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121 In Our Town
Runyon, Damon
New York Creative Age Press 1946 First Edition Cloth Bds Near Fine Very Good Jacket Garth Williams illus 
First Edition in unclipped jacket. 120 pgs. Very clean brown boards with silver lettering and illustration on cover, silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Lettering and illustration are bright, unchipped. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Illustrations by Garth Williams. Dustjacket is clean and bright, not price clipped ($2.00), with one small chip out of upper left corner, several very tiny edge chips. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 001345

Price: 25.00 USD
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Runyon A La Carte, Runyon, Damon
122 Runyon A La Carte
Runyon, Damon
London Constable 1946 Stated First Edition (UK) Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean blue cloth boards with silver lettering on spine (unchipped). No fraying, very little wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages are clean and bright. No names, writing or bookplates. 208 pgs. DUSTJACKET is not price clipped, has very faint water spot on front panel, tiny bit of corner wear, no chipping or tearing. Slight browning to spine. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 12 Mo. Fiction. 009241

Price: 50.00 USD
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The Pleasure was All Mine - The Journal of an Undisappointed Man, Schwed, Fred, Jr.
123 The Pleasure was All Mine - The Journal of an Undisappointed Man
Schwed, Fred, Jr.
New York Simon & Schuster 1951 Stated First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket Walt Kelly, Illustrator 
Stated First Printing in original unclipped dust jacket. Rust tweed cloth boards with gold lettering on cover and spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with black top-stained upper page edges, clean blank endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated with 80 hilarious drawings by Walt Kelly. 260 pages. Dust jacket is not price clipped (2.95 on front inside flap), has a few tiny edge chips, hint of very light soiling. Author photo and humorous comments on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 024717

Price: 40.00 USD
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If We Only Had Money, Shippey, Lee
124 If We Only Had Money
Shippey, Lee
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1939 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition, with 1939 on copyright page and title page. Clean unfaded red cloth boards with black decoration on cover, black lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 277 pgs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, with slight edge wear and a few very short closed edge tears. Collectible quality - scarce book. A struggling young writer who is trying to support his wife and two children on the uncertain rewards of pounding out short stories gets a lucky break when he is hired at a dizzying salary and transplated into the giddy Hollywood whirl. 018467

Price: 70.00 USD
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125 The Zebra Derby
Shulman, Max
Garden City Doubleday & Co. 1946 Later Printing Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Clean gray cloth boards with illustration of man riding zebra (seated backwards). Light surface wear to corners, no fraying. Binding is tight, no cracking. Pages are clean (lightly tanned). Clean endpapers with no names, writing or bookplates. 191 pgs. Clean dustjacket has chipping along top edges, a few short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A humorous account of the post-war world. 8vo. Humor. 014976

Price: 10.00 USD
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Farming It, Shute, Henry A.
126 Farming It
Shute, Henry A.
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1909 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket Reginald B. Birch, Illustrator 
Decorated American trade binding - yellow/brown cloth boards with black, white and brown illustration of bespectacled farmer in a city suit trying to rope a calf. Gold lettering & decoration on cover, gold lettering and small rooster decoration on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Sixteen illustrations by Reginald B. Birch. 248 pages. Humorous story of the adventures of a city man who decides to take up farming. 022246

Price: 40.00 USD
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The Ape in Me, Skinner, Cornelia Otis
127 The Ape in Me
Skinner, Cornelia Otis
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1959 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket Alajalov, Illustrator 
Very clean yellow cloth boards with illustration on cover, pink lettering on cover, pink and brown lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Small previous owner name (last name only) at top edge of front free endpaper. 172 pgs. Illustrated with drawings by Alajalov. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, unfaded, with a few short closed edge tears, vertical crease to spine. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Humor. 013500

Price: 20.00 USD
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Lost in the Horse Latitudes, Smith, H. Allen
128 Lost in the Horse Latitudes
Smith, H. Allen
Garden City Doubleday Doran 1944 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket Leo Hershfield, Illustrator 
Stated First Edition. Clean beige/gray cloth boards with small decoration on cover, black lettering and decoration on spine. No bumping no fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers, no names, writing or marks. Dustjacket is not price clipped, has very slight fading to orange background on spine, several short closed edge tears; front panel and spine very clean, slight soiling to rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. H. Allen Smith's hilarious book on Hollywood. 12mo. Humor. 016402

Price: 40.00 USD
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People Named Smith, Smith, H. Allen
129 People Named Smith
Smith, H. Allen
Garden City, NY Doubleday 1950 Stated First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket Leo Hershfield, Illustrator 
Stated First Edition in clean original dust jacket. Clean black cloth boards with bright silver lettering and small decoration on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean decorative endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated by Leo Hershfield. 255 pages. Dust jacket is clean with slight age-toning, price clip at upper corner of front inside flap. Author's photo and short bio on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Smith on Smiths is at his rowdiest since "Low Man on a Totem Pole" as he tracks down people named Smith all over the world -- from Smiths renowned for art and statesmanship to Smiths noted for highway robbery and other nefarious crimes. 024718

Price: 30.00 USD
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Rhubarb, Smith, H. Allen
130 Rhubarb
Smith, H. Allen
Garden City Doubleday & Co. 1946 Stated First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ Good+ Jacket Leo Hershfield, Illustrator 
"First Edition" stated on copyright page, in original unclipped jacket. Clean green cloth boards with red and white lettering and illustration on cover and spine. Light bumping, no fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Small previous owner label on front paste-down (size of return address label). 301 pp. Drawings by Leo Hershfield. Dustjacket is not price clipped ( 2.00 on front inside flap), has a few shallow edge chips, a few small surface nicks to back panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 019129

