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Chicken Inspector No. 23

By S. J. Perelman

New York, New York: Simon & Schuster, 1966. First edition, first printing. 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

Life at Blandings: an omnibus; Something Fresh; Summer Lightening; Heavy Weather
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Life at Blandings: an omnibus; Something Fresh; Summer Lightening; Heavy Weather

By P.G. Wodehouse,

London, England: Penguin Books, 1981. Reprint. Paperback. Very good. Duodecimo, 7 3/4" tall, 829 pages, illustrated wraps. A very good, clean, neat, soft cover edition with light shelf wear, binding tight, with light yellowing to the text paper

$8.50

Deadline Poet, or, My Life as A Doggerelist
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Deadline Poet, or, My Life as A Doggerelist

By Calvin Trillin

New York, New York: Farrar, Straus Giroux, 1994. First printing. Hardcover--cloth. Fine/Fine. Quarto, 8 1/3" tall, 196 pages, white boards. A fine clean, sturdy hard cover first edition with light shelf wear; hinges and binding tight, paper cream white. In a fine, lightly worn dust jacket with original price present.

$7.50

Schulz and Peanuts: a biography [ Charles M. Schulz ]

By David Michaelis

New York, New York: Harper Collins (Harpercollins), 2007. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Near fine/Near fine. Octavo, 9 1/4" tall, xiii + 655 pages, black boards. A near fine, clean, neat hard cover with light shelf wear; hinges and binding tight, paper white. In a near fine, lightly worn dust jacket with the price clipped.

$9.50

MAD for Decades: 50 years of forgettable humor from MAD Magazine

By "The Usual Gang of Idiots"; John Ficarra (editor /introduction)

New York, New York: Barnes & Noble - E.C. Publications, 2007. First edition thus. Hardcover. Near fine/Near fine. Octavo, 8" tall, unpaginated (approx. 750 pages) illustrated throughout, black and red boards. A near fine, clean, neat hard cover first edition with minor shelf wear and rubbing, binding tight, paper white. In a near fine, lightly worn dust jacket which is ripped at the top of the backstrip Features selection from the previous five best of the decade slections from the Fifties, Sixties, Seventies, eighties and nineties

$12.50

Collection of Stephen C. Foster Songs #8: Beatiful Dreamer, De Captown Races; Oh Susanna; Nelly was a lady; Annie My Own Love; Jenny's Coming Over the Green; Old Black Joe; etc

By Belmont Music, et al

Chicago, Illinois: Belmont Music, 1937. First edition thus. Original Wraps. Very good. Octavo pamphlet, 9" tall saddle stitched, 24 pages (on cheap paper), stiff pictorial wrap. A very good minus copy over all with moderate shelfwear, a previous owner's name stamp at the bottom of the front cover, rubbing at the corners, binding solid, paper moderately yellowed. 25 songs in total, mostly a page or less in length with music.

$7.50

Swing # 28: A Song of India; Annie Laurie; Auld Lang Syne; Ciribiribin; Loch Lomond; O Sole Mio; Merry Widow ; etc

By Belmont Music, et al

Chicago, Illinois: Belmont Music, 1940. First edition thus. Original Wraps. Good. Swing???--well it's amazing what Tommy Dorsey and Glenn Miller could do to the older standards. Octavo pamphlet, 9" tall saddle stitched, 24 pages (on cheap paper), stiff pictorial wraps. A good copy over all with moderate shelfwear, but a dampstain at the spine and a previous owner's name stamp at the bottom of the front cover, rubbing at the corners with chipping started, binding solid, paper moderately yellowed. 16 songs in total, mostly a page or less in length with music.

$6.50

Comical Songs of Long Ago #22: Who Threw the Overalls in Mrs. Murphy's Chowder; Since Nellie Got the Gong; Little Annie Rooney; Abdul the Bulbul Ameer; etc

By Belmont Music, et al

Chicago, Illinois: Belmont Music, 1938. First edition thus. Original Wraps. Very good. Octavo pamphlet, 9" tall saddle stitched, 24 pages (on cheap paper), stiff pictorial wraps (clown cover). A very good minus copy over all with moderate shelfwear, a previous owner's name stamp at the bottom of the front cover, rubbing at the corners, binding solid, paper moderately yellowed. 14 songs in total, mostly a page or less in length with music.

$7.50

From Beowulf to Virginia Woolf; an Astounding and Wholly Unauthorized History of English Literature.

