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Who's in Charge Here?

By George Price.

New York, NY Farrar & Rinehart, 1943. Hardcover First Edition (1943), unstated, but implied: "FR" colophon at the lower copyright page, in accordance with Farrar & Rinehart's customary practice. First Edition (1943), unstated, but implied: "FR" colophon at the lower copyright page, in accordance with Farrar & Rinehart's customary practice. Good+: Shows moderate use: wear with slight loss to the head and heel of the backstrip; a small, faint stain near the lower corner of the front panel; a tiny spot at the upper fore-edge; former owner's name and address crossed out at the front pastedown endpaper; the binding is very slightly cocked, but remains secure; the text is clean. Free of creased or dog-eared pages in the text. Free of underlining, hi-lighting, notations, or marginalia. A copy showing some use, but remaining structurally sound and tightly bound, moderate wear and several unobtrusive cosmetic flaws. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 4to. (11 x 8.15 x 0.45 inches). Language: English. Weight: 17 ounces. Foreward by Wolcott Gibbs. Hardback: Lacks DJ. George Price (1901 – 1995) was an American cartoonist. Price started doing cartoons for The New Yorker magazine in 1929. He continued contributing to the New Yorker well into his eighties, displaying a talent for both graphic innovation (many of his cartoons consisted of a single, unending line) and for a wit that somehow combined the small issues of domestic life with a topical sensibility.

$10.00

Women’s Comic Visions.
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Women’s Comic Visions.

By June Sochen (Editor).

Detroit, MI Wayne State University Press, 1991. Paperback First Edition Thus (1991), not directly stated, but First Printing indicated by a complete numerical sequence. First Edition Thus (1991), not directly stated, but First Printing indicated by a complete numerical sequence. Very Near Fine in Wraps: the front panel of the wrapper covers wants to curl up ever so slightly near the outside edge; else flawless; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of creases to the panels. Free of creases to the backstrip. Free of creased or dog-eared pages in the text. Free of any underlining, hi-lighting or marginalia or marks in the text. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome, very nearly-new copy, showing a single unobtrusive flaws. Bright and Clean. Corners Sharp. Virtually 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (9 x 6 x 0.6 inches). 237 pages. Language: English. Weight: 14.5 ounces. Humor in Life and Letters Series. Essays by Alice Sheppard, Elsie A. Williams, Judy Little, Linda Pershing, Nancy Walker, Patricia Williams Alley, and Zita Z. Dresner.

$24.50

The Gluyas Williams Gallery.

By Gluyas Williams.

New York, NY Harper and Brothers Publishers, 1957. Hardcover First Edition (1957); later printing. Very Good in Very Good DJ: Both book and DJ show indications of moderate use. The Book shows light shelving wear to the lower extremities; a touch of scuffing to the top edge of the rear panel near the corner tip; else flawless; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of any creased or dog-eared pages in the text. Free of any underlining, hi-lighting or marginalia or marks in the text. Free of ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, or labels. A handsome copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing mild wear. Bright and clean. Corners sharp. The DJ shows mild rubbing and the very faintest soiling; light wear to extremities, with tiny chips at the head of the backstrip; a hint of sunning to the backstrip; the price is intact; mylar-protected. Attractive and intact. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 4to. (10.5 x 7.5 x 1.15 inches). 224 pages. Profusely illustrated with Gluyas Williams' cartoons, drawings, and illustrations with texts from the likes of Corey Ford, Edward Streeter, Laurence McKinney, David McCord, Rober Benchley, and Ralf Kircher. Language: English. Weight: 1 pound, 12 ounces. First Edition (1957); later printing. Hardback with DJ.

$15.68

Naked.

By David Sedaris .

