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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

ISBN: 0486212106

Condition: 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 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

Condition: 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) View more info

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Freddy The Pied Piper

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

Price: $95.50

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1946

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 79473

Condition: 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 remova... 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

ISBN: 1558531009

Condition: 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 View more info

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Fighting Words: Writers Lambast Other Writers--From Aristotle to Anne Rice

By: CHARLTON, James (editor); PERICOLI, Tullio (illustrations)

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Chapel Hill, North Carolina U.S.A., Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 60429

ISBN: 1565120736

Condition: Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


First printing. This little gem of a book offers over 400 comments by notable writers on their fellow writers (and sometimes on themselves) which at times can be rather vicious. For example, Vladimir Nabokov is quoted as saying "James Joyce has not influenced me in any manner whatsoever"; or Elizabeth Bowen on Aldous Huxley: "He is at once the truly clever person and the stupid person's idea of the clever person. . .". With amusing drawn caricatures of many of the authors quoted here by Tullio Pericoli. Indexed. --- This compact volume in blue paper-covered boards backed in bla... View more info

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10,000 Jokes, Toasts & Stories: Arranged by Subject and Completely Indexed for Ready Reference

By: COPELAND, Lewis and Faye

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Garden City, New York, Garden City Publishing Co., Inc.: 1946

Stock No.: 82560

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


A 1946 reprint edition of authors' big collection of jokes, stories, poems and witticisms. Indexed. --- In textured black paper-covered boards with gilt-stamped spine titling & decorations. Volume has no dust jacket. --- Leaves browned, with prior owner's signature to front free endpaper and with partial splits at hinges; otherwise a sound, unmarked copy.; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall); 1020 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

Condition: 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 View more info

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The Onion Presents: Our Dumb Century, 100 Years of Headlines from America's Finest News Source

By: DIKKERS, Scott (editor)

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Three Rivers Press / Crown Publishers, Inc.: 1999

Stock No.: 82967

ISBN: 0609804618

Condition: Very Good+


A collection of faux newspaper stories purportedly from the beginning of the 20th century until the end. The Onion lampoons milestone events in their unique style, ". . .misinforming half a million readers a week. . ." with these hilarious revsions of political news, many with accompanying photos or artwork. Includes an introduction that claims to be by T. Herman Zweibel, "Onion Publisher". --- A softcover, in wraps with sample "newspaper" pages to covers. --- An excellent copy: clean, tightly-bound and unmarked.; Small Quarto (9 to 11 in. tall); x, 164 pages View more info

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The Game of Words

By: ESPY, Willard R.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Bramhall House: 1987

Stock No.: 41245

ISBN: 0517177846

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


From the jacket flap: "Infinitely varied examples of the agony, ecstasy, freakishness and fun of the English language which will warm the hearts, prick the minds and stir the risibilities of rhymesters, punsters, scholars, schoolboys, slangers, wallflowers, wits and wordgamers." The author has a lot of fun showing the reader the many ways wordplay can be used in the English language, with dozens of riddles, puzzles and other word-related fun. --- In full tan leather-look paper-covered boards. Titling to spine in blue foil, wrapped in typographic jacket. --- A clean, bright, tightly-bou... 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

Condition: 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 View more info

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An Innkeeper's Diary

By: FOTHERGILL, John

Price: $16.00

Publisher: London, The Folio Society: 2000

Stock No.: 82476

Condition: Near Fine


It might be said about John Fothergill that he made a better writer than an innkeeper; nevertheless, this, his first of three memoirs about his experiences as an innkeeper, was a huge success when first published in 1931. This deluxe reprint copy illustrated by Peter Bailey and with an introduction by Craig Brown (as well as the original intro. by Mr. Fothergill). --- In patterned yellow paper-covered boards, backed by dark green cloth. Lacks the slipcase. --- A bright, firm, clean copy lacking damages worthy of mention.; Tall Octavo (9 to 10 in. tall); xx, 278 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

ISBN: 0517165430

Condition: 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 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

ISBN: 0192141120

Condition: 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 View more info

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The Bab Ballads: With Which Are Included Songs of a Savoyard

By: GILBERT, W. S.

Price: $22.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan and Co., Limited: 1906

Stock No.: 81976

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Stated sixth edition of the author's collection of humorous ballads and songs. Most of these ditties first appeared in the weekly humor magazine "Fun" in the late 1800s. With 250 amusing illustrations in black & white by the author and a brief author's note. Sir William Schwenck Gilbert is probably best known for his partnership with Arthur Sullivan and their comic Gilbert & Sullivan opera creations. --- In full green cloth-covered boards with gilt-stamped Gilbert illustration on cover and gilt spine titling. --- With inked gift inscription to front free endpaper, otherwise a clean, ... View more info

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Cheaper by the Dozen

By: GILBRETH, Frank B. Jr.; and CAREY, Ernestine Gilbreth

Price: $33.50

Publisher: New York, Thomas Y. Crowell Co.: 1948

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 83374

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


Stated first printing, December 1948. This popular work is the story of the Gilbreth family. Mom and Dad were industrial engineers who raised 12 rambunctious children, who included the authors. The story became a huge best-seller, with numerous later printings and book club editions. With black & white illustrations by Donald McKay. --- In full linen-finish orange paper-covered boards with spine titling in black. Volume lacks the dust jacket. --- With pencilings on perhaps a couple dozen pages, some chafing to cover extremities, small bumps to lower cover edges and prior owner's signature to ... View more info

