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The Deb's Dictionary

by Herford, Oliver

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Old Saratoga Books
Published
1931
Condition
Very Good with no dust jacket; Boards lightly soiled and rubbed.
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First Edition
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$20.00

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Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott. Very Good with no dust jacket; Boards lightly soiled and rubbed.. 1931. First Edition. Hardcover. Written and illustrated by Oliver Herford. Orange decorated cloth. Unpaginated. Humorous dictionary of words, from ABASH (“To shock people, formerly done without difficulty, today an almost impossible feat”) to ZOO (A place devised for animals to study the… Read more
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The Funnies: An American Idiom

by White, David Manning (editor) ; Abel, Robert H. (editor)

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Old Saratoga Books
Published
1963
Condition
Good with no dust jacket; Boards sunned and worn.
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$15.00

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NY: The Free Press of Glencoe. Good with no dust jacket; Boards sunned and worn.. 1963. Hardcover. Halfbound cloth. xv, 304pp. Many illustrations, index. Includes contributions by Walt Kelly, Al Capp, Heywoud Broun, Gilbert Seldes, and Clark Kinnaid, among others. Inscribed by White on front free endpapers. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .
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The Compleat Practical Joker

by Smith, H. Allen

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Old Saratoga Books
Published
1953
Condition
Fair with no dust jacket; Boards worn and soiled, pages toned.
Edition
First Edition
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$15.00

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Garden City, NY: Doubleday and Company. Fair with no dust jacket; Boards worn and soiled, pages toned.. 1953. First Edition. Hardcover. Tan cloth binding. Classic of vintage humor, revealing stories of famous practical jokes and their authors, less famous jokes, and secrets of why some pranks work better than others. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 320… Read more
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Roughing it De Luxe

by Cobb, Irvin S.

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Old Saratoga Books
Published
1914
Condition
Good with no dust jacket; Boards rubbed, spine sunned, bookseller label on front pastedown, water spots on spine and front boar
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First Edition
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$15.00

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NY: George H. Doran Company. Good with no dust jacket; Boards rubbed, spine sunned, bookseller label on front pastedown, water spots on spine and front boards. 1914. First Edition. Hardcover. Brown cloth with illustration inset on front boards. Titled in gilt. Illustrated endpapers and numerous other illustrations by McCutcheon. A humorous vintage travel guide to the American West.… Read more
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Life with Rover

by Webster, H. T. ; Calhoun, Philo

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Old Saratoga Books
Published
1949
Condition
Very Good in Fair dust jacket; Jacket heavily tattered and missing pieces.
Edition
First Edition
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$25.00

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NY: Appleton-Century-Crofts. Very Good in Fair dust jacket; Jacket heavily tattered and missing pieces.. 1949. First Edition. Hardcover. Illustrated brown cloth. Over 100 famous Webster drawings and cartoons of mans best friend, with comments by Calhoun. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 151 pages .
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Do it the Hard Way: Rube Goldberg and Modern Times

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Old Saratoga Books
Published
1970
Condition
Good; Spine sunned, staples rusted, inked doodle on front cover and several details inked in on frontispiece illustration.
Edition
Second Printing
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$30.00

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Washington, DC: The National Museum of History and Technology, Smithsonian Institution. Good; Spine sunned, staples rusted, inked doodle on front cover and . several details inked in on frontispiece illustration.. 1970. Second Printing. Softcover. Orange printed stapled wraps with die-cut front cover. Foreword by Peter C. Marzio. Essays by Daniel J. Boorstin, Anne C. Golovin, and Rube Goldberg.… Read more
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Alec the Great

by R. D. D.

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Old Saratoga Books
Published
1933
Condition
Good with no dust jacket; Boards worn and soiled, pages toned, owner name on front free endpaper.
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Racine, WI: Whitman Publishing Company. Good with no dust jacket; Boards worn and soiled, pages toned, owner name . on front free endpaper.. 1933. Hardcover. Whitman 792. Color illustrated paper-covered boards. A compilation of short humorous verses featuring a little terrier named Alec. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 92 pages .
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Barnaby

by Johnson, Crockett

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Old Saratoga Books
Published
1943
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Very Good with no dust jacket; Boards rubbed and sunned.
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$25.00

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NY: Henry Holt and Company. Very Good with no dust jacket; Boards rubbed and sunned.. 1943. Hardcover. Brick red cloth binding. A collection of Johnson's Barnaby cartoons. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 361 pages .
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I've Decided I Want My Seat Back

by Mauldin, Bill

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Old Saratoga Books
Published
1965
Condition
Very Good in Good dust jacket; Jacket price-clipped and tattered, gift inscription on front free endpaper.
Edition
First Edition
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$15.00

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NY: Harper and Row. Very Good in Good dust jacket; Jacket price-clipped and tattered, gift . inscription on front free endpaper.. 1965. First Edition. Hardcover. Cloth-backed boards. Lots of political cartoons about the Cold War, Vietnam War, civil rights and other Sixties events from the famed World War II cartoonist and journalist. ; 8vo 8" - 9"… Read more
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The Fastest Hound Dog in the State of Maine

by Gould, John

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Old Saratoga Books
Published
1953
Condition
Very Good in Good dust jacket; Gift inscription and bookstore sticker on front endpapers, jacket toned, soiled, and tattered.
Edition
First Edition
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$20.00