New York, NY Time Warner Audio, 1997. Audio Cassette Two Audio Cassette Tapes in Excellent Confition. They have been played, but show no sign of it. These are housed in a blue, white and grey heavy cardstock case which shows just a touch of wear to the corner tips and the mildest rubbing to the panels (Very Good+ to Near Fine). Overall, Very Good+ to Near Fine. Playing Time: 3 hours. Read by David and Amy Sedaris. Size: 6.8 x 4.25 x 0.5 inches. Language: English. Weight: 3.6 ounces. Audio Cassette. A collection of hilarious, touching, genre-bending vignettes.

$14.70

Hazel Time: A New Selection of Hazel Cartoons from the Saturday Evening Post.

By Theodore "Ted" Key .

New York, NY E.P. Dutton, 1962. Hardcover First Edition (1962), so stated. First Edition (1962), so stated. Good+ in Good+ DJ: Both book and DJ show indications of moderate use. The Book shows fairly heavy foxing to the outside edges of the text block; moderate wear to the extremities; a very FAINT MUSTY ODOR evident; the binding leans somewhat, but remains quite secure; the text is clean. Free of creased or dog-eared pages in the text. Free of any underlining, hi-lighting or marginalia or marks in the text. Free of ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, or labels. A solid copy, showing considerable, if careful use; structurally sound and tightly bound, showing moderate wear and a few notable flaws. Not unattractive, showing careful use. The DJ shows light wear to the extremities; mild rubbing to the rear panel; heavy sunning to the bright orange background field of the backstrip has rendered the titles readable only with difficulty (the author's name and publisher remain bold and clearly legible); the price has been clipped. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 4to. (10.3 x 8.15 x 0.65 inches). 126 pages. Language: English. Weight: 18.5 ounces. Hardback with DJ.

$34.30

I Feel Bad About My Neck: And Other Thoughts on Being a Woman.
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I Feel Bad About My Neck: And Other Thoughts on Being a Woman.

By Nora Ephron.

New York, NY Random House: Vintage, 2008. Paperback First Edition Thus (2008); First Printing indicated by a complete numerical sequence. First Edition Thus (2008); First Printing indicated by a complete numerical sequence. Fine in Wraps: flawless; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of any creases. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome, like-new copy, structurally sound and tighly bound, showing no discernible flaws. Could easily pass for 'New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (7.95 x 5.15 x 0.5 inches). viii, 137 pages. Language: English. Weight: 6.9 ounces. Cover portrait of the author hiding her neck in a turtleneck sweater. Trade Paperback.

$9.41

Happy Birthday, Charlie Brown: Celebrating Thirty Years with Peanuts.

By Charles M. Schulz, in association with Lee Mendelson.

New York, NY Random House: Ballantine Books, 1980. Paperback First Edition Thus [1980]; First Printing indicated by a complete number line. First Edition Thus [1980]; First Printing indicated by a complete number line. Very Good+ in Wraps: shows indications of very light use: light wear to extremities; mild rubbing to the wrapper covers; some mild scuffing near lower front corner; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, or labels. A handsome copy: close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. Oblong 8vo. (8.8 x 9.35 x 0.5 inches). 160 pages. 1 pound, 1.2 ounces. Trade Paperback.

$34.30

You're Out of Sight, Charlie Brown.

By Charles M. Schulz .

New York, NY Holt, Rinehart & Winston , 1970. Paperback First Edition in Book Form [1970], so stated. First Edition in Book Form [1970], so stated. Very Good in Wraps: shows indications of careful use: barely discernible spine lean; light wear to the extremities; mild overall rubbing and very faint soiling to the wrapper covers; the binding is secure; the text is clean. Former owner's gift inscription inside the front cover. No longer 'As New', but remains clean, sturdy, presentable. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. (8 x 5.25 x 0.35 inches). 128 pages. A "Peanuts" Book. Weight: 4.6 ounces. Trade Paperback.

$14.70

Sheldon and Mrs. Levine, An Excruciating Correspondence.

By Sam Bobrick and Julie Stein.

