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141 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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142 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

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143 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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Thurber Country - A New Collection of Pieces About Males and Females, Mainly of Our Own Species, Thurber, James
144 Thurber Country - A New Collection of Pieces About Males and Females, Mainly of Our Own Species
Thurber, James
New York Simon & Schuster 1953 Stated First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Printing in clean original dust jacket. Clean brown boards with beige cloth spine, dark brown lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean (slight yellowing), with blank endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with line-drawing cartoons by the author. 277 pages. Dust jacket is clean, has shallow chipping at top spine edge, price clip to front inside flap. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 025024

Price: 40.00 USD
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Thurber Country: A New Collection of Pieces About Males and Females, Mainly of Our Own Species, Thurber, James
145 Thurber Country: A New Collection of Pieces About Males and Females, Mainly of Our Own Species
Thurber, James
New York Simon & Schuster 1953 Stated First