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101 Favorite Jokes of Famous People - With an Introduction to Each Celebrity
Nicholson, Frank Ernest
New York E. P. Dutton 1928 Stated First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
"First Edition" stated on copyright page in clean original dustjacket. Clean unfaded black cloth boards with clean bright unchipped paper title labels on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Small neatly penned previous owner inscription (1928) on front free endpaper. Flaws: Page 86 has 6" closed tear; page 124 has 2" closed tear; Illustrated by the author with delightful caricatures of famous people with their favorite humorous stories and jokes. Clean dustjacket tiny chips at spine corners, a few very short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Scarce, particularly so in a dust jacket. Includes humor of Charles A. Lindbergh, Zane Grey, Herbert Hoover, Kermit Roosevelt, Jack Dempsey, Charlie Chaplin, P. G. Wodehouse, and many others. 020244

Price: 65.00 USD
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Patients and Ponies, Nierman, M. Murray
102 Patients and Ponies
Nierman, M. Murray
New York Random House 1960 Stated First Edition Hardcover Near Fine very good Jacket 
Very clean rust brown cloth boards with small silver illustration on cover, bright silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 173 pgs. Dustjacket is not price clipped, has very shallow edge chipping at top spine edge, hint of soiling to spine, a few closed edge tears. Author's photo on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Humorous tale of a doctor who becomes one-third owner of a Kentucky yearling and his ensuing life among the horse racing set. 018296

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The Sun Cure, Noes, Alfred
103 The Sun Cure
Noes, Alfred
New York A. L. Burt 1929 Reprint Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean unfaded black cloth boards with red title box on cover, red lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Previous owner name in pencil (erasable) on front free endpaper. 239 pgs. Attractive bright dustjacket has tiny chips at spine corners and edges. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Poet Alfred Noyes has written a deliciously light-hearted story, a blending adventure, sly satire, comedy and beauty. How Basil, an ever-so-proper young ecclesiastic, lost his clothes and battled his way back to them through a terrifying series of mental hazards, is the fable of the book. How he also lost the swaddling clothes that encased his soul, and didn't regain them, is its theme--a theme on which Alfred Noyes plays with altogether charming philosophical and farcical variations. 017919

Price: 25.00 USD
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Will Rogers Ambassador of Good Will Prince of Wit and Wisdom, O'Brien, P. J.
104 Will Rogers Ambassador of Good Will Prince of Wit and Wisdom
O'Brien, P. J.
John C. Winston 1935 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Good Jacket 
288 pgs. VG+ in Good DJ Very clean, tight book with unclipped dustjacket which is bright and clean but has moderate chipping to top edge. Protected in new archival quality mylar cover. 23 full pages of b & w photographs. 8vo. First Edition. 001869

Price: 10.00 USD
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Age and Guile Beat Youth, Innocence, and a Bad Haircut: Twenty-Five Years of P.J. O'Rourke, O'Rourke, P. J.
105 Age and Guile Beat Youth, Innocence, and a Bad Haircut: Twenty-Five Years of P.J. O'Rourke
O'Rourke, P. J.
New York Atlantic Monthly Press 1995 0871136090 / 9780871136091 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing in clean bright unchipped dust jacket. As new condition. Very clean cream boards with red lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright with clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 341 pages. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. North America's most provocative (and conservative) satirist at his best. 025047

Price: 12.00 USD
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J. Archibald McKackney (Collector of Whiskers), Paine, Ralph D.
106 J. Archibald McKackney (Collector of Whiskers)
Paine, Ralph D.
New York The Outing Publishing Company 1907 First Edition Hardcover Very Good No Dust jacket Jacket 
First Edition, clean decorated paper covered boards with red and black lettering. Small spots of wear to corners. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Previous owner Christmas inscription dated 1910 neatly penned on front free endpaper. Illustrations by Wallace Morgan, including frontis illustration with clean tissue guard. 180 pages. Humorous tale about men and their beards. 022170

Price: 20.00 USD
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Mrs. Parkinson's Law, Parkinson, C. Northcote
107 Mrs. Parkinson's Law
Parkinson, C. Northcote
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1968 Stated First printing Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
"First Printing" stated on copyright page in clean unclipped jacket. Clean gray cloth boards with small cartoon illustration on cover, black and white lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean red endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 208 pp. illustrated with cartoon drawings by Robert Osborn. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped (4.95 on front inside flap), unchipped, two tiny closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Humorous wit and wisdom on running a household in America. 020550

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108 The Thinking Dog's Man - With a letter from John Steinbeck explaining why he could not write an introduction for this book
Patrick, Ted
New York Random House 1964 Stated First edition Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket Roy McKie, Illustrator 
"First Printing" stated on copyright page. Clean blue-green boards with blind stamped illustration of a dog with his paws on a man's shoulders, clean unfaded maroon cloth spine. No bumping or wear. A hint of fading to boards. Binding is tight, pages and edges are clean, with clean yellow top-stained page edges. Endpapers have very slight foxing; no names, writing or marks. Illustrations by Roy McKie. 150 pgs. Dustjacket is price clipped at upper corner of front inside flap, small pea-sized dhip at upper spine corner, several short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A book about the mystique of the relationship between man and his dog. 018576

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A Husband for Mama, Paul, Louis
109 A Husband for Mama
Paul, Louis
New York Crown Publishers 1950 First Edition Hardcover Good good Jacket 
First Edition, in original unclipped jacket. Reddish brown cloth boards with black lettering on spine. Light corner wear and light soiling. Binding is tight, no cracking; pages and edges are clean. Tasteful previous owner's bookplate on front fixed endpaper. Previous owner's extensive notes on rear free and fixed endpaper, glue residue and small newspaper clipping. 275 pgs. Illustrated jacket is not price clipped, unchipped, with very narrow reinforcement (white) at top and bottom edges, long closed tear at front spine fold, vertical crease to spine. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A scarce book by Louis Paul, who was internationally known for his stories and novels and was awarded the O. Henry Memorial Award. Enchanting and humorous saga of a family trying to re-marry mama after papa died -- romance is in the air. 018393

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You and Your Lousy Apple! - Vignettes From the Marriage Counselor's Office, Peeps, Dr. Robierre
110 You and Your Lousy Apple! - Vignettes From the Marriage Counselor's Office
Peeps, Dr. Robierre
New York Exposition Press 1965 Stated First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ Good+ Jacket 
First Edition in original dustjacket. Clean unfaded brown cloth boards with black lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Hint of faintest soiling to endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 94 pgs. Dustjacket is not price clipped, has some edge chipping, very light soiling. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A humorous collection of a Marriage Counselor's experiences. 018294

Price: 20.00 USD
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Drag: A Comedy, Pelley, William Dudley
111 Drag: A Comedy
Pelley, William Dudley
Boston Little Brown 1925 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ No Dustjacket Jacket 
First Edition ("Published February 1925" on copyright page, 1925 on title page). Unfaded black pebbled boards with light green stamped lettering (unchipped) on cover and spine. No bumping or fraying. Mere hint of soiling (small faint water spot to rear board near spine edge, size of dime). Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and brigh, with clean green topstained page edges. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 359 pgs. Approx. 8" x 5". Fiction. 016938

Price: 20.00 USD
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112 The Road to Miltown or Under the Spreading Atrophy
Perelman, S. J.
New York Simon & Schuster 1957 First Edition, Second Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean red boards with white cloth spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square. Pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or bookplates. 273 pgs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has very small closed tear (1/4") at rear bottom spine fold. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Humor. 007477

Price: 20.00 USD
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The Best of S. J. Perelman, Perelman, S.J.
113 The Best of S. J. Perelman
Perelman, S.J.
New York Modern Library 1947 Early printing Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Modern Library no. 247 in original unclipped dust jacket. Toledano binding no. 8. Clean gray cloth boards with green title box, gold lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with green top-stained upper page edges. Kent style endpapers; no names, writing or underlining; tasteful previous owner bookplate laid in. With a Critical Introduction by Sidney Namlerep. 300 pages. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped (1.25 on front inside flap), tiny shallow chips at top edge of spine, one tiny closed edge tear. 341 titles listed on inverse of dust jacket. DJ design by E. McKnight Kauffer. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 023641

Price: 15.00 USD
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Angels on Toast, Powell, Dawn
114 Angels on Toast
Powell, Dawn
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1940 First edition Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Scarce book, First Edition, with "A" on copyright page, in very presentable original dustjacket. Clean beige cloth boards with purple lettering and small illustration on cover, purple lettering on spine. Hint of soiling to very bottom of spine edge (1/8"), no bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with browning to gutters of endpapers only, small brown tape mark on front and rear fixed endpaper, no previous owner names or bookplates. 273 pgs. Dustjacket is bright, unfaded, not price clipped (2.50 on front inside flap), two tiny corner chips, 1/4" browning along top and bottom jacket edges from old style mylar cover. Author's photo on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Very scarce novel by an outstanding American writer, this her humorous and well-written novel about an American businessman--at his best and his worst, at work and at play. The New York Times called Dawn Powell "wittier than Dorothy Parker, able to dissect the rich better than F. Scott Fitzgerald, more plaintive than Willa Cather..." 017824

Price: 1250.00 USD
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Virgin with Butterflies, Power, Tom
115 Virgin with Butterflies
Power, Tom
Indianapolis/New York Bobbs Merrill 1945 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Edition. Clean unfaded black cloth boards with bright silver lettering on cover and spine. No bumping, no fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 188 pgs. Clean dustjacket has small corner price clip to front inside flap, hint of fading to spine, very shallow chipping at top spine edge, short closed edge tear at top spine edge. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A smooth glamourous blonde was raised on the wrong side of the tracks, and she's proud of it! She's as honest as they make them and sort of naive, but still doesn't need any pointers on how to get a man or get rid of a wolf. 8vo. Fiction. 015836

Price: 40.00 USD
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116 Miss Dilly Says No
Pratt, Theodore
New York Duell, Sloan & Pearce 1945 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Good Good Jacket Signed
Stated First Edition. Light gray cloth boards with red lettering on spine. No fraying. Slight darkening to top and bottom spine edge. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Browning to endpapers. Signed by Elia M. Pratt on front free endpaper. 214 pgs. Dustjacket is not price clipped, but has been trimmed; approx 1/3" short at top or bottom edges; browning from tape marks to inside flap edges; small corner chip and short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Book and jacket in good condition only, but rather scarce and signed by a Pratt. In this book the author returns to the happy vein of his delightful "Mr. Winkle Goes to War," whose wise humor and gentle satire charmed so many in books and movie. Jacket is designed by Lisbeth Lofgren. 8vo. Fiction. 015895

Price: 20.00 USD
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Ether and Me or "Just Relax", Rogers, Will
117 Ether and Me or "Just Relax"
Rogers, Will
New York G. P. Putnam 1929 Later printing Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Seventh printing of the first edition in original unclipped dust jacket. Clean illustrated boards (illustrated by Herbert Johnson). Chipping at top spine edge, slight wear to corners. Binding is tight, hinges are sound - no cracking. Very small previous owner name at top edge of front free endpaper. Text illustrations by Grim Natwick. 77 Pages. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped (1.00 on front inside flap), has some edge chipping and closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A humorous take on surgical operations and hospital stays from one who experienced it - famous humorist Will Rogers. 025552

Price: 15.00 USD
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More Muddled Meanderings in an Outhouse, Ross, Bob
118 More Muddled Meanderings in an Outhouse
Ross, Bob
Bozeman, Montana Meanderings, Inc. 1981 Second printing Paperback Fine Signed
Second printing (stated), SIGNED by the author. As new condition. Very clean paperback, approx. size: 5-1/2" x 7-1/2". No fading or wear. Inscribed and signed by author on title page: "For pondering the past - Bob Ross." Illustrated with photographs. Color cover design by Stan Lynde. 89 pages. 023928

Price: 12.00 USD
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Muddled Meanderings in an Outhouse, Ross, Bob
119 Muddled Meanderings in an Outhouse
Ross, Bob
Bozeman, Montana Meanderings, Inc. 1980 Fifteenth Printing Paperback Fine Signed
Fifteenth printing in as new condition, SIGNED by author. Very clean paperback. Approx. size: 5-1/2" x 7-1/2". No fading, creasing or wear. Inscribed and signed by author on title page: "For old times sake - Bob Ross." Illustrated with photographs. Color cover illustration by Stan Lynde. 61 pages. 023930

Price: 10.00 USD
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Muddled Meanderings of Yesteryear, Ross, Bob
120 Muddled Meanderings of Yesteryear
Ross, Bob
Bozeman, Montana Meanderings, Inc. 1981 Stated First Printing Paperback Fine Signed
Stated First Printing, inscribed and SIGNED by author Bob Ross. Very clean paperback with no wear, as new condition. Inscribed and signed on title page by author: "For a bit of rememberance - Bob Ross.' Size approx. 5-1/2" x 8-1/2". Illustrated with photographs. Drawings by author. Color cover design by Stan Lynde. 88 pages. 023927

Price: 15.00 USD
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