Los Angeles, CA Price Stern and Sloan, 1994. Hardcover First Edition [1994]; First Printing indicated by a full number line. SIGNED BY BOTH THE AUTHORS on title page (signatures only). First Edition [1994]; First Printing indicated by a full number line. Near Fine in Near Fine DJ: Both book and DJ show only minute indications of use. Book shows no discernible flaws, except that the binding shows the slightest lean, while remaining perfectly secure; the text is clean. The DJ shows an "Autographed Copy" sticker at the lower front panel; else flawless; the price is unclipped. Overall, just short of pristine: very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. Oblong 8vo. (8.25 x 8.5 x .5). Unpaginated (about 43 pages). Shipping Weight: 1 pounds. Hardback with DJ. SIGNED BY THE AUTHORS.

$29.40

Benchley -- Or Else.

By Robert Benchley.

New York, NY Harper and Bros, 1938. Hardcover First Edition [1938], so stated. First Edition [1938], so stated. Good+: Shows moderate use. The binding shows slight lean; just a touch of wear to the extremities; mild rubbing; faint, but pervasive smudging and soiling; "HU" in ink at the front pastedown endpaper. The binding remains secure; the text is clean. Shows very light wear and smudging, but remains structurally sound and tightly bound: a clean, sturdy, presentable copy. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 273 pages. Illustrated with Drawings by Gluyas Williams. Deckle Fore-Edge. Orange cloth over boards with Williams' drawing at the lower corner of the front panel and titiles at both front panel and backstrip. Hardback: Lacks DJ.

$9.41

Dennis the Menace: Busybody.

By Hank Ketcham.

New York, NY Fawcett: Gold Medal, 1973. Paperback First Edition Thus [1973], Tenth Printing. Very Good in Wraps: shows indications of careful use: light wear to the extremities; mild rubbing, a few faint creases, and faint soiling to the wrapper covers; the binding remains square and secure; the text is clean. No longer 'As New', but remains a clean, sturdy, presentable reading copy. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 12mo. Unpaginated. First Edition Thus [1973], Tenth Printing. Mass Market Paperback.

$2.94

I'm So Sorry Little Man I Thought You Were a Hand-Puppet: 250 Cartoons by A. Weldon.
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I'm So Sorry Little Man I Thought You Were a Hand-Puppet: 250 Cartoons by A. Weldon.

By Andrew Weldon .

Crows Nest, Australia Allen & Unwin, 2002. Paperback First Edition Thus [2002]; First Printing indicated. First Edition Thus [2002]; First Printing indicated. Very Good+ in Wraps: shows indications of very light use: faint patch of soiling at the bottom of the front panel; former owner's gift inscription at the front endpaper; binding shows barely discernible lean, but remains perfectly secure; text clean. Remains very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. This collection of cartoons is clever and hilarious. I was laughing out loud when I read it in the bookstore. Thanks Andrew Weldon for drawing comedy, and improving my day immensley. I still laugh out loud when I read it. I would highly recommend this to people who enjoy a good laugh!

$14.11

We've Been Through So Much Together, and Most of It Was Your Fault: More and More Brilliant Thoughts.

By Ashleigh Brilliant .

Santa Barbara, CA Woodbridge Press, 1990. Paperback First Edition Thus; First Printing indicated. First Edition Thus; First Printing indicated. Very Near Fine in Wraps: shows only the most minute indications of use: just a hint of sunning to the yellow background field of the backstrip (the titles thereon remain unaffected: bold and clearly legible); else flawless. The binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. Large 8vo. 167pp. Trade Paperback. I became acquainted with Mr. Brilliant's quotations while (frequently) waiting for planes in the Santa Barbara, CA airport gift shop. Nearly missed my plane several times! This author is one-of-a-delightful-kind. . . . a quirky perspective, but with universal appeal. I have laughed out loud reading his reflections on relationships (marriage in my case). He "gets" it!! He "gets" it!! I laugh at my husband and laugh at myself in the same breath. If you have a particularly trying relationship (who doesn't?), this will soften the jagged edges -- at least for moment or two. I just love Mr. Brilliant's books, but especially this one!

$14.70

Chicago Days / Hoboken Nights.
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Chicago Days / Hoboken Nights.

