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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

On the Shores of the Mediterranean.
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On the Shores of the Mediterranean.

By Eric Newby.

Oakland, CA Lonely Planet Publications, 1998. Paperback Reprint Edition (1998). First published in 1984. Very Near Fine in Wraps: shows just a hint of wear to the extremities; barely discernible sunning to the backstrip; the binding is perfectly square and secure; the text is clean. Free of creases to the covers. 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 ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, or labels. A handsome, nearly-new copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing only the very mildest wear and a single unobtrusive flaw. Bright and clean. Very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (7.8 x 5.1 x 1.1 inches). 501 pages. Language: English. Weight: 18.5 ounces.Reprint Edition (1998). Lonely Planet Journeys Series. First published in 1984. Trade Paperback.

$8.82

Parkinson's Law and Other Studies in Administration.

By C. Northcote Parkinson.

New York, NY Ballantine Books, 1964. Paperback First Edition Thus (1964), Second Printing (1968). Copyright is 1957. Very Good in Wraps: shows indications of careful use: very light wear to the extremities; mild rubbing to the panels; a crease near the upper corner of the rear panel; the pages have tanned considerably, due to aging; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of underlining, hi-lighting, notations, or marginalia. Free of creased or dog-eared pages in the text. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing a couple of minor flaws. Close to 'As New'. A sturdy, presentable reading copy of this classic text. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 12mo. (7 x 4.25 x 0.5 inches). 140 pages. Illustrated with Drawings in Black & White by Osbert Lancaster. Language: English. Weight: 3.5 ounces. First Edition Thus (1964), Second Printing (1968). Copyright is 1957. Mass Market Paperback. Parkinson's Law briefly stated is that 'work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion.' If it doesn't seem that an entire book could be written about this thesis then you haven't encountered the imaginative genius and the stinging comic wit of C. Northcote Parkinson. He is able to use this little insight as an analytic tool to expose much of what is wrong with organizations and why much in both business and government seems at odds with common sense. For example, why the British Colonial Office has grown in number of employees as the actual number of colonies declined - so that it employed more people when the number of colonies had been reduced to zero than when they were at their highest number. Witty, brilliant and always right on the money, Parkinson can make what should be deadly dull - a description of bureaucracy - into a delightful excursion through the halls of pompus human folly. Really great stuff. This book is a classic and can be read and reread with great pleasure.

$5.88

Lochinvar.

By Graham Porter.

New York, NY Thomas Y. Crowell , 1959. Hardcover First Edition (1959); First Printing indicated by a complete numerical sequence. First Edition (1959); First Printing indicated by a complete numerical sequence. Near Fine in Very Good DJ: The Book shows just a tick of wear to the corner tips and head and heel of the backstrip; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of underlining, hi-lighting, notations, or marginalia. Free of creased or dog-eared pages in the text. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome nearly-new copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing only very mild wear. Very close to 'As New'. The DJ shows light wear to extremities; a closed tear around the heel of the backstrip; faint but pervasive soiling to the white areas of the background field; mild rubbing; price unclipped; mylar-protected. Remains clean, sturdy, and quite presentable. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 4to. (10.25 x 7.5 x 0.5 inches). 60 pages. Illustrated in tri-tone color by Valiliu.Language: English. Weight: 14.5 ounces.

$73.50

Josh Billings on Ice, and Other Things.

By Josh Billings (Henry Wheeler Shaw) .

New York, NY E.W. Carleton and Company, Publishers, 1968. Hardcover Good: Shows moderate use: considerable rubbing along the outside of both hinges and also to a lesser extent to the outside edge of the front panel; fairly heavy wear to the corner tips, where the underlying boards have been exposed; moderate rubbing and scuffing to the panels; the pages have tanned somewhat, due to aging; former owner's florid inscription and date at the front free endpaper; the binding is square and 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 handsome moderately-used copy, but one that remains structurally sound and tightly bound, showing some wear and several flaws. Remarkably well preserved over its century-and-a-half of existence. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (7.5 x 5.2 x 1 inches). ix, 263 pages. Comic duotone illustrations by J.H. Howard scattered throughout the text. Brown cloth over boards with emboseed designs to both panels and gilt titles at the backstrip. Language: English. Weight: 14 ounces. Hardback: No DJ 'as issued'. Josh Billings was the pen name of 19th-century American humorist Henry Wheeler Shaw (1818 – 1885). He was a famous humor writer and lecturer in the United States, perhaps second only to Mark Twain, during the latter half of the 19th century.

$19.60

Maine: a State of Ruggedness (Cobb's America Guyed Books).

By Irvin S. Cobb.