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She Stoops To Conquer, or Mistakes of a Night

By: GOLDSMITH, Oliver

Price: $18.50

Publisher: New York, The Heritage Press: 1964

Stock No.: 82509

Condition: Very Good+


A handsome Heritage Press reprint edition in slipcase of Oliver Goldsmith's comedic play, first performed in 1773. The story revolves around a high-born woman who poses as a maid in order to win the favor of a wealthy London man who prefers commoners. With illustrations and decorations by T. M. Cleland, a frontis image of Goldsmith after a portrait by Sir Joshua Reynolds, and an introduction by Louis Kronenberger. Sandglass flyer laid in (New York, no. V:34). --- In green cloth-covered boards with gilt "OG" oval decoration to cover; titling in gilt on black spine block. Slipcase covere... 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

Condition: 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. Jacke... View more info

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Condensed Novels, Second Series: New Burlesques

By: HARTE, Bret

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin and Company: 1902

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 82013

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


First Edition. In these comedic short novels, Bret Harte borrows from notable authors. For example, his "The Stolen Cigar Case" is attributed to "A. Co--n D--le" and features a character named Hemlock Jones. --- In olive cloth-covered boards with gilt-stamped jester figure & decoration on cover; titling in gilt on cover and spine. --- With prior owner's signature to front free endpaper, a bit of sunning to spine, otherwise a clean, firmly-bound, sound copy.; 16mo (6 to 7 in. tall); (6), 236 pages View more info

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The Gentle Grafter (Authorized Edition)

By: HENRY, O.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Garden City, New York, Doubleday, Page & Company for Review of Reviews Co.: 1919

Stock No.: 82350

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


A collection of 14 loosely-related humorous stories featuring the author's Jeff Peters character, a person who knows about graft. With black & white illustrations scattered throughout. --- In full olive cloth-covered boards with gilt-stamped spine titling; top edge gilt. --- With beginnings of a split near front of volume but remaining relatively tightly-bound. Covers with minor chafing, textblock edge gilding has dulled.; 12mo (7 to 7-1/2 in. tall); 237 pages 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

ISBN: 3784414850

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

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Deutschland deine Hessen: Dumm Gebabbel auf dem Prüfstand

By: KRÄMER-BADONI, Rudolf

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Hamburg, Hoffmann und Campe Verlag: 1968

Stock No.: 83042

ISBN: 3455040209

Condition: Very Good


A German-language book of humor, with entries in Roman-style typeface. Illustrated by Angela Hopf. --- A softcover edition with illustration of jocular women to cover. --- A clean, bright copy though with a little cover rubbing.; Square 12mo (7 to 7-1/2 in. tall); 184 pages View more info

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Ganz Deutschland lacht! 50 deutsche Jahre im Spiegel ihrer Witze

By: LENTZ, Michael; THOMA, Dieter

Price: $12.50

Publisher: München, Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag: 2000

Stock No.: 83041

ISBN: 3423241713

Condition: Near Fine


Fifty years of laughs and jokes, told by German people on themselves. In German language with entries in Roman-style typeface. Includes contributions by Chris Howland. --- A softcover edition with flaps, bearing impish gnome-like figure smoking a huge hand-rolled something-or-other. --- A clean, newish copy, lacking damages other than a back cover retailer's sticker.; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall) ; 235 pages View more info

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

By: LINSCOTT, Robert N. (editor)

Price: $16.00

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library / Random House: [c.1957]

Stock No.: 82689

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


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. Jacket features color caricatures of five of the authors represented. --- In Toledano spine 8 / grey cloth / gilt titling on burgundy spine & cover blocks / red topstain / grey Kent endpapers / jacket style i, verso advertises 379 titles in ML catalog. Likely published c.1957 (though 1945 date appears in book). ML #87.2. --- A very nice copy: unmarked, bright and... View more info

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Back Home

By: MAULDIN, Bill

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, William Sloane Associates: 1947

Edition: BCE

Stock No.: 82860

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


Book club edition. Bill Mauldin was a much admired 'soldier-cartoonist' who conveyed the realities of World War II back to the USA with his humorous cartoons. Upon returning home at war's end, he attempted to portray life at home in words and cartoons in this lighthearted work. --- In full green and black paper-covered boards with white spine titling. Jacket with photographic portrait of the author to back panel. --- A clean, tightly-bound, unmarked copy but with slight yellowing to leaves. Dust jacket with chipping and small tears along edges (many tape-repaired), spots of soiling to back pan... View more info

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Punch, or The London Charivari: Volume XXV, XXVI, XXVII and XXVIII; July 1853 through June 1855

By: MAYHEW, Henry; LANDELLS, Ebenezer (founders)

Price: $50.00

Publisher: London, Punch (magazine): 1855

Stock No.: 82347

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


A collection of illustrated articles taken from the London weekly magazine, Punch. The articles are presented in four groups spanning six-month periods beginning in July of 1853 and culminating in June of 1855. Each grouping of six months of stories about 275 pages in length, with introduction and indexes. They are bound together in a single, hefty hardcover volume. Punch flourished as a saucy provider of biting humor and satire whose articles were accompanied by engraved, sometimes outrageous, illustrations. Punch was founded by Henry Mayhew and engraver Ebenezer Landells in 1841, and borrowe... 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

Condition: 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 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

Condition: 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 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

Condition: 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 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

Condition: 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 View more info

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Frankfurter Winter-bichelche

By: MÜLLER, H. P.

