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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

The Pogo Sunday Book

By Walt Kelly

Springfield, Virginia: Simon and Schuster &, 1956. First edition thus. Original Wraps. Good. Small quarto, 9 1/4" tall, 132 pages, black & white interior illustration throughout, stiff color illustrated wraps. A good, generally clean, sturdy soft cover with moderate shelf wear and rubbing at the corners, light exterior soiling, binding solid, spine slightly canted, a previous owner's name penned on the front endpaper along with the remains of a bookplate, paper moderately yellowed. A good reading copy only.

$6.50

Days with Sir Roger de Coverley (a reprint from the Spectator, London: 1711 - 1712)

By Joseph Addison, Richard Steele and Eustace Budgell; illustrated by Hugh Thomson

New York, New York: Macmillan and Co., 1892. Third edition. Hardcover--cloth. Very Good -. 12mo, 7 1/2" tall, 112 pages, red titles on green cloth. A very good minus, generally clean, neat hard cover edition overall with moderate shelf wear, spine cloth fraying at top and bottome edges, light exterior soiling; hinges and binding tight, paper lightly yellowed BUT with scattered foxing throughout. Without dust jacket if issued

$9.50

How to Retire at Forty-One (41); Dropping out of the Rat Race without going down the drain. (signed)
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How to Retire at Forty-One (41); Dropping out of the Rat Race without going down the drain. (signed)

By L. Rust Hills, [Lawrence]

Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, 1973. First edition, first printing. Hardcover--cloth. Very good/good. Signed by the author 'Rust' on the front endpaper and inscribed to the previous owner. Octavo, 8 1/2" tall, 247 pages, brown cloth. A very good, clean, tight, sound copy over all with light shelf wear BUT minor foxing to the fore-edges and moderate canting to the spine; binding solid, paper cream white, BUT pencil underling scattered throughout. in a good edge worn dust jacket with chipping at the corners and rubbing at the folds. Hills was a much loved editor at Esquire, author of essays, and constant humorist.

$35.00

The Linebook: 1931 / The Linebook: 1933 (two original copies sold together)

By Richard Henry Little (RHL); Shelby Little (editor); The Chicago Tribune

Chicago, Illinois: The Chicago Tribune, 1931/1933. First edition thus. Chapbook-Saddle stitch. Good + / Very good. 2 individual copies. Narrow octavo 9" tall x 4 1/4" wide, saddle stitched, 64 pages, stiff color illustrated wraps. 1931 is a good plus original copy over all, spine and cover edges worn, interior cover lightly foxed, first and last pages foxed, but generally clean and binding sturdy, paper cream white. 1933 is a very good copy over all, spine and cover edges light to moderately worn, generally clean and bindings sturdy, paper cream white. "The Linebook, made up of the brilliant nonsense and incomprable satire written daily by the Tribune's distinguished column conductor, Richard Henry Little, has been published annually since 1924."

$9.50

The Linebook: 1942 / The Linebook: 1943 (two original copies sold together)

By Richard Henry Little (RHL); Charles Collins (editor); The Chicago Tribune

Chicago, Illinois: The Chicago Tribune, 1942 / 1943. First edition thus. Chapbook-Saddle stitch. both Very good. Narrow octavo 9" tall x 4 1/4" wide, saddle stitched, 64 pages, stiff color illustrated wraps. both are very good original copies over all, spine and cover edges light to moderately worn, generally clean and bindings sturdy, paper cream white. "The Linebook, made up of the brilliant nonsense and incomprable satire written daily by the Tribune's distinguished column conductor, Richard Henry Little, has been published annually since 1924."

$9.50

Vivette, or, The Memoirs of the Romance Association

By Gelett Burgess

Boston, Massachusetts: Copeland and Day, 1897. First edition thus. Decorative Cloth. Very Good. Duodecimo, 6 1/4" tall, 152 pages, rose colored cloth with gilt titles; map endpapers. Ex-library copy with library stamp on front endpaper (lower portion), half-title page, and title page, plus library sticker on verso of free endpaper. A very good, clean, neat hardcover with light shelf wear, spine cloth color faded, gilt title on front panel still bright; hinges and binding solid, paper lightly yellowed with light foxing at the fore-edges.

$19.00

The Watergate Cookbook (or, Who's in the Soup?)

By The Committee to Write the Cookbook; Barbara Madsen, Lolly McDonnell, Jim Mitchell, Frowis Roewer, Nancy Sheldrup, Jodie Schemmel, Franz Schemmel; Madeleine Maxwell (illustrator)

Cambridge, Massachusetts: The New Lone Star Press, 1973. First edition. Original Wraps. Very Good. Octavo 8 1/2" tall, 96 pages, stiff wraps. A very good, clean, neat original soft cover with light shelf wear, light exterior yellowing; binding solid, paper creamwhite

$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

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