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Chicken Inspector No. 23

By S. J. Perelman

New York, New York: Simon & Schuster, 1966. First Edition. Hardcover--quarter cloth. Very good/Very good. Octavo, 8 1/2" tall, 255 pages, yellow quarter-cloth. A very good, clean, neat hard cover first edition with minor shelf wear; hinges and binding tight, paper cream white. In a very good moderately worn dust jacket, chiping at fold edges and with the price clipped

$7.50

Big League Ballparks: the complete illustrated history

By Gary Gillette and Eric Enders with Stuart Shea and Matthew Silverman

New York, New York: Metro Books, 2009. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near fine. Quarto 12 1/4" tall, 512 pages color illustrated throughout pages, illustrated endpapers, hard cover. A fine, clean, neat hard cover with light shelf wear at the corners; hinges and binding tight, paper white. In a near fine, lightly worn dust jacket. This is a large and heavy volume and will require extra postage.

$45.00

Fierce Pajamas : An Anthology of Humor Writing from The New Yorker
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Fierce Pajamas : An Anthology of Humor Writing from The New Yorker

By REMNICK, DAVID and HENRY FINDER, editors

New York, New York: Random House, 2001. Hardcover. Near fine/Near fine. Octavo, 9 1/2" tall, xxi + 497 pages, black and red boards. A near fine, clean, neat, hard cover first edition with light shelf wear; hinges and binding tight, paper white, but a previous owner's name stamp on the front endpaper. In a near fine lightly worn dust jacket with the original price.

$9.50

I'll Tell You Why" (a sequel to The Specialist)

By Chas (Chic) Sales [Charles Partlow Sale]; O. O. Mcintyre (introduction); Percy Vogt (illustrations)

St. Louis, Missouri: Specialist Publishing, 1930. First Edition. Decorative Boards. Near fine/Good. 16mo. 6" tall, 45 pages, black titles on brown boards. A near fine, clean, neat hard cover over all with light shelf wear, binding tight, paper white. In a good, edge worn dust jacket, lightly soiled with chipping at the fold edges

$16.50

The Decline and Fall of Practically Everybody

By Will Cuppy; William Steig (illustrator); Fred Feldkamp (editor)

New York, New York: William Morrow & Company, 1950. Hardcover--quarter cloth, paper over boards. Very Good/Good. Octavo, 8 1/4" tall, 230 pages, green-gray cloth. A very good, clean, neat hard cover edition with moderate shelf wear, cloth color faded; hinges and binding tight, paper lightly yellowed, in an good, edge worn dust jacket with significant chipping at the folds. A very nice reading copy.

$9.50

Rog's Gallery

By Roger Jones

Somerville, Massachusetts: Self Publsihed, 1978. First Edition. Original Wraps. Very good. Octavo, pamphlet, 12 pages, black and white illustration, (most originally done for 'The Real Paper' a tabloid in Cambridge, MA. In very good condition over all with light shelf wear and soiling, binding tight.

$7.50

Just Like Heaven: Mutts
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Just Like Heaven: Mutts

By Patrick McDonnell

Boston, Massachusetts: Little Brown & Co, 2006. First Edition. Hardcover--illustrated boards. Near fine/near fine. Oblong octavo, 7" x 8" tall, unpaginated (approx. 42 pages), illustrated boards. A near fine, clean, neat hard cover with light shelf wear; hinges and binding tight, paper white. In a near fine, slightly soiuled dust jacket with original price present.

$8.50

I Need All the Friends I Can Get

By Charles M. Schulz

San Francisco, California: Determined Productions, 1964. First Edition. Decorative Boards. Very good. Small octavo, 5 3/4" tall, 64 pages (black and yellow throughout), black and yellow boards. A very good clean, neat hard cover over all, with light shelf wear and rubbi9ng at the corner edges; hinges and binding tight. In a very good moderately worn dust jacket with some chipping at the fold edges

$7.50

A Tale of Two Prophecies ; shewing the sweet uses of letters, translated from the British by Bernard Guilbert Guerney, Man-of-all lit'ry work, and embellish'd with two engravings and a moral

By Bernard Guilbert Guerney; John Dusenberry Balbach, Nicky Morello

New York, New York: Privately Printed, 1937. First Edition. Decorative Boards. Good. Limited edition, #106 of 302 copies. Signed by Guerney on the front limitation page and by Balbach and Morello on the rear colophon, quarto, 9 1/4" tall, unpaginated (16 pages), with extra cover title label laid in, decorative covers with green spine cloth. A fair copy over all, covers worn at all edges with chipping at the fore-corner tips, spine cloth frayed; interior clean but wire binding loosened against cheap paper stock, paper yellowed and fragile, with some pages edge torn. This is a handmade affair and the cover has been decorated with an original comic strip (Gasoline Alley). Guernet was a famous translator of Russian Literature.

$19.00

The Girl Proposition: a bunch of he and she fables

By George Ade; illustrated by John T. McCutcheon, et al

New York, New York: R. H. Russell, 1902. First Edition. Decorative Cloth. Good. Duodecimo, 6 3/4" tall, 192 pages, tipped on title plate and illustration, decorative tan cloth. A good, sturdy hard cover reading copy with moderate shelf wear and rubbing and exterior soiling, spine cloth fraying at top and bottom edges, fore-corners rubbed; hinges and binding solid, paper lightly yellowed, with a few scattered readers marks and some light scattered foxing. Without dust jacket.

