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More Cuties in Arms
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More Cuties in Arms

By Campbell, E. Simms

Philadelphia: David McKay Company, 1943 Original red, white and blue paper covered boards with cartoon of a soldier and his lady on the front. Paper on spine has come away from spine at front gutter, but is still present. Hand soil. This book was written by the first openly black cartoonist to be syndicated in white newspapers in the U.S. We believe that this important piece of comic strip history was given as a gift to cartoonist C.D. Russell (who was identified as an influence on Campbell in his obituary) and his bride (?), Mary, in 1945. The blank pages in the front and back of the book have been signed along with sketches by some of the earliest members of the National Cartoonists Society: Milton Caniff, Jay Irving, Otto Soglow, George McManus, Bela Zaboly, Paul Frehm, Gus Edson, Dow Walling, Bill Holman, Ed Hughes, and Elmer Woggon. In addition, there are signatures from Dick Tregaskis (author of "Guadalcanal Diary"), George Girot (comedian), Sam Moore (radio comedy writer), Jean Tighe (actress and singer who founded Veterans Bedside Network in 1948), Ray Clark (country singer known as "Yodelin' Slim Clark"), Bob Christy (actor), Ken McCaleb (movie critic for the New York Mirror), and Irving Moss (partner in talent agency - Moss and Mendez). There are five more signatures which are either unreadable, or the person can't be positively identified as a celebrity. More photos available upon request. Since this item is on consignment, no discounts apply. Unpaginated - approximately 100 pp. . Signed By 11 Cartoonists and Other Celebrities. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Cartoons By Author. 5 3/4 x 7 1/2 Inches.

$3000.00

How to Get Elected; Governor Plumtree's Practical Rules for Politicians

By Doyle, Arthur T.

Toronto: Best Seller Books, Ltd., 1979 Blue cloth on boards with somewhat rubbed silver gilt titles. The politician's job is to get elected, and then re-elected. This book's chapters are 36 tongue-in-cheek rules for winning an election: "The Politician Lies and Evades the Truth" is Rule #17. The author is a former newspaper publisher, national television and radio commentator, and keynote speaker who lives in Fredericton, New Brunswick. He has written several other books, especially concerning New Brunswick history. 190 pp. including "Politician's Dictionary".. First Edition (No Additional Printings.). Hard Cover. Very Good Plus/No Jacket. Illus. by Cartoons By Ian Smith. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$25.00

Life's Odd Moments

By Trueman, Stuart

Toronto: McClelland and Stewart Limited, 1984 Original grey cloth on boards. Minor tears at top and bottom of dustjacket. The author was the editor of Saint John, New Brunswick's local newspapers for many years. 173 pp.. First ( No Additional printings). Original Cloth. Very Good/Good Plus. Illus. by Story Illustrations By the Author. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$15.00

Other People`s Money; An Outside View of Trusts and Investments

By Leacock, Stephen

Royal Trust Company, 1947 Beige hardcover on paper boards.``The question of trusts and trustees and investments; whether to let other people look after your money, or to lose it for yourself in your own way.``- p. 8. 21 pp.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$15.00

Arcadian Adventures with the Idle Rich

By Leacock, Stephen

Toronto: Bell and Cockburn, 1914 Red cloth on boards. Previous owners' names. Light foxing to edges and endpapers. The Rival Churches of St. Asaph and St. Osoph (Chapter 6) is good for a dozen laughs, and that's only one chapter ! 310 pp.. Reprint. Hard Cover. Good Plus/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" Tall.

$20.00

Cousin Elva
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Cousin Elva

By Trueman, Stuart

Toronto: McClelland and Stewart Limited, 1955 Green cloth boards. DJ chipped along top and grubby on back. Said to be the author's first novel, it's "a humorous farcical romp" in the words of an online reviewer. 224 pp.. Inscribed and Signed By Author. First Printing Stated. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. Illus. by The Author. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$25.00

A Treasury of Stephen Leacock; Three Complete and Unabridged Canadian Classics
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A Treasury of Stephen Leacock; Three Complete and Unabridged Canadian Classics

By Leacock, Stephen

Toronto: Prospero Books/ Key Porter, 1999 Here are 528 pp. of good, clean fun ! Literary Lapses, Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town, and Winnowed Wisdom under one cover ! No writing or damage. Excellent gift !. Hard Cover.. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$15.00

A Star Is Born
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A Star Is Born

By Nicol, Eric and More, Dave

Toronto: Ryerson Press, 1968 "I arrived in New York as a nobody, but I left it as a complete nonentity."- Prologue. Among several other things, the budding playwright learns to be careful with his stage directions in the script. For example: HARRY: Yes. (NODS HIS HEAD.) The actor does not like this kind of stage direction because he prefers to interpret the word "Yes" himself. 91 pp.. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good Plus. Illus. by Sid Barron. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$15.00

Mark Twain's Library of Humour
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Mark Twain's Library of Humour

By Twain, Mark (and others)