Price: 25.00 USD
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To Hell In A Handbasket, Smith, H. Allen
131 To Hell In A Handbasket
Smith, H. Allen
Garden City, NY Doubleday 1962 Stated First Edition Hardcover Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Edition in clean unclipped original dust jacket. Very clean turquoise boards with black cloth spine, blue title box and decoration on spine, gold lettering. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 341 pages with index. Clean bright dust jacket designed by SIdney Butchkes is not price clipped, unchipped, with a few very short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. One of the great American humorists takes us through his youth and young manhood, beginning in Little Egypt, Illinois and rocketing through newspaper offices in Indiana, Kentucky, Florida, Oklahoma, Colorado, and New York. 025011

Price: 25.00 USD
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The Pheasant-lined Vest of Charlie Freeman, Spooner, John D.
132 The Pheasant-lined Vest of Charlie Freeman
Spooner, John D.
Boston/Toronto Little Brown 1967 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Very clean red cloth boards with bright silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. Clean yellow endpapers. 310 pgs. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Fiction. 010197

Price: 35.00 USD
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c/o Postmaster, St. George, Corporal Thomas R.
133 c/o Postmaster
St. George, Corporal Thomas R.
New York Thomas Y. Crowell 1943 Hard Cover Good+ Good+ Jacket 
Clean glossy illustrated boards. Some wear to front spine edge. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated with cartoons by the author, the book is filled with humorous tales about life in the Australian military. 194 pgs. Clean dustjacket has chipping to spine area, short closed tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 12mo. Military Humor. 016628

Price: 10.00 USD
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The Crazy Fool, Stewart, Donald Ogden
134 The Crazy Fool
Stewart, Donald Ogden
New York Albert & Charles Boni 1925 Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Jacket 
Published, June 15, 1925 - First and Second Printings Before Publication - in original unclipped vintage dust jacket. Very clean gray buckram cloth boards with green stamped lettering on cover and spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Decorations by Herb Roth. 246 pages + publisher's advertising at rear of book. Dust jacket is not price clipped (2.00 on front inside flap), clean, with nice photograph of author on rear panel, some chipping at top and bottom spine edges and along top front and rear panel edges. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. This is a story about a crazy fool named Charlie hatch, who inherited an insane asylum from his uncle. Napoleonwas in the insane asylum, and Edison, and a lady who part of the time was Venus, and part of the time, Miss B. C. Tompkins, of Hartford. All of you will recognize some of your acquaintances among the inmates; perhaps your next door neighbor, or your landlord, or maybe your husband or wife. Some of you may even recognize yourselves. There is also a love story and a romance! 025483

Price: 100.00 USD
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Mr. Hobbs' Vacation, Streeter, Edward
135 Mr. Hobbs' Vacation
Streeter, Edward
New York Harper & Brothers 1954 Later printing Hardcover Very Good good Jacket Dorothea Warren Fox, Illustrator 
Blue boards with black cloth spine, red lettering and blue decoration on spine. Very light soiling. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean illustrated endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 248 pgs. Illustrated with drawings by Dorothea Warren Fox. Dustjacket is price clipped (tiny edge of price mark showing), has edge chipping, long closed tear on rear panel with associated wrinkling to top back panel edge. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 018621

Price: 15.00 USD
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136 Letters of a Self-Made Failure
Switzer, Maurice
Boston Small, Maynard & Co. 1914 First Edition Hard Cover Near FIne No Dustjacket Jacket Frank Godwin, Illustrator 
Very clean reddish brown cloth boards with cream lettering on cover and spine (bright and unchipped). Binding is tight & square, no cracking. No wear to boards. Pages and edges are clean and bright. No names or bookplates. Slight offset to endpapers (shadow marking from enclosure). Very nicely illustrated with pen & ink drawings by Frank Godwin. 180 pgs. 8vo. Humor. 006881

Price: 15.00 USD
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137 The English Humourists of the Eighteenth Century
Thackeray, W. M.
London The Grey Walls Press 1949 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Clean yellow cloth boards with red title box, gold lettering on spine. Very slight discoloration at top of spine (1/2" area where DJ is chipped). No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Slight offset (shadow) on endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. 208 pgs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has small chip (1/2") at top of spine, other very small edge chips. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Humor. 007909

Price: 25.00 USD
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138 Tall Stories - The Rise and Triumph of the Great American Whopper
Thomas, Lowell
New York Harvest House 1945 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket Herb Roth, Illustrator 
First Edition in clean original unclipped jacket. Clean dark blue cloth boards with yellow lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 186 pp. Illustrations by Herb Roth. Clean jacket is not price clipped (2.00 on front inside flap), unchipped, with slight wear to corners, two short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 019314

Price: 25.00 USD
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139 Credos and Curios
Thurber, James
New York/Evanston Harper & Brothers 1962 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean red boards with red cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or bookplates. Frontis photograph of author. 180 pgs. Dustjacket is clean and bright (a few very tiny spots), slight wear to corners and top and bottom of spine. Price is clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Humor. 008341

Price: 25.00 USD
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140 Further Fables for Our Time
Thurber, James
New York Simon & Schuster 1956 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean dark blue boards with gold animal illustrations on cover, green cloth spine. Very little wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Very small P/O label at inside edge of front free endpaper. Clean bright dustjacket has not been price-clipped, is unchipped, with two very small tears (under 1/2") at corner edge folds. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. First Edition. 005309

Price: 20.00 USD
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