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NY: William Morrow and Company. Very Good in Good dust jacket; Gift inscription and bookstore sticker on front endpapers, jacket toned, soiled, and tattered.. 1953. First Edition. Hardcover. Color illustrated boards. Vintage Yankee humor. Author photo and bio on rear jacket flap. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 93 pages .
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Baby Weems

by Grant, Joe; Huemer, Dick

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Old Saratoga Books
Published
1941
Condition
Fair with no dust jacket; Boards worn and sunned, shaken, several small tears to lower edges of pages.
Edition
First Edition
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$150.00

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NY: Doubleday, Doran and Company. Fair with no dust jacket; Boards worn and sunned, shaken, several small tears to lower edges of pages. 1941. First Edition. Hardcover. Slate blue illustrated cloth. Introduction by Robert Benchley. Many black and white illustrations by Disney studio artists. The humorous story of the genius baby, which was part of the 1941 Disney… Read more
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$150.00
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I'd Rather be President: A Handbook for Expectant Candidates

by Ellis, Charles; Weir, Frank

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Old Saratoga Books
Published
1956
Condition
Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Pages and jacket toned.
Edition
First Edition; First Printing
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$15.00

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NY: Simon and Schuster. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Pages and jacket toned.. 1956. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Illustrated by Walt Pogo Kelly. Cloth-backed boards. Humorous vintage look at running for president, including dozens of ways of handling busy-bodies who demand facts, and dozens of other ways of attacking your opponent. ; 8vo… Read more
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Dennis the Menace: Household Hurricane

by Ketcham, Hank

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Old Saratoga Books
Published
1957
Condition
Very Good with no dust jacket; Owner name on front free endpaper, boards rubbed.
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780849020711
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$15.00

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NY: Henry Holt and Company. Very Good with no dust jacket; Owner name on front free endpaper, boards rubbed.. 1957. First Edition. Hardcover. 0849020719 . Pictorial hardcover. Comics compilation featuring Dennis the Menace. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .
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The Best of M. D. N. (Medical Director's Notebook)

by Main, Rolland J.

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Old Saratoga Books
Published
1966
Condition
Very Good with no dust jacket; Boards rubbed.
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Norwich, NY: Eaton Laboratories. Very Good with no dust jacket; Boards rubbed.. 1966. Hardcover. A promotional book from Eaton Laboratories given to medical professionals. A compendium of color cartoons by Robert Weber illustrating gags and humorous anecdotes about medical patients. Blue cloth stamped in gilt. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 48 pages .
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The Golfer's Alphabet

by Sutphen, W. G. Van T.

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Old Saratoga Books
Published
1967
Condition
Very Good with no dust jacket
Edition
Reprint
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Rutland, VT: Charles E. Tuttle. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1967. Reprint. Hardcover. Reprint of humorous golfer's alphabet first published in 1898. Cloth-backed illustrated boards. From Arithmetic to Zero, a funny illustrated look at the highs and lows of golfing. ; Square 8vo 8" to 9" tall .
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Wanda Hickey's Night of Golden Memories and Other Disasters

by Shepherd, Jean

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Old Saratoga Books
Published
1971
Condition
Good with no dust jacket; Boards lightly worn and splayed.
Edition
First Edition
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$35.00

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Garden City, NY: Doubleday and Company. Good with no dust jacket; Boards lightly worn and splayed.. 1971. First Edition. Hardcover. Maroon cloth sides with black cloth spine. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 350 pages .
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Stop or I'll Scream! An Album of More Than 300 Funny Drawings by Nearly Fifty of Collier's Cartoonists

by Williams, Gurney (editor)

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Old Saratoga Books
Published
1945
Condition
Very Good with no dust jacket; Boards worn, owner name inked out on front pastedown endpaper.
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NY: Robert M. McBride & Company. Very Good with no dust jacket; Boards worn, owner name inked out on front pastedown endpaper.. 1945. Hardcover. Pictorial boards. A collection of 1940s cartoons culled from the pages of Collier's Magazine. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 160 pages .
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My Wonderful World of Slapstick

by Keaton, Buster

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Old Saratoga Books
Published
1960
Condition
Good in Good dust jacket; Edges rubbed, page tops spotted, front hinge weak, end papers foxed. Jacket mildly foxed, toned, and
Edition
First Printing
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$45.00

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Garden City, NY: Doubleday and Company. Good in Good dust jacket; Edges rubbed, page tops spotted, front hinge weak, end papers foxed. Jacket mildly foxed, toned, and chipped.. 1960. First Printing. Hardcover. Black cloth. Black and white illustration and photo section. Autobiography by the legendary comedian with stories of the Golden Age of Hollywood. ; 8vo 8"… Read more
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Drawing the Line Somewhere

by Fougasse

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Old Saratoga Books
Published
1937
Condition
Very Good in Good dust jacket; Jacket tattered and soiled.
Edition
First Edition
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$25.00

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London: Methuen & Company. Very Good in Good dust jacket; Jacket tattered and soiled.. 1937. First Edition. Hardcover. Yellow cloth binding. A collection of Fougasse's cartoons culled from Punch. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 137 pages .
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He Done Her Wrong: The Great American Novel and Not a Word in it - No Music, Too

by Gross, Milt

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Old Saratoga Books
Published
1930
Condition
Good with no dust jacket; Boards worn, shaken, gift inscription and bookseller label on front free endpaper, tape stains on two
Edition
Later Printing
Item Price
$75.00

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Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Doran & Company , Inc.. Good with no dust jacket; Boards worn, shaken, gift inscription and bookseller label on front free endpaper, tape stains on two pages, endpapers foxed.. 1930. Later Printing. Hardcover. Black cloth titled in red. Measures 8 x 7 inches. An early graphic novel, perhaps a parody of some of the more… Read more
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$75.00