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The Humor Gazette

By John M. Henry, Editor

Kansas City, Missouri: Hallmark Editions, 1968. 61 pp. Subtitled: Funniest Stories from Country Papers. Introduction by Harry Golden. ".sage quips and lively anecdotes." from the editorial pages of country newspapers. From a West Virginia editor: "One of the mos astute analysts of the human race was the chap who invented the eraser." Dj has little noticeable wear. Looks good in new mylar cover. Great browned newspaper illustrated cloth on boards binding in excellent cond. Same browned newspaper motif illustrates the endpapers. Text is clean, secure, and unmarked. A nice copy of this little gem.. HC and DJ. Very Good/Very Good. Illus. by John Trotta. 7 3/4 x 4 3/4.


Golf Nuts
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Golf Nuts

By Linkert, Lo

Mount Pleasant, SC, U.S.A.: Spectacle Lane Press, Incorporated, 1992. 95 pp. A cross-section of Lo Linkert's golf humour. Lo's cartoons appear in hundreds of magazines around the world and two of his golf books have won awards at the World Cartoon Festival in Belgium. Softcover has very minimal wear, no creases, bright and clean. Gift inscription to former owner on first page. Text is clean.. Soft Cover. V. Good. 8 x 8.


Honey For the Bears

By Anthony Burgess

London: Penguin Books, 1973, 1973. Paperback. Unknown. 7 4/10 x 5. ISBN:0-14-003551-6. 236 pp. This is a very funny and inventive comedy about an English couple from Sussex, who arrive in Leningrad on a rather nefarious mission. cover front and back is bright pink with red and white lettering and illust of 2 suitcases with women's dresses spilling forth. Spine in Penguin Orange - superb cond. Entire book is bright, tight and clean. Near-new cond. One min. scratch on front, otherwise lovely. A superb copy of Anthony Burgess' brilliant work. Overall cond: v. good - n. fine..


Turn of Phrase

By Edward And Raymond Yuen

N.Y.: Carlton Press, 1984 HC and DJ. Presumed First. 8 1/4 x 5 1/2. 160 pp. Subtitled: A collection of humorous anecdotes, sketches and plays. Edward and Raymond Yuen are twin brothers from Saskatchewan. Includes a full-length play in three acts entitled: Funsmoke: They Steal Horses, Don't They? Dj has a bit of rubbing to corners but min edgewear. A faint bit of stain to front edge of jacket. Not price clipped. New mylar c over. Linen coloured cloth on boards cover is in very good cond.- small bumps to top corners, very clean. No former owner's name on endpapers. Text is very clean, secure and unmarked. Dj cond: v. good . Book cond: v. good - near fine..


Gospel Hour

By T.R. Pearson

N. Y.: William Morrow & Co. 1991, 1991. HC and DJ. 9 1/2 x 6 1/2. ISBN:0-688-09480-5. Jacket design and illust by Linda Kosarin. 360 pp. The setting for this novel is the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia; the characters are from the south a nd Pearson's storytelling, like Faulkner's is rooted in Southern tradition. Pearson's humour is gentle, infinitely polite, his characters are essentially tranquil. Pearson's language is baroque, orna t e and colloquial. He is a master of his craft. Dj has one small chip, otherwise in near mint cond-bright, clean. Binding is beige cloth and dk blue paper on boards with gilt lettering - perfect con d . Endpapers are blue, mottled, and in pristine cond. Text is tight - as if never read. This is an exceptionally lovely first edition of Perason't fine work. Dj: v. good, Binding, endpapers and text: f in e-v. fine..


East of Wimbledon

By Nigel Williams

London: Faber and Faber, 1994, 1994. Paperback. First UK Paperback Edition. 4 7/16 x 7. ISBN:0-571-17733-6. 216 pp. A very funny writer, comparable to Wodehouse. This edition was distributed for promotional purposes only - not for resale . A Tatler special edition. Witty and satirical. This copy in excellent cond - as new. Bright and tight and clean. An outstanding copy of this scarce edition. Overal cond: fine..


Swimming Chickens

By Colin McEnroe

N.Y.: Doubleday & Company,, 1990. 134 pp Subitled: And other half-breasted accounts of the animal world.The Chicago Tribune wrote: "Aimed at.anyone who enjoys laughing at the absurd relations between us and our animal friends, fine-feathered or otherwise."Softcover has some wee bumps to corners. no creases. No former owner's name. Text is clean and unmarked.. First Paperback Printing. Soft Cover. Good. 8 1/4 x 5 1/4.


Laugh Yourself Well

By Gary Poole

Merriment Publishing Co. 1989 Soft Cover. 8 1/2 x 5 1/2. 48 pp. A wee book of merriment. A description of the benefits of laughter to one's health and well-being, the steps for laugh therapy, a checklist for laughter. A section fo llows with jokes and cartoons by Gary Poole. A fun little book. As the author says:"Live, love, LAUGH and be happy!" Overall cond: v. good ++.


Hey! Is That Guy Dead or Is He the Skip. : Curling and Other Stories I Wish I'd Never Written

By Thomas, William J

Don Mills, ON, Canada: Stoddart Publishing, 1995. 171 pp. William Thomas takes a witty look at one of Canada's favourite sports as well as comments on his wacky adventures in Mexico, the Dominican Republic and Japan and also comments on other topics near and dear to his heart. Subtitled:; Curling and Other Stories I Wish I'd Never Written. Book is in near fine condition. Gift inscription to former owner on title page. A great copy of this book of humour by this funny Canadian author.. Second Printing. Soft Cover. Near Fine. 8 1/2 x 5 1/2.