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Frankfurt am Main, Germany, Heinz P. Müller: 1978

Stock No.: 83038

ISBN: 3921978068

Condition: Very Good+


A collection of lighthearted stories, jokes and humorous illustrations, apparently sharing happy times in Frankfurt am Main in winter. In German language, with entries in Roman-style typeface. --- In pictorial paper-covered boards with color illustrations to covers. Volume has no dust jacket. --- A solid copy: clean and tightly bound but with a little rubbing.; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall); 144 pages View more info

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Frankforter Ebbelwei-Bichelche: Aepfelwein, Aeppelwoi, Eppelwein, Appelwoin, Äppelweu

By: MÜLLER, H. P.

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Frankfurt am Main, Germany, H. P. Müller: 1978

Stock No.: 83039

Condition: Very Good


A collection of lighthearted stories, songs, jokes and humorous illustrations, apparently sharing happy times in Frankfurt am Main drinking their popular local "Aepfelwein", or apple wine. In German language, with entries in Roman-style typeface. --- In pictorial paper-covered boards with color illustration to front cover. Volume has no dust jacket. --- A solid copy: clean and tightly bound but with a little rubbing, sticker removal evidence to back cover.; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall); 114 pages 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

ISBN: 0316598305

Condition: 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, oth... View more info

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Lightning Song: A Novel

By: NORDAN, Lewis

Price: $18.50

Publisher: Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Stock No.: 82291

ISBN: 1565120841

Condition: Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


A first printing of the author's novel, which is centered around his 12-year-old Leroy Dearman character. Signed by Lewis Nordan on title page. --- This compact edition in lavender paper-covered boards backed in black cloth, with spine titling stamped in silver. Jacket features a color image of lightning striking a farm. --- A newish, unmarked, tightly-bound copy lacking damages worthy of mention. Newish, unclipped jacket with a one-inch tear near head of spine, is otherwise bright and intact; protected in removable clear mylar wrapper.; 16mo (6 to 7 in. tall); (6), 273 pages; Signed by Author View more info

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The Sharpshooter Blues: A Novel

By: NORDAN, Lewis

Price: $33.50

Publisher: Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Stock No.: 83327

ISBN: 1565120833

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


A first printing of the author's exuberant novel, which is centered around the love of firearms among the residents of the small town of Arrow Catcher, Mississippi. One of the many eccentric characters is Morgan, a teen-aged trick-shot artist. Signed by Lewis Nordan on title page. --- This compact edition in red paper-covered boards backed in black cloth, with spine titling stamped in gilt. Jacket features Pol Turgeon guns-and-bullets themed color illustration to cover. --- A clean, tightly-bound, bright copy lacking apparent damages. Unclipped jacket also bright and undamaged; protected in re... View more info

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Ah, Wilderness!

By: O'NEILL, Eugene

Price: $11.00

Publisher: Avon, Connecticut, The Heritage Press: 1972

Stock No.: 83259

Condition: Near Fine


A Heritage Press reprint edition of Eugene O'Neill's comedy, which debuted on Broadway in 1933. Includes an introduction by Walter Kerr and illustrations by Shannon Stirnweis. Sandglass flyer laid in (Avon, No. II:37). --- In navy quarter cloth and fireworks-themed blue paper-covered boards with titling on spine block. Volume protected in red paper-covered slipcase. --- An excellent copy: clean, tightly-bound and bright. Slipcase also very nice, though with a bit of sunning; remains structurally sound.; Small Quarto - 9 to 11 in. tall; 161 pages 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

Condition: 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 f... 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

Condition: 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 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

Condition: 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 View more info

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Mark Twain: His Words, Wit, and Wisdom

By: RASMUSSEN, R. Kent (editor)

Price: $11.00

Publisher: New York, Gramercy Books / Random House Value Publishing: 2001

Stock No.: 83168

ISBN: 0517163837

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


A collection of often humorous witticisms gleaned from the writings and letters of Mark Twain. Presented encyclopedia-style, alphabetized by topic and adorned with black & white drawings here and there. --- In full white paper-covered boards with titling in blue foil to spine. Volume lacks the dust jacket. --- A very nice copy: bright, tightly-bound and unmarked but with sticker removal evidence to front panel and spot of soiling to back.; Tall Octavo - 9 to 10 in. tall; xxvi, 356 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

Condition: Good in Fair dust jacket


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). ML #280.1. --- With gift inscription, prior owner's signature and partial split to half title area; light wear to edges of... View more info