By Daniel Manus Pinkwater .

Reading, MA Addison-Wesley , 1992. Paperback First Edition Thus; First Printing indicated. First Edition Thus; First Printing indicated. Fine in Wraps: binding square and secure; text clean. Virtually 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 168pp. Trade Paperback. Daniel Pinkwater is noteworthy in many respects, but what fascinates me most is the way in which he manages to be brilliant, moving, and profound without ever accentuating the negative. This autobiographical collection of brief, bite-size narratives (perfect for bedtime, the bathroom, or the ten-minute break at work) chronicles Pinkwater's development as an artist and writer, and gives the reader the opportunity to enjoy the world through the eyes of a funny, intelligent man who truly loves life. This is a not a children's book, but is nevertheless a wonderful to read! A collection of short, autobiographical sketches that are interesting and invariably fun. The sketches of the author's attempts to become an artist and his adventures living in Chicago and Hoboken are witty and revealing. There are also surprisingly moving accounts of Pinkwater's sculptor mentor and of his father. Highly recommended.

$6.47

Hopalong-Freud and Other Modern Literary Characters.

By Ira Wallach.

New York, NY Henry Schuman, 1951. Hardcover First Ed, unstated. First Ed, unstated. Very Good+ in Good only DJ: Book shows indications of careful use; just a touch of wear to extremities; binding square and secure; text clean. DJ shows wear to the extremities and loss to chipping at the heel of the backstrip and at the head of same as well as along the top of the front panel; mild rubbing and faint, but pervasive soiling to the rear panel; the "O" in "Hopalong" of the title on the front panel has been filled in with ink; price-clipped; mylar-protected. Overall, remains a clean, sturdy, presentable copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing little wear and with a clean text in a flawed but intact DJ. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 134pp. Illustrations for Chapter 8, "Babykins" by George Price. Hardback with DJ.

$24.50

Molesworth's Guide to the Atommic Age: A Guide to Survival in the 20th Century for Felow Pupils, Their Doting Maters, Pompous Paters, and Any Others Who Are Interested.

By Geoffrey Willians.

New York, NY Vanguard Press, 1956. Hardcover First Ed USA; unstated. Very Good+ in Very Good+ DJ: Both book and DJ show indications of very careful use. Book shows light wear to the extremtiies; the binding leans a little, but remains perfecltly secure; text clean. DJ shows only a touch of wear to the head and heel of the backstrip: mild rubbing and the faintest soiling; price has been clipped; mylar-protected. Overall, remains a clean, sturdy, presentable copy with a clean text and with a DJ in similar condition. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 104pp. Black cloth w/ith red & silver titles at the backstrip; silver Searle drawing at the front panel, black & white illustrations throughout, 104 pp. Illustrated by Ronald Searle. First Ed USA; unstated. Previously released in Great Britain as "Whizz for Atomms". Hardback with DJ. Ronald Searle was one of Britain's best-loved cartoonists, and Geoffrey Willans (if I remember correctly) a former teacher. If there is such a thing as a composite genius, then Willans and Searle surely were one. The Molesworth books purport to be instructional manuals by an English public schoolboy named Nigel Molesworth, about how to survive the school experience. From the day the first was published in 1953, they became a wild success, especially with schoolchildren. They are still in print and still eminently applicable (which says something both about the quality of the books, and about the nature of the British school system, which even at that point hadn't changed much in 400 years). The wild misspelling that permeates them caused hysteria among parents, and their removal from many school libraries (the books, not the parents). Nevertheless, many phrases from them have since gone into the English lexicon, particularly "enuff said" and "as any fule kno".

$16.27

Rubaiyat of a Persian Kitten.
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Rubaiyat of a Persian Kitten.

By Oliver Herford.

New York, NY Rizzoli International Publications, Inc. , 1993. Hardcover First Ed USA, so stated. First Ed USA, so stated. Very Near Fine in Very Good+ DJ: Book shows a several faint "lines" in the lamination at the rear panel [this appears to be a production flaw rather than due to wear]; binding square and secure; text clean. DJ shows moderate rubbing; tiny nick at top front hinge; unclipped. Virtually 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. Squarish 8vo. Hardback with DJ.

$11.96

Over Sexteen 7 (Sexteen) (Paperback).

By J.M. Elgart.

New York, NY Signet, 1972. Paperback First Ed; First Impression. First Ed; First Impression, so stated. Good in Wraps: shows indications of significant use; short, closed tears at several places at outside edges have been discreetly tape-repaired; head of spine heavily chewed for about half inch and again, discreetly tape-repaired; some light rubbing and faint wrinkles. Despite these flaws remains a clean, sturdy, reasonably presentable copy. NOT a Remainder. NOT a Book-Club Edition. NOT an Ex-Library copy. 12mo. 176pp. Illustrated by Russell Patterson. Mass Market Paperback.

$9.02

Here's Misery!: A Book of Burlesques.

By E.V. Knox [Evoe].

London, UK Methuen & Company, 1928. Hardcover First Ed, so stated. First Ed, so stated. Very Good+ in Good+ DJ: Book shows indications of very careful use; just a touch of wear to the extremities; former owner's inked name at the front free endpaper; heavy foxing at the bottom edge; much sparser foxing at the fore-edge; top edge is slightly dusted; binding square and secure; text clean. DJ shows moderate wear to the extremities, with small loss at the upper extremities, due to chipping and rubbing; a half-inch tear at the top of the front panel; mild rubbing and faint soiling; unclipped; mylar-protectected. Overall, remains structurally sound and tightly bound with a clean text. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 143pp. Illustrated by Eric Fraser. Hardback with DJ. A Book of Burlesques - notably a spoof of Henry Williamson's Tarka the Otter. Edmund George Valpy Knox (10 May 1881 – 2 January 1971), was a poet and satirist who wrote under the pseudonym Evoe. He was editor of Punch 1932-1949, having been a regular contributor in verse and prose for many years. He was son of Edmund Arbuthnott Knox. He was brother of Catholic priest and author Ronald Knox, codebreaker Dilly Knox, and Anglican monk and New Testament scholar Wilfred Knox. His daughter, the novelist Penelope Fitzgerald, wrote a biography of the four brothers titled The Knox Brothers. As a poet, he was noted for his ability to provide topical satirical poems for Punch in the style of well-known contemporary poets such as John Drinkwater, John Masefield, Walter de la Mare, Edmund Blunden, Robert Bridges and J. C. Squire—usually managing to evoke the poet's general style and manner without resorting to parodying any particular poem. Although best known for satire, some of his more serious poems, written during the Second World War while he held the editor's chair at Punch, evoke by turns wistful nostalgia, grim determination and a longing for eventual peace, often using metres from Greek or Latin poetry or historical English forms. Although for the greater part of his life an agnostic, he gradually drifted back into the Church of England.

$73.50

Behind the Beyond.

By Stephen Leacock.

New York, NY John Lane, 1913. Hardcover First Ed, unstated. First Ed, unstated. Good+: Shows moderate use. Binding shows slight lean; light wear to extremities; mild rubbing; faint but pervasive soiling, causing considerable darkening; there is a very small dampstain near the lower corner of the front panel; the top edge is dust dulled. Binding remains secure; text clean. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 195pp. Hardback: Lacks DJ. Leacock, a Canadian humorist and economist, published a number of serious works in his field as well as in history and biography, but is best known for his collections of satirical essays and short stories. Contents: Behind the Beyond; Familiar Incidents-With the Photographer; The Dentist and the Gas; My Lost Opportunities; My Unknown Friend; and Under the Barber's Knife. Parisian Pastimes: The Advantages of a Polite Education; The Joys of Philanthropy; The Simple Life in Paris; A Visit to Versailles; and Paris at Night. The Retroactive Existence of Mr. Juggins; Making a Magazine; and Homer and Humbug.

$19.60

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