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Punch, Or The London Charivari Three Volumes (1841-1843-1991) Bound Into  One Volume.
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Punch, Or The London Charivari Three Volumes (1841-1843-1991) Bound Into One Volume.

By editors Of Punch

London, England: Punch. Fair/NONE. 1841-1843. Hardcover. Top one third of spine covering is lacking. Red cloth covers, embossed. ; Three volumes bound into one. Volume the First 0f 1841, Volume Two and Volume Three. ; Thick 4to 11" - 13" tall .


Punch, Or The London Charivari Four Volumes (I. E.24 Months) (1879-1991) Bound Into One Volume.

By editors Of Punch

London, England: Punch. VG/NONE. 1879-1881. Hardcover. Very good, light edge wear. No names or markings. ; Four volumes bound into one. Volume LXXVII, July to December 1879 (312 pp) , Volume LXXVIII, January to June 1880 (306 pp) , also includes Punch's Almanack for 1880) , Volume LXXIX, July to December 1880 (312 pp) and Volume LXXX January to June 1881 (includes index for that volume). Red embossed cloth binding. ; Thick 4to 11" - 13" tall .


Selected Drawing of Clare Briggs, The When a Feller Needs a Friend

By n/a

New York, NY: Wm. H. Wise & Co.. G/NONE. 1930. First Edition. Softcover. Good, covers still intact, but front cover has separated from the text block edge. No names or markings. Softcover. ; Memorial Edition; Square 8vo 8" to 9" tall .


Morrie Turner Creatof of "Wee Pals"

By Ericsson, Mary Kentra

Chicago, IL: Children's Press. NF/NONE. 1986. First Edition. Hardcover. Nf, gold seal to ffep. ; SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR with a large sketch dedicating the book "To Gwen" (owner of the gold seal affixed to the ffep) . The Oakland, CA cartoonist was the first national syndicated African-American cartoonist. ; 8vo; 111 p.; Signed by Biographee .


Let Your Mind Alone And Other More Or Less Inspirational Pieces

By Thurber, James

New York, NY: Harper & Brothers. VG/NONE. 1937. Armed Services Edition. Paperback. Very Good; Armed Services Edition N-7; Armed Services Edition; Oblong 12mo 7" - 7½ .


Mustard & Vinegar A Miscellany of Humor, Spiced with Wit

By Tony [Walter J. Lowsett]

London, England: Heath Cranton Limited. 1944. First Edition. Hardcover. NF in a VG+ DJ; First; Blue cloth; 12mo; DJ .


The Gentleman's Alphabet Book

By Kornberg, Harvey

New York, NY: E. P. Dutton & Co. , Inc. ,. 1972. First Edition. Hardcover. 0525112448 . Good+, light foxing eps, small gift note ffep, in DJ; SIGNED BY HARVEY KORNBERG on the title page. Limericks by Donald Hall. DJ faded at spine edge and top edge. Some edge wear; Stated First; Cloth backed boards; Oblong 4to; DJ .


No Poems Or around the World Backwards and Sideways

By Benchley, Robert. Illust. by Gulyas Williams

New York, NY: Harper & Row Publishers. 1932. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good, covers very lightly soiled; Copy of Ed Pauley, presented to him (per the gift inscription ffep) Christmas 1932. Pauley was important figure in Los Angeles history, UCLA, oil and gas and more; Stated First; Yellow decor. cloth; 8vo; No DJ .


We Were Only Human

By Ustinov, Peter

Boston, MA: Little, Brown And Company. 1961. First Edition. Hardcover. Near fine in a VG DJ with light edge wear; Caricatures by Ustinov accused at war trials; Stated First; Taupe cloth; 8vo; DJ .


Nothing but Nonsense

By Lyon, Leverett

Chicago, IL: Ralph Fletcher Seymour. 1954. First Edition. Hardcover. VG in Fair DJ with large chip missing at top of spine; INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR on the ffep in 1955; First; Orange cloth; 8vo; 117 p.; DJ .


Caught Short!

By Cantor, Eddie

New York, NY: Simon & Schuster. 1929. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good in Good DJ, price-clipped, chipped top panel; First (1929) ; Taupe cloth; 12mo; DJ .


A Parody Outline of History Wherein May be Found a Curiously Irreverent Treatment of American Historical Events Imagining Them As They Would be Narrated By...

By Stewart, Donald Ogden

New York, NY: George H. Doran Company. 1921. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good, minor edge rubbing only; PRESENTATION COPY SIGNED BY AUTHOR on first blank leaf. Mild foxing. Paradoy of H. G. Well's Outline of History with sections written in the "manner of" Fitzgerald, Burgess, Lardner, Lewis, Wharton...; First (1921) ; Half Leather; 8vo; No DJ .


"You're Sitting on My Eyelashes" An Album of Cartoons

By Darrow, Whitney, Jr.

New York, NY: Random House. 1943. First Edition. Hardcover. VG, lower corners rubbed, few pages with light soil; Nice set of cartoons by Darrow; First; Cloth backed boards; 4to; No DJ .


Brevity is the Soul!

By Shields, Seth William

Privately Printed. 1955. Hardcover. NF in a NF DJ; INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR to Conrad Hilton, on the front free endpaper, with humorous note about dentists; 2nd Ptg; Red cloth; 8vo; DJ .


Dennis the Menace: His First 40 Years
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Dennis the Menace: His First 40 Years

By Ketcham, Hank

New York, NY: Abbeville Press. 1991. First Edition. Softcover. 1558591575 . NF, minor edge wear only, spine not creased; INSCRIBED BY KETCHAM with a small drawing of Dennis in 1991; First; Softcover; 4to; No DJ; Signed by Author .


A Book of Lamplight

By Voyde, Knullen (Pseud. )

Princeton, NJ: The Daily Princetonian. 1927. Hardcover. VG, spine edge tanned somewhat; SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. Front pastedown creased. Humorous poems, ditties, articles; Illust. boards; 8vo; No DJ; Signed by Author .


Skippy and Other Humor

By Crosby, Percy L.

New York, NY: Greenberg, Publisher. 1929. Hardcover. VG in VG DJ; Board edges lightly soiled; Gold/maroon cloth; 4to; DJ .