London: Chatto & Windus, 1918 Imagine having "The Jumping Frog" and "How I Edited an Agricultural Paper", with everything between, at your fingertips in one book ! "Everything between" includes hundreds of anecdotes from dozens of other humourists of the day. 719 pp. Heavy book might need extra postage.. A New Impression. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by E.W. Kemble. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

$50.00

How to Torture Your Wife
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How to Torture Your Wife

By Adams, Caswell

Philadelphia: John C. Winston Co., 1948 Red cloth on boards showing edge wear. Descriptions on verso, full-page drawings on recto. Cartoons were previously published in the New York Tribune, 1940-1947. There are a lot of uncomfortable truths in these cartoons !. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good Plus/No Jacket. Illus. by H.T. Webster Cartoons. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$15.00

The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table; Every Man His Own Boswell
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The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table; Every Man His Own Boswell

By Holmes, Oliver Wendell

New York: Mershon Company Maroon cloth decorated in silver on boards. This little book is full of pithy sayings and big ideas. Some find it useful to read it in stages. Listed separately is a beautiful 3-volume set of Autocrat, Professor, and Poet. This book has 332 pp.. Hard Cover. Fair to Good/No Jacket. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall.

$20.00

You Might Be From New Brunswick If...
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You Might Be From New Brunswick If...

By de Adder, Michael

Lunenburg, N.S.: MacIntyre Purcell Publishing, Inc., 2015 Colourful cartoons in French and English. Foreword by Hermenegilde Chiasson. 126 pp.. Suede. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by The Author. 8 x 9 1 in. Oblong.

$20.00

The Mephibosheth Stepsure Letters
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The Mephibosheth Stepsure Letters

By McCulloch, Thomas

Ottawa: Carleton University Press, 1990 These letters first appeared in the Acadian Recorder of Halifax in 1821. They are credited to a local clergyman, Rev. Dr.Thomas McCulloch, a Presbyterian. 437 pp.. Soft Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. Illus. by Daniel Macnee. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$20.00

Maritime Union; A Political Tale
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Maritime Union; A Political Tale

By Donovan, Stewart L.

Fredericton, N. B.: Non-Entity Press, 1992 Hard to describe.127 pp.. Signed by Author. One of a Kind.. Soft Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$15.00

Nize Baby
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Nize Baby

By Gross, Milt

New York: Grosset and Dunlap, 1926 Orange cloth on boards. Previous owner's name. Mouse nibble to lower corner of cover. Cartoons and stories, including "Baby Sleeps on Cheecken Fets - Sturry from Rad Ridink Hoot." 207 pp.. Reprint. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Milt Gross. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

$22.00

Helen's Babies
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Helen's Babies

By Habberton, John

New York: F.M. Lupton Publishing Co., 1881 Red and tan cloth on boards. Uncle Harry babysits his two young nephews for two weeks. It is such a memorable experience that he writes a book about it ! Previous owner's name in pencil. Illustration at p. 98 missing. 192 pp.. Hard Cover.. Good/No Jacket. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall.

$15.00

Cousin Elva
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Cousin Elva

By Trueman, Stuart

Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, Limited, 1955 Green cloth on boards. Previous owner's name and gift note. Will bring pictures of Fawlty Towers to your mind. 224 pp.. Signed by Author. Second Printing. Hard Cover. Good Plus to Very Good/Good. Illus. by The Author. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$22.00

Indiscretions of Archie
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Indiscretions of Archie

By Wodehouse, P.G.

New York: A.L. Burt Company, 1921 Maroon cloth on boards. Previous owner's name. Archie is an unemployed Brit who has just married the daughter of a New York hotel owner. His first indiscretion is condemning that hotel. He gamely takes up a modeling job, but manages to get arrested by two Irish cops who don't cotton to his yellow, two-piece bathing suit. If you know Wodehouse, this is only a beginning. 303 pp.. Reprint. Hard Cover. Good Plus to Very Good/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

$32.00

Say Goodnight, Dick
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Say Goodnight, Dick

By Beutel, Josh

Fredericton: Non Entity Press, 1985 Josh Beutel's third book portrays former premier Richard Hatfield of New Brunswick. Beutel is known locally for his work as editorial cartoonist for the Saint John Telegraph-Journal, which employment ceased several years ago. Beutel survived a defamation suit by Malcolm Ross, a former school teacher in Moncton who is described as a holocaust denier. Awarded $7500 from Beutel initially, Ross was later ordered by an appeals court to pay Beutel $5000 in costs, the initial suit having been quashed. Approx. 85 pp.. Inscribed and Initialled By Beutel. First. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Josh Beutel. 8 1/2 x 9 1/2 Oblong.

$25.00

You' re Only As Old As You Act
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You' re Only As Old As You Act

By Trueman, Stuart

Toronto and Montreal: McClelland & Stewart, Limited, 1968 Orange cloth on boards. Previous owner's name stamp. DJ protected by clear plastic. 160 pp.. First Edition (No Additional printings). Hard Cover. Very Good Minus/Very Good. Illus. by The Author. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$20.00

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