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The Good Things of Life: Fourth Series

By: N/A

Price: $25.50

Publisher: New York, Frederick A. Stokes: 1887

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 82348

Condition: Very Good


First edition of this collection of amusing illustrations with brief captions, mostly skewering the manners and habits of late 19th-century upper-crusters. No credits are provided, but many of the illustrations are legibly signed, e.g. those of Albert E. Sterner or Clinton Peters. --- In green bevel-edge cloth-covered boards with illustration & title to cover in black and gilt; all edges gilt. Printed on heavy leaves. --- With chafing to cover extremities, and tape-repai... 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

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: $126.00

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 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

ISBN: 0701106050

Condition: 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" ... 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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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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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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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 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

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; oth... 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 Gilbe... 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 c... 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 cop... 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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Lucky You

By: HIAASEN, Carl

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Stock No.: 82330

ISBN: 0679454446

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


A signed first edition of Carl Hiaasen's novel, featuring two low-life Florida lottery winners who don't wish to share their winnings with JoLayne Lucks and a large cast of other nutty characters. Per the jacket flap, ". . .the hilarious mayhem that is Carl Hiaasen's hallmark. . .[results in]. . .his funniest, most deliriously gripping novel yet". Signed by Hiaasen on title page. --- In full purple and navy paper-covered boards with titling in gilt to spine. Brig... View more info

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Strip Tease

By: HIAASEN, Carl

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Stock No.: 82331

ISBN: 0679419810

Condition: Good in Good+ dust jacket


A signed first edition of Carl Hiaasen's novel, featuring a congressman who, though he admits he ". . .should never be around naked women", nonetheless gets into trouble at a gaudy Fort Lauderdale strip club. An ex-library copy, signed by Hiaasen on title page. --- In tan paper-covered boards backed in tan cloth, with stipper image in navy to cover; titling in gilt to spine. Jacket repeats the stripper image to cover. --- Once a library-owned item, with rubbersta... 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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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

Condition: Good+ in 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. --- 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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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 engrave... 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 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

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 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

ISBN: 0316598283

Condition: 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 ba... 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 other... View more info

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Wolf Whistle: A Novel

By: NORDAN, Lewis

Price: $28.50

Publisher: Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Stock No.: 82292

ISBN: 1565120280

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


A first printing of the author's novel, which is centered around a fourth grade teacher in Mississippi. The narrative was inspired by the story of Emmett Till, a black boy who was murdered for the "crime" of wolf-whistling at a white woman in the author's native Mississippi. Signed by Lewis Nordan on title page. --- This compact edition in bright yellow paper-covered boards backed in lavender cloth, with spine titling stamped in gilt and with lavender endpapers. ... View more info

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Tomcat in Love

By: O'BRIEN, Tim

Price: $13.50

Publisher: New York, Broadway Books: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Stock No.: 82307

ISBN: 0767902025

Condition: Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


A signed first printing of Tim O'Brien's humorous novel, centered around his Tom Chippering character. Tom, a college professor, has lost his wife and doggedly pursues multiple love interests. Signed on title page by the author. --- In black paper-covered boards backed in black cloth with author facsimile signature and spine titling in gilt. Bright green jacket with image of boxer shorts and a flower. --- A clean, tightly-bound, bright copy lacking apparent damages. Uncl... 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 ... 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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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... 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

ISBN: 0875881610

Condition: 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 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

ISBN: 3257009461

Condition: 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... 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

Condition: 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 ... 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

Condition: 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 c... 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

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


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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My World -- And Welcome to It

By: THURBER, James

Price: $11.00

Publisher: New York, Harcourt, Brace and Company: 1942

Stock No.: 82212

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


A collection of James Thurber's witty stories, accompanied by his line drawings. Most of these humorous stories originally appeared in the New Yorker magazine. --- In full red cloth-covered boards with cover and spine Thurber illustrations and spine titling in black. Volume lacks the dust jacket. --- Prior owner's ornate drawing to front free endpaper, bits of paper adhering to lower cover edges and a little soiling to lower textblock edge & back cover, else a clean, fir... 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

Condition: 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 ... 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

ISBN: 038511334X

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


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