored Collection]

By: Peter Pauper Editors

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Mount Vernon, New York,, The Peter Pauper Press: 1955

Stock No.: 74756


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 View more info

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The Short Stories of Saki (Modern Library #280.1)

By: SAKI (pseudonym of H. H. Munro)

Price: $11.00

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library: [c.1966]

Stock No.: 81405


A Modern Library edition offering 135 stories by the British humorist. With an introduction by Christopher Morley and a biographical sketch of H. H. Munro by his sister, Ethel M. Munro which is accompanied by a few drawings by Saki. --- In Toledano spine 8 / blue cloth / gilt titling on red spine & cover blocks / faded red topstain / grey Kent endpapers / jacket style i / verso advertises 371 titles in ML catalog. Likely published c.1954 (though 1930 date appears in book... View more info

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A Collector's History of the Teddy Bear

By: SCHOONMAKER, Patricia N.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Cumberland, Maryland, Hobby House Press, Inc.: 1991

Stock No.: 80097


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 View more info

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Unsere schöne Welt: ein Bilderbuch für fortschrittliche Leute (Our Beautiful World: A Picture Book for Advanced People; in German language)

By: SEMPÉ, Jean Jacques

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Zürich, Duigenes Verlag: 1975

Stock No.: 80376


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... View more info

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The Rivals -and- The School for Scandal (Two Comedies)

By: SHERIDAN, Richard Brinsley

Price: $16.50

Publisher: London, The Heritage Press: [c1940s-50s]

Stock No.: 79983


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.... View more info

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Little Masterpieces: W. M. Thackeray, [Selections from his writings]

By: THACKERAY, W.[illiam] M.[akepeace] (author); PERRY, Bliss (editor)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Doubleday & McClure Co.: 1901

Stock No.: 79440


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 ... View more info

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Ausgewählte Werke: in einem band (Selected Works of Ludwig Thoma, in one volume; German language)

By: THOMA, Ludwig

Price: $14.00

Publisher: München, R. Piper & Co Verlag: 1966

Stock No.: 80370


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 c... View more info

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The Thurber Carnival (Modern Library #85.3)

By: THURBER, James

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library: [c.1963-64]

Stock No.: 80072


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 lik... View more info

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The Thurber Carnival (Franklin Library Collected Stories of the World's Greatest Writers series)

By: THURBER, James

Price: $20.50

Publisher: Franklin Center, Pennsylvania, The Franklin Library: 1979

Stock No.: 81295


A Franklin Library leatherbound edition offering several humorous stories by James Thurber (1894-1961), many of which include illustrations by Mr. Thurber, along with several of his captioned cartoons. Much of Thurber's work first appeared in the New Yorker magazine. With a drawn portrait of Thurber by Harry Schaare. Issued as an entry in the publisher's Collected Stories of the World's Greatest Writers series. One of an unspecified number in this limited edition. --- Bo... View more info

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A Treasury of American Folk Humor

By: TIDWELL, James N. (editor)

Price: $12.50

Publisher: New York, Crown Publishers, Inc.: 1956

Stock No.: 78603


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 ... View more info

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The Comic Mark Twain Reader: The Most Humorous Selections from His Stories, Sketches, Novels, Travel Books and Lectures

By: TWAIN, Mark (author); NEIDER, Charles (editor)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Garden City, New York, Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1977

Stock No.: 81003


Book club edition. A selection of writings by Mark Twain, chosen for their humorous qualities by editor Charles Neider, who supplies an introduction and notes. Includes 8 short stories, excerpts from speeches, and nuggets borrowed from his longer works such as "Life on the Mississippi" and "Huckleberry Finn." --- In red-violet paper-covered boards backed in black cloth, with spine titling in silver. Volume lacks a dust jacket. --- With prior owner's signa... View more info

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Good Stories Reprinted from The Ladies' Home Journal of Philadelphia

By: various

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Henry Altemus Company: 1907

Stock No.: 80824


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 View more info

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A Subtreasury of American Humor

By: WHITE, E. B.; WHITE, Katherine S. (editors)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Coward-McCann Inc.: 1941

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 78677


A hefty work containing humorous writings capriciously selected by E. B. White and his wife Katherine. The book contains works from most prominent American authors, from Mark Twain to Ogden Nash. --- In pale grey cloth-covered hardcovers w/titling and decorations on spine & cover in blue and red. Lacks the dust jacket. --- The hinges are a little loose, gift inscription to front free endpaper, and with some soiling to covers; else a firm, clean copy. ; 8vo 8" - 9&#... View more info

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A Subtreasury of American Humor

By: WHITE, E. B.; WHITE, Katherine S. (editors)

Price: $14.50

Publisher: New York, Coward-McCann Inc.: 1941

Edition: BCE

Stock No.: 78806


Full-size Book-of-the-Month club edition of this hefty work, containing humorous writings capriciously selected by E. B. White and his wife Katherine. The book contains works from most prominent American authors, from Mark Twain to Ogden Nash. --- In pale grey cloth-covered hardcovers w/titling and decorations on spine & cover in blue and red. Bright red jacket lists the 99 authors whose writings were featured in the book. --- With prior owner's inked notation on front p... View more info

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A Little Joy, A Little Oy: Jewish Wit and Wisdom

By: WINSTON-MACAULEY, Marnie

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Kansas City, Missouri, Andrews McMeel Publishing: 2001

Stock No.: 80384


A collection of Jewish witticisms, jokes, curses, anecdotes and other gems in a compact softcover edition. Scattered quizzes are also included. --- With inked gift inscription to first page, otherwise a clean, sturdy copy lacking damages worthy of mention.; 24mo (5 to 6 in. tall); xvii, 313 pages View more info