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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

Homes of the Brave

By T. H. Robsjohn-Gibbings; illustrated by Mary Petty

New York, New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1954. First Edition. Hardcover--cloth. Very good -/good. Octavo 9 1/2 " tall, vi + 113 pages with intertextual black and white illustration, white titles on black quarter-cloth. A very good, clean, neat hard cover first edition with moderate shelf wear and exterior cover cloth foxed ; hinges and binding sturdy, with light foxing to endpapers and endpapers. In a good, edge worn dust jacket, with chipping at folds and darkening (yellowing) at the margins, and with the original price clipped.

$12.50

The Limeratomy: a compendium of Universal Knowledge for the more perfect understanding of the human machine

By Anthony Euwer

James B. Pond, 1917. First Edition. Good/Without dust jacket. Done in the Limerick tongue and copiously visualized with illustragraphs by the perpetrator." 12mo, 7 1/2" tall, 96 pages, gilt titles on brown cloth. A very good minus over all, with moderate shelf wear, rubbing at all corners, hinges and binding solid, paper lightly yellowed, BUT the front free endpaper has been removed and the penned gift inscription of a previous owner on the inside pastedown extends to several scattered marginal comments throughout. As is

$9.50

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 good copy over all, covers worn 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

$25.00

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 Darwin Awards: evolution in action
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The Darwin Awards: evolution in action

By Wendy Northcutt

New York, New York: Dutton, 2000. Hard Cover. Very Good. Small octavo, 7 1/2" tall, xvii + 327 pages, red and black boards. A fine, clean, neat hard cover with minor shelf wear, hinges and binding tight, paper cream white. In a near fine, lightly worn dust jacket, with the original price present.

$6.50

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

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