$9.50

Nonsense Novels

By Stephen Leacock

Garden City, New York: Garden City/Doubleday, 1923. Hardcover--cloth. Good +. Octavo, 7 1/4" tall, 229 pages, black cloth. A good, sturdy hard cover edition with moderate shelf wear and rubbing to the corneredges; hinges and binding solid paper lightly yellowed with a previous owner's name on the half-title. Lacking dust jacket.

$7.50

A LITTLE BOOK OF NONSENSE

By Eugene Field,

Boston, Massachusetts: Mutual Book Co. / Alfred Bartlett, 1901. First Edition. Decorative Cloth. Very Good. Duodecimo, 7" tall, 28 pages, green decorated cloth. A very good, clean, neat hard cover with minor shelf wear and light soiling, hinges and binding tight, paper lightly yellowed.

$19.00

When A Feller Needs a Friend

By Wilbur D. Nesbit (verses) ; Clare Briggs (illustration)

Chicago, Illinois: P.F. Volland, 1914. First Edition. Illustrated Boards. Fair. Quarto, 11 1/2" tall, (unpaginated) about 92 pages, brown quarter-cloth over printed boards. A fair copy only over all, with considerable shelf wear, moderate exterior soiling, fore-corners rubbed through to boards; binding broken, paper lightly yellowed, BUT many pages loose from binding, some torn at gutter margin, with much chipping at page edges AND a child has colored many of the illustrations (some originally had one additional color as published).

$9.50

The Best of Impossible Worlds

By Abel Quezada

Englewood Cliffs. N.J: Prentice-Hall, 1963. First Edition. Hardcover--boards. Very Good/Very Good. Quarto, 11" tall, unpaginated (approx.128 pages), brown boards; black and white illustrations. A very good, clean hardcover over all with moderate shelf wear; binding tight, paper just lightly yellowed, with foxing to the fore-edges. In a very good, moderately worn and rubbed dust jacket, with original price.

$9.50

How to Build an Orange Crate from Old Pieces of Furniture

By Jack Cluett

Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, 1957. First Edition. Hardcover--cloth. Very Good/Good. Octavo, 8 1/2" tall, 189 pages, gray cloth. A very good, clean, neat hard cover first edition with minor shelf wear; hinges and binding tight, paper lightly yellowed, with light foxing to the fore-edges and endpapers. In a very good, edge worn dust jacket with minor chipping at the folds, price clipped.

$6.50

Leo Rosten's Giant Book of Laughter

By Leo Rosten

New York, New York: Crown Publishers, 1985. First Edition. Hardcover--cloth. Near Fine / Near Fine. Octavo 8 1/4" tall, 361 pages, red quarter-cloth. A near fine, clean, neat hard cover with light shelf wear BUT a light surface dampstain at the bottom of the front cover (not interior); hinges and binding solid, paper cream white. In a near fine, clean lightly worn dust jacket, with price clipped.

$12.50

The Grasshopper Trap [signed]

By Patrick F. McManus

New York, New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1985. Hardcover--quarter cloth. Fine / Near Fine. Signed by the author on the front endpaper and inscribed to a previous owner. Octavo, 8 1/2" tall, 214 pages, beige quarter-cloth. A fine, clean, neat hard cover edition with light shelf wear; hinges and binding tight, paper cream white. In a near fine, lightly worn dust jacket with the original price.

$9.50

Sto KM humoru

By Szymon Kobylinski

Warsaw, Poland (Warszawa, Polski): wydawnictwo artystyczno-graficzne, 1958. Original Wraps. Good. Polish language text. Duodecimo, 100 pages illustrated throughout, stiff illustrated wraps. A good soft cover over all with general shelf wear, light exterior soiling, spine rubbed at the edges, binding solid, paper lightly yellowed with some dampstaining the the back cover and the fore-edge--fore-edge 'coffee' stain visible for 1/2" on about 40 pages at the margins.

$7.50

Mr. Punch's Limerick Book

By [Mr. Punch] ; Langford Reed (selected by); A. P. Herbert (foreword ); G.S. Sherwood (illustrations)

New York, New York: Loring & Mussey, 1934. First Edition. Decorative Cloth. Very Good. Octavo, 8 3/4" tall, xv + 140 pages, black titles on green cloth. A very good, clean, sturdy original hard cover edition over all, with minor shelf wear and light exterior soiling, but with some color fading to the spine cloth and cover margins (sunned); hinges and binding solid, paper lightly yellowed (begging with a yellowish hue when published). Lacking dust jacket

$16.50

The Slim Princess

By George Ade; illustrated by George F. Kerr

New York, New York: A. L. Burt, c. 1907. reprint. Decorative Cloth. Very Good -/without dustjacket. Duodecimo, 7 1/2" tall, 170 pages + illustrated plates, tipped on cover illustration, decorative red cloth. A very good minus, clean sturdy hard cover over all with moderate shelf wear, corners rubbed and spine cloth faded; hinges and binding solid, paper lightly yellowed with light scattered foxing. Without dust jacket.

$6.50

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