New York, NY George H. Doran , 1924. Hardcover First Edition; First Printing indicated by the "GDH" colophon under the copyright date on the copyright page. First Edition; First Printing indicated by the "GDH" colophon under the copyright date on the copyright page. 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 .33 inch chip to the head of the backstrip; else flawless; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of creased or dog-eared pages in the text. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing mild shelving wear and a single flaw. Bright and Clean. Close to 'As New'. The DJ shows some chips to the head of the backstrip and nearby at the top of the front panel; a small chip at the bottom of the front panel as well; mild rubbing and faint soiling to the panels; light wear to the corner tips; unclipped; mylar-protected. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (7.6 x 5 x 0.55 inches). vii, 55 pages. Illustrated with delightfully humorous duotone illustrations by John T. McCutcheon. Endpapers Decorated with McCutcheon's humorous cartoons. Decorated Paper over Boards. Language: English. Weight: 7 ounces. Hardback with DJ.

$14.70

Horse Sense and Humor in Kentucky.

By Eslie Asbury.

Lexington, KY Thoroughbred Press, 1981. Hardcover First Edition (1981), unstated. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR on a tipped-in sheet at the front free endpaper to Hershel Weil, Professor of Computer Science at the University of Michigan and early author (1950s) on artificial intelligence. Very Good- in Very Good- DJ: Both book and DJ show indications of moderate use. The Book shows very light shelving wear to the lower extremities; faint smudging to the outside edges of the text block; the binding is a little cocked, but remains perfectly secure; the text is clean. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A moderately used copy, structurally sound and tighly bound, showing mild wear and a couple of flaws. The DJ shows considerabler rubbing to the panels; light wear to extremities; a couple of short tears at the top and bottom of the rear panel and a small chip at the lower corner of the front panel; unclipped; mylar-protected. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (8.8 x 5.6 x 1 inches). xi, 270 pages. Language: English. Weight: 1 pound, 3.7 ounces. First Edition (1981), unstated. Hardback with DJ. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.

$14.70

Good Days and Mad: A Hysterical Tour Behind the Scenes at Mad Magazine.
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Good Days and Mad: A Hysterical Tour Behind the Scenes at Mad Magazine.

By Dick Debartolo.

New York, NY Thunder's Mouth Press, 1994. Hardcover First Edition (1994); First Printing, so stated. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. First Edition (1994); First Printing, so stated. Very Good+ in Near Fine DJ: Book shows indications of careful use: shows the slightest spine lean; minimal shelving wear along the bottom edge of the boards; a former bookseller's rubber-stamped logo at the front free endpaper; several faint soil spots at the top edge of the text block; the author's signature is accompanied by a short rubber-stamped note; the binding remains perfectly secure; the text is clean. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome, nearly-new copy, showing mild wear and a couple very minor flaws; not quite absolutely pristine, but remains close to it. Close to 'As New'. The DJ shows only mild rubbing; the price is intact. Overall, remains clean, sturdy, and quite presentable. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. Squarish 8vo. (9.25 x 8.75 x 0.95 inches). 305 pages. Language: English. Weight: 2 pounds, 3.2 ounces. Hardback with DJ. SIGNED BY AUTHOR.

$17.64

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

The Years with Ross.

By James Thurber.

Harmondsworth, Middlesex, UK Penguin Books, 1963. Paperback First Edition [1963], unstated, in accordance with Penguin's customary practice at the time of publication. First Edition [1963], unstated, in accordance with Penguin's customary practice at the time of publication. Very Good in Wraps: shows indications of careful use: slight spine lean; light wear to the extremities; mild rubbing and some very faint creasing to the wrapper covers; a thin area of foxing along the top of the front panel; the pages have tanned somewhat, due to aging; the binding remains secure; the text is clean. Free of ownership names, dates, addresses. notations, marks, inscriptions, stamps, or labels. Shows some mild wear, but remains clean, sturdy, and quite presentable. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 12mo. (7.1 x 4.3 x 0.65 inches). 256 pages. Weight: 5.6 ounces. Mass Market Paperback.

$14.70

Alarms & Diversions.

By James Thurber .

New York, NY Harper & Row: Perennial Library, 1964. Paperback First Edition Thus [1964], Later Printing [no date provided]. Good+ in Wraps: shows only the most minute indications of use: some creasing to the backstrip; the binding glue is showing signs of begining to crack at a couple of pages mid-text, but does not appear to be in danger of splitting; smudges at the fore-edge; .The binding is square; the text is clean; former owner's name at the upper corner of the front endpaper. Would make a handsome reading copy. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (7.15 x 4.15 x 1 inches). xii, 398 pages. Line art Illustrations. Weight: 10.5 ounces. First Edition Thus [1964], Later Printing [no date provided]. Mass Market Paperback. A sampling of Thurber's world. Dozens of humorous essays and hundreds of drawings from the humorist whose work frequented the New Yorker magazine.

$3.53

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

All Abroad.

By Edmund Swinglehurst.

London, UK Max Parrish, 1958. Hardcover First Edition [1958], unstated. First Edition [1958], unstated, in accordance with Parrish's customary practice. Very Good+ in Very Good DJ: The Book shows indications of very careful use: just a hint of wear to the extremities; a couple of stains along the front inside gutter; the binding leans slightly, but remains perfectly secure; the text is clean. The DJ shows some wear to the upper extremities,with some loss to chipping and with several short, closed tears; mild rubbing; very faint soiling; unclipped; mylar-protected. Structurally sound and tightly bound, showing only minor flaws in a moderately worn, but serviceable DJ. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 108 pages. Illustrated in Black & White by the Author. 52 cruelly observant drawings. Hardback with DJ. A worm's-eye view of foreign travel.

