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Books:English Literature:Humor From ZH BOOKS


You - Tell - Em the Funny Sayings

By [Compild by] Ott, Lester B.

Baltimore, MD: I. & M. Ottenheimer, Publishers, 1918. Softcover. First edition, n. d. (ca 1918); 4 x 5; pp. 64; pictorial wraps; small cuts to tips of spine with minor loss of paper; faint crease lines to lower corner; staples binding pages showing a bit at front hinge; text clean; overall very good. Subtitled: "The Latest Novelty in Jokes," the book was No. 50 in Ottenheimer's 'Gem Library' of pocket humor publications. At present, some of the jokes would be considered dubious, inappropriate, and even racist. OCLC lists 2 copies with none other in the trade.


Never Try to Teach a Pig to Sing: Still More Urban Folklore from the Paperwork Empire

By Alan Dundes, Carl R. Pagter

Wayne State University Press, 1991. Hardcover. Near Fine. Wayne State University Press, United States, 1991. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine - a small, blue marker mark on top of the pages, visible when the book is closed. Dust Jacket: very good (a couple of tiny creases on the edges). This copy is INSCRIBED and SIGNED by both authors on the front flyleaf: "To Lisa with best wishes, Alan Dundes, Feb 10, 1998" and "Best Wishes! Carl Pagter