By Robert Manson Myers

Indianapolis, Indiana: Bobbs-Merrill, 1952. First edition thus. Hardcover--cloth. Very good/Good. Octavo, 8 1/4" tall, 75 pages, maroon cloth. A very good, clean, hardcover with minor shelf wear, hinges and binding solid, paper cream white with yellowing to the fore-edges. In a good dust jacket with general wear and chipping at the folds, with the original price present.

$9.50

The VALE OF LAUGHTER.

By Peter De Vries

Boston, Massachusetts: Little, Brown, 1967. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Very good/Very good. Octavo 8 1/4" tall, 352 pages decorative yellow endpapers, red boards. A very good, clean, neat hard cover first edition with light shelf wear, a touch of foxing to the top fore-edge, paper cream white. In a very good, moderately worn but price-clipped dust jacket.

$9.50

The Specialist

By Chas (Chic) Sales [Charles Partlow Sale]; John D. Wells (poem) W. S. McClevey (forward); Percy Vogt ? (illustrations)

St. Louis, Missouri: Specialist Publishing, 1929. Ninth printing. Decorative Boards. Near fine/Very good +. 16mo. 6" tall, 31 pages, black titles on brown boards. A very good plus, clean, neat hard cover over all with light shelf wear, binding tight, paper lightly yellowed. In a good, edge worn dust jacket, lightly soiled with chipping at the fold edges.

$7.50

The Expedition of Humphry Clinker; The Oxford World's Classics, CCXC (290)

By Tobias Smollett; introduction by L. Rice-Oxley

Oxford, England: Oxford University Press/Humphrey Milford, 1930. Later printing. Hardcover--cloth. Very Good -/Without dust jacket. Sextodecimo, 6" tall, xx + 440 pages + 16 pages decorative blue cloth, thin paper, sewn binding, gilt spine titles. A very good minus, generally clean, sturdy hard cover edition with minor shelf wear, hinges and binding tight, paper lightly yellowed, with a date on the front endpaper BUT, pencilled scattered annotations throughout. This is one of the original, well bound, compact, 'World's Classics' series, perfect for the pocket, and though older than the average reader, will hold up to many more readings in the future.

$9.50

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 thus. 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. Third printing. 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. Early Printing. 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

Keep it Crisp

By S.J. Perelman

New York, New York: Random House, 1946. First printing. Decorative Cloth. Good/Good. Octavo, 8 1/4" tall. 259 pages, beige-gray cloth; previous owner bookplate on front endpaper. A good hardcover first edition with moderate shelf wear, light soiling to ends of backstrip; hinges and binding solid, paper clean and lightly yellowed. In a good, edge worn dust jacket, chipping significantly at the back strip and to the fold edges, with original price.

$7.50

Sailors' Knots

By W. W. Jacobs; Will Owen (illustrator)

New York, New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1920. Early Printing (9th). Hardcover--cloth. Good/Without dust jacket. Sold as a nice reading copy only. Oiginally published in 1909. Octavo, 7 1/4" tall, 283 pages, gray decorated cloth. A good generallly clean, hardcover with minor exterior soiling, hinges and binding solid, paper just slightly yellowed, with some scattered foxing or occasional stains. Without dust jacket.

$9.50

Could Have Been Worse: true stories, embellishments, and outright lies

By Rebecca Rule

Concord, New Hampshire: Plaidswede, 2006. First edition. Original Wraps. Fine. Octavo, 9" tall, xii + 193 pages, stiff illustrated wraps. A fine clean neat soft cover with light shelf wear, binding tight, paper white.

$9.50

DIABLE DE PARIS BAMBOCHES, Culbutes, Plaisirs et Deplaisirs Farces et Pochades, Revees et Executees par Victor Adam

By Victor Adam,

Paris, France: Maison Martinet/Godard., [1855]. First edition thus. Decorative Boards. Good. An very interestingly hilarious view of Parisian characters in the middle of the19th century. Oblong quarto, 10 1/2" x 13 1/4", Lithographed title page (same as cover) + 20 heavy paper pages (complete) containing many terrific vignette lithographs per page but with moderate scattered foxing throughout--still impressive visually. A good copy only over all with significant shelf wear, illustrated cover loose, both covers worn and rubbed with moderate soiling, and hinges broken but internal binding solid, front flyleaf torn through, a private library bookplate on the inside cover. Despite the foxing the qualityof the paper makes this well worth rebinding. Priced accordingly.

$65.00

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