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Hard Lines

By Nash, Ogden

New York: Simon and Schuster, 1931. 99, [4] pp. Orange cloth, black and gold label on spine and front panel. Author's first book. With illustrations by Otto Soglow, best known for his comic strip creation, The Little King. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket with publisher's price of $1.75 on the front flap.. First Edition. Hard Cover. VG/VG. Illus. by Otto Soglow.


Caw-Caw Ballads

By MacDonald, Wilson

Montclair, New Jersey: Pine Tree Publishing, 1932. 47 pp. Inscribed on ffep, " ...Hoping you both escape a Caw-Damnation. Wilson MacDonald..." The author was a popular Canadian satirist and poet.. Signed by Author. Second Printing. Hard Cover. Very Good+/GVG. Illus. by Guy Rutter.


The Complete Color Polly and Her Pals Series 1 Volume 1, 1926-1927

By Sterrett, Cliff

Northampton, Massachusetts: Kitchen Sink Press, 1990. 95 pp. Art Spiegelman contributed the forward for the book, and he wrote: " Visually, Polly and Her Pals is a happy pop synthesis of Art Deco, Futurism, Surrealism, Dada and Pure Cartoon. Polly is one great comic strip. Your eyes can dance to it." Reproductions of full page cartoons, many pages include Sterrett's top-strip Dot & Dash.. Stated First Printing. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine.


Poetical Mirror

By Hogg, James (T. Earle Welby, editor)

London: The Scholartis Press, 1929. xvi, 192 pp. One of 700 copies. Reprint of the 1816 parody; includes facsimiles of the original title page and author's advertisement. Hogg's "victims" included Lord Byron, Coleridge, Walter Scott, Wordsworth and Southey. Corners bumped, faint stain on front panel, and wear to lower spine.. Limited Edition. Hard Cover. GVG.


A Tramp Abroad

By Twain, Mark, (Samuel L. Clemens.)

Hartford, Connecticut: American Publishing, 1880. 632 pp. 328 illustrations. BAL 3386. State B of frontispiece: "Titian's Moses", and cover stamping; numeral 7 blindstamped below publisher's device on back cover. State A of sheets: bulk of 1 5/8". Streaks of black ink on spine and covers, else VG. Gilt a little faded on spine, bright on front cover.. First Edition. Hard Cover.


Mark Twain's San Francisco

By Twain, Mark. Taper, Bernard, ed.

New York: McGraw-Hill, 1963. 264 pages, with cartoons by Edward Jump and numerous black and white illustrations. VG+ in GVG dust jacket.. First Thus. Hard Cover. VG+/GVG.


Village Verse: a Collection of Claremont and Pilgrim Place Poetry

By Claremont Poetry Circle

Claremont, California: Saunders Press, 1950. 64 pp. Anthology of poems written by residents of Pilgrim Place, a retirement community established by the Congregational Church. The irreverent humorist Richard Armour was a contributor. Mildly soiled with bumped corners.. First Edition, Limited. Paper Wrappers. Very Good.


A Pocket Full of Wry: Far Fetched Tales for Grown-up Children

By Lutyens, Sally

Mount Desert, Maine: Windswept House Publishers, 1995. 66 pp. That Tilly Tarantula would arrive in a banana tree speaking Spanish is made to seem as logical as Mrs. Mimsey's offering her tea. Ms. Lutyens is a composer of music, and perhaps that explains the wonderful sound of the words in her stories. Gift inscription on ffep, else near fine. . First Edition. Paper Wrappers. Near Fine/None Issued. Illus. by Pam deVito.



By Landes, Richard

London: John Roberts Press, 1970. Unpaginated. Second printing, the first was a limited edition of 250 copies. I can't say if these are essays, poems, or captions for the drawing. I can say that the words and drawings together constitute a wonderful example of how complex, nuanced and just plain impossible the English language can be. The book is also very very funny! VG/VG. 2nd Impression. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. Illus. by Davies, Mike.