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1 (Bergeron, Victor) SMOKEY STOVER Firefighter of Foo
Racine, WI Whitman Publishing Co. 1937 First Edition Hardcover 
This is a First Edition hardcover book of the first Smokey Stover books - Fire Fighter of Foo. The book boards (covers) are paper covered and the spine is paper simulated to look like cloth (and in charcoal black) . The original price of 5 cents is in the lower left corner. The number 1010 is on the right. Holman started the Smokey cartoon character strips to run on Sundays for the Chicago Trubune in March of 1937. It went to a daily strip in 1938. This book, the first in the series, was published in 1935. Foo is one of the words he created. The cover is illustrated with a drawing in color of Smokey looking behind him and signalling for the others to follow him. The back cover is a dark green-black. The paper is fragile (not acid free) . There is a title page. It appears that there are supposed to be 9 pages at the rear titled "CUT-UPS FOR GROWN-UPS" Holman invites the owner of the book to do crazy little things some based on the characters in the strip. They are printed on both sides of the page. This former owner took him up on it and did cut some. Two pages being complete. , Two are missing one quarter of the page. One page was torn out and the remnants of that page are present. All the 56 pages of the black and white cartoons are present. The pages in the interior are all in near fine condition (except as satted, the cut-outs which are unrealted to the comic strips on the other pages) The end papers are clean with no marks or writing, but the fragile paper split at the interior hinges, both front and back - it was brittle and inflexible. The binding is in excellent condition. The binding is tight and sturdy. The white background of the front cover is very clean. There is a touch of wear at the corners. All in all, this book must not have been read that many times or passed around. It may have only had one owner. ; 8vo 
Price: 85.00 USD
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2 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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3 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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4 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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5 McCutcheon, John T. DOING THE GRAND CANYON
Kansas City, MO Fred Harvey 1922 First Edition Softcover 
This is a small, softcover book published by Fred Harvey in 1922. This is the orginal book. Not a reprint. This book has an art paper cover with a title, author name, and the Fred Harvey name. The book is light commentary about the tourists at the Canyon. There are 08 black and white cartoons - full page. Fred Harvey is the founder of the first restaurant chain - the history goes back to 1875. Harvey worked with the Santa Fe Railway to establish eating places along the railroad routes. He is famous for the food and expanded to promotion of art by and about Native Americans. He is famous because of the uniforms that the waitresses wore. The waitresses became known as the Harvey Girls. John McCutcheon was the political cartoonist for newspapers. He won the Pulitzer Prize for cartoons in 1932. This book is in fine condition. Tight, bright, crisp, clean. There are no marks, no writing, no wear, no soil. Gift condition. ; 8vo 
Price: 18.00 USD
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6 Oliphant, Pat OLIPHANT: INFORMAL GATHERING
New York Simon & Schuster 1978 0671240315 / 9780671240318 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket  
This is a first edition hardcover book in a dust jacket. The book is bright and very clean in a tight binding. There are no marks or writings. The unclipped dust jacket has three closed tears and some edge wear, but looks bright and crisp in a mylar see-through, removable protector. 192 pages with two to three cartoons on each page spread.; 4to  
Price: 16.00 USD
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7 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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8 Wykes, Alan A SEX BY THEMSELVES A Collection of Cartoons about Feminity, 1846 - 1958
London Arthur Barker Limited 1958 First Edition Hardcover 
This is a hardcover book in a dust jacket. The book is in good condition with a slight stain at the bottom of the front cover and some loss of color in spots, plus a little edge wear. The interior pages are quite clean. There are no marks or writing in the book, however the publisher has blacked out some information about the publication date on the copyright page. The dust jacket has top and bottom edge wear. The color and illustrations on the dust jacket are quite bright and crisp. The jacket is unclipped. It w ill be wrapped in a see-through, removable mylar cover. The book is profusely illustrated in black and white cartoon drawings accompanied by some full text explanations and background. ; 8vo  
Price: 23.00 USD
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