$18.42

Cultural Slang.

By Felicia Lamport.

Boston, MA Houghton Mifflin: Riverside Press , 1966. Hardcover First Edition [1966], First Printing stated. First Edition [1966], First Printing stated. Very Good+ in Very Good DJ: The Book shows indications of very careful use: former owner's name inscribed at the front free endpaper; just a touch of wear to extremities; the binding leans very slightly, but remains perfectly secure; the text is clean. The DJ shows a touch of scant loss due to rubbing and chipping to the head and heel of the backstrip and to the extremities; mild rubbing; faint darkening and toning to the backstrip; the price has been clipped; mylar-protected. No longer 'As New', but remains structurally sound and tightly bound, showing very little wear in a flawed, but intact DJ. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 136pp. Profusely Illustrated with Duotone Drawings by Edward Gorey. Hardback with DJ.

$49.00

L'italia dei peccatori (Italian Text).

By Enzo Biagi.

Milan, Italy Rizzoli Libri, 1991. Hardcover First Edition [1991], so stated. First Edition [1991], so stated. Very Near Fine in Very Near Fine DJ: Both book and DJ show only minute indications of use. The Book shows just a hint of wear to the lower front corner tip; else flawless; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. The DJ shows just a touch of wear to the corner tips and mild rubbing; the white background field of the rear panel shows the faintest soiling; the price has been clipped at the lower rear corner flap; mylar-protected. Overall, very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 221 pages.Hardback with DJ. Enzo Biagi (1920 –2007) was an Italian journalist and writer. Enzo Biagi (Italian pronunciation: ['?ntso 'bjad?i]; 9 August 1920 – 6 November 2007) was an Italian journalist and writer.

$39.20

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

Endangered Pleasures: In Defense of Naps, Bacon, Martinis, Profanity, and Other Indulgences.

By Barbara Holland .

New York, NY HarperCollins: HarperPaperbacks, 1996. Paperback First Edition Thus; First Printing indicated. First Edition Thus [1996]; First Printing indicated. Very Near Fine in Wraps: shows only light tanning to the pages, but especially deep at the insides of the front and rear cover panels; the pale yellow background field has been sunned at the backstrip, blanching it slightly, but the titles thereon remain bold and clearly legible. The binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 12mo. 182pp. Trade Paperback. This book will make you laugh...at yourself and others who try to make life a series of grim responsibilities. Barbara Holland is such an unabashed pleasure-seeker, I had to keep checking the cover to see that it was really written by a woman! The things she embraces are truly guilty pleasures no self-respecting, typically suffering woman of the '90's would admit to. Thank God for her! As a fellow sybarite, I appluad this book's celebration of all that is deliciously decadent. What's great is reading about guilty pleasures you may not have even thought of. The overriding theme of the book is not how great martinis, bacon or naps are in and of themselves, but how anything that you enjoy that way can really lift your spirits...and if it's forbidden, all the better! In this overwrought era of taking everything too seriously, wondering what food will kill us next and what disease we'll catch, this book is like a ray of sunshine. Read this book with a martini, in the tub or just before taking that leisurely mid-day nap! P.S. I would add to the list: gossip, flirting, buying splurges at bookstores, massages (perferably voluntary and spontaneous) dancing when home alone to music everyone else makes fun of, watching "Lifetime", any Judith Krantz novel, candles, body lotion and decolletage. Ms. Holland is one of my favorite authors and this is my favorite of her books. This is one to treasure, to reread when life is looking particularly dreary. In "Endangered Pleasures" Ms. Holland looks at many of the things we've given up on the advice of the government, our doctors and other do-gooders. Bacon (yum), naps, calling out sick, cursing, all the things we're not supposed to do or enjoy because they're bad for our health, the economy, the nation. Read this on the bus, you'll get a seat to yourself because other riders will move away from you because you're laughing outloud.

$14.70

'Soupsongs' / 'Webster's Ark'.
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'Soupsongs' / 'Webster's Ark'.

By Blount Roy Jr.

Boston, MA Houghton Mifflin , 1987. Hardcover First Edition; First Printing indicated. First Edition; First Printing indicated. Very Near Fine in Fine DJ: The Book shows a small, rectangular rubber-stamped mark at the lower free endpaper, with whatever message it carried rubbed out; else flawless; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. The DJ is flawless; price unclipped; mylar-protected. Virtually 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 110pp. A Peter Davison Book. Hardback with DJ. Blount is a wonderful humorist and a man whose rhymes are almost as delightfully awful as Ogden Nash. To make it even better, this book is actually two books bound as one. Dare you to read it without splitting your sides laughing.

$8.23

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

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