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1 Allen, Woody GETTING EVEN
New York, NY Random House 1970 0394473485 / 9780394473482 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket  
This is a First Edition hardcover book in a dust jacket (first edition stated) . This is a handsome hardcover book in black cloth covers with the title on the cover in a sheen and on the spine in metallic copper ink. The interio is tight, bright, and very clean. There are no marks or writing. Well cared for. The dust jacket is equally crisp and clean. There is a tiny touch of wear to the tips of the corners. The price has been clipped. The jacket will be protected in an archival, see-through, removable mylar cover. This book includes his pieces from The New Yorker magazine and some pieces written for the book.; 8vo; 153 pages  
Price: 37.00 USD
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2 Appignanesi, Richard FREUD FOR BEGINNERS
New York, NY Pantheon Books 1979 First American Edition Hardcover Illustrated by Oscar Zarate 
This is a First American Edition by Pantheon Books published in 1979 in hardcover with a dust jacket. The books covers would be fine except for a bump to the bottom front corner. Tight, bright, crisp, and very clean. The interior of the book is equally crisp and clean. There are no marks or writing. The dust jacket is equally clean with a ligh touch of wear to the edges. Not clipped. Illustrated in comic style with humor and highlights. Black and white interior. Well cared for. The jacket is now protected from further edge wear in a new archival see-through, removable mylar cover. ; 8vo; 174 pages 
Price: 19.00 USD
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3 Bradley EUGENE
Los Angeles, CA Price/Stern/Sloan 1976 0843103949 / 9780843103946 First Edition Softcover 
This is a softcover book of 48 pages with photographs and tokens of writing by famous persons - a book of humor for the way the character, Eugene, plays out the words. The photos are in black and white - there are one to three for every double page theme along with the words. The book has a white glossy cover. It book has a tight binding, a faint vertical crease mark on the front cover and a faint touch of corner wear. No marks, no writing. A fun book. ; 8vo; 48 pages 
Price: 15.00 USD
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4 Brokering, Herbert "I" OPENER 80 PARABLES
St. Louis, MO Concordia Publishing House 1974 0570064724 / 9780570064725 Softcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket  
Small paperback book of parables about parables. Very clever, amusing, enlightening and warm parables tapping into the human potential. 80 pages, hand written, then printed and with some line drawings for illustrations on each page. ; 8vo  
Price: 14.00 USD
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5 Butler, Ellis Parker THE THIN SANTA CLAUS The Chicken Yard That Was a Christmas Stocking
New York, NY Doubleday, Page & Company 1909 First Edition Hardcover Illustrated by May Wilson Preston 
This is a small First Edition hardcover of 35 pages with two black and white illustrations by May Wilson Preston. The content is in dialect and is a Christmas story with humor. One of the two illustrations has also been used on the cover - pasted down on the book cloth. There is a light touch of wear at the top and bottom of the spine. Clean, except for a spot on the illustration. The interior, including the end papers, is crisp and clean - no marks or writing. Well cared for. There are two pages for 10 books from the publisher, Doubleday, Page, - titled Little Comic Masterpieces. Will come with a wrap around book jacket of archival mylar for a little protection against smudges and rubbing. ; 8vo; 35 pages 
Price: 69.00 USD
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6 Cerf, Bennett THE LIFE OF THE PARTY A New Collection of Anecdotes, Fables, Tidbits, Puns, Yarns and Short Tall Tales
New York, NY Doubleday & Company . Hanover House 1956 First Edition Hardcover 
This is a First Edition (stated) hardcover book in a dust jacket. The book is tight, bright, crisp, clean in a brigh yellow cloth cover with a line drawing illustration on the cover in red and a title and drawing in red on the spine. The end papers are clean and crisp. The pages are equally clean and crisp. No writing or marks. Illustrations throughout by Carl Rose. The top edges are tinted red. The dust jacket price is clipped (top inside flap) there are some short closed tears on the top edge, there is a quarter size water stain on the back panel. Overall good and looking better in a new, archival, see-through, removable mylar cover. ; 8vo; 352 pages 
Price: 19.00 USD
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7 Dunn, Alan THE LAST LATH
New York, NY Architectural Record 1947 First Edition Hardcover Illustrated by Author 
This is a hardcover book in a dust jacket. The book is tight, bright, and very clean, but with some light bottom corner wear. There are no marks or writing. The dust jacket has the top 1/10th of the jacket missing, but the jacket and book are the same color and of the same design and therefore, not glaringly missing. There are, however some other punctures and a tear and wear at the folds over the spine, plus some chipping on the bottom edge. The jacket is protected from further wear by a see-through, removable mylar cover. ; Cartoons; 4to  
Price: 15.00 USD
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8 Gardner, Gerald WHO'S IN CHARGE HERE
Los Angeles, CA Dove Books 1996 078711300x / 9780787113001 First Edition Softcover Near Fine 
This is a First Edition softcover book published in 1996. It is a photography book with comedic captions of the 1996 Campaign trail appearances. Equally featured is Bob Dole and Newt Gingrich. Most of the photographs are of President Clinton. There is only one of Al Gore. This is a short book in height, but oblong. This book has no flaws - crisp, clean, bright. There are no marks or writing. All photographs are in black and white. There is a brightly colored cover in fine condition with an adorable photo of President Clinton and a young Chelsea. The caption hfor this photo is irreverent. The book has this statement on the cover - "The all-new totally irreverent pictorial guide to this year's capital contenders!" Presidential ephemera . ; 8vo 
Price: 14.50 USD
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9 Hoecker, Abbott Heck and Oliver, Clydene Ilda LITTLE MORON
Fort Worth, TX 1943 Softcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket  
Cartoon book in a softcover by Heck and Ilda. Illustrated paper cover. The spine is repaired in matching color paper. There is a tiny spot on the front panel. The interior pages are clean, the binding is tight. There is a cartoon drawing in black and white on the upper part of the page and a moron question and answer below. The adjacent page is blank. Simple humor - an example, do you know what happened to the little moron when he ran through the screen door - he strained himself.; 12mo  
Price: 22.00 USD
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10 Hokinson, Helen E. THE LADIES, GOD BLESS 'EM
New York E. P. Dutton 1950 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket  
This is a hardcover first edition book with it's dust jacket. It is tight and bright and free of any marks or writing. The jacket is clean and has only a small (1cm) closed tear along the bottom edge of the front plate. There is a hint of corner wear. Well cared for. ; 8vo  
Price: 18.00 USD
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11 Kortum, Sarah THE HATLESS MAN An Anthology of Odd & Forgotten Manners
New York, NY Viking 1995 0670864978 / 9780670864973 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket  Illustrated by Ronald Searle 
This is a First Edition hardcover book in a dust jacket. The book is tight, bright, and very clean. There are no marks or writing. The dust jacket is equally crisp and very clean. The price has not been clipped. Gift condition. Illustrated throughout by Searle. ; 4to; 192 pages  
Price: 21.00 USD
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12 Mort, John (editor) UNCLE The Magazine for Those Who Have Given Up
Kansas City Heart's Desire Press 1991 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket  
This is a softcover book/periodical. It is Volume 4, number 3 from Summer, 1991. The book is about poetry, prose, essays, musings, humor, and illustrations, mostly in line drawings. ; No 3; Vol. 4; 8vo  
Price: 14.00 USD
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13 Moss, Howard INSTANT LIVES
NY Saturday Review/E P Dutton 1974 First Edition Fine in Near Fine dust jacket  Illustrated by Edward Gorey 
Fine book without flaws, as new. Unclipped dust jacket in fine condition except for 1/16 " closed tear. Tight bright clean in gift condition.  
Price: 45.00 USD
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14 Nicol, Eric and Whalley, Peter SAY, UNCLE A Completely Uncalled-For History of the U. S.
New York, NY Harper & Bros 1961 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Good+ dust jacket  
This is a hardcover book in a dust jacket. The book is tight, bright, very clean with no marks or writing. The unclipped dust jacket has a closed tear, but is very clean and is protected in a see-through, removable jacket protector. ; 8vo; 96 pages  
Price: 14.00 USD
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15 Pearce, John LOOK MUM I'M FLYING
London Horwitz Publications 1969 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket  
Hardback book in a dust jacket. This is a very good plus book, clean, bright, tight with a hint of corner bumps on the top. There is a tiny rectangle residue of a price sticker on the front end paper. The paper is discoloring slightly and evenly from possibly the grade of paper used. The unclipped dust jacket show edge and corner wear and some rubbing of the color layer of the paper, but looks brighter in a see through protector. Timeless humor about flying and pilots. Australian humor and lingo. ; 8vo  
Price: 16.00 USD
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16 Peters, Harriet with Dave Stirling and Dick Rome ROCKY MOUNTAINANIA Or (A Tenderfoot's Dictionary)
Denver, CO Rome Creations, Distributor 1940 Sixth Edition Softcover Very Good with no dust jacket  Illustrated by Richardson Rome 
Soft cover book with a paper cover. There is a stain at top of the spine and a little wear at the top and bottom of the spine and corners. There is also a former owner gift note on the first page. Otherwise, the book is clean and tightly bound. Example of a fun book with imaginative definitions: Eagle - Usually a hawk. Wonderfully illustrated in woodblock cuts by Richardson Rome, artist-etcher. ; 8vo  
Price: 16.00 USD
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17 Petersen, Gerald A. M. PENGOPIA II ANTHOLOGY
Santa Clara, CA Petersen Engineering Co. 1963 Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
This appears to be a first edition. The is a hardcover book in a dust jacket. The book is tight, bright, very clean throughout, with no marks or writing. The dust jacket is unclipped and is equally clean. There is a touch of rubbing and corner wear with a short closed tear. The book has been well cared for. ; 8vo; 400 pages 
Price: 22.00 USD
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18 Ross, Clifford and Karen Wilkin THE WORLD OF EDWARD GOREY
New York Harry N. Abrams 1996 0810939886 / 9780810939882 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket  
First Edition near fine hardback book in a fine dust jacket. Bright, crisp, clean. An interview with Gorey by Ross and insight into the art by Wilkin. There is a list of the many illustrations used in the book with their measurements, a chronology, and a bibliography.; 8vo  
Price: 35.00 USD
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19 Venables, Reverend Hubert (editor and translator) THE FRANKENSTEIN DIARIES
New York The Viking Press 1980 0670327107 / 9780670327102 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket  
Tight, bright, clean hardcover with a dust jacket. The book has a green leatherette binding with beautiful end papers. The dust jacket is unclipped and in near fine condition with NO tears, chips names, marks or writing.. Gift conditon. Illustrated profusely with black/white copies of old wood engravings and modern, toned drawings. Clever creation of the diaries and papers of Frankenstein. ; 8vo  
Price: 30.00 USD
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20 Williams, Mason FLAVORS
Garden City, NY Doubleday & Co 1970 Softcover Very Good with no dust jacket  
Unusual book by Mason WIlliams with photo by Ed Ruscha. Williams and Ruscha are long time friends who've done some zany things. This book by Williams is zany. Williams was a write on the Smothers-Brothers Show. The book includes his autobiography from the angle of cars in his life. And more. Softcover book with white covers that are quite clean. There is a little curl to the bottom front corner and a very slight wrinkle at the fore-edge. The binding is tight, the interior is near fine. ; 8vo  
Price: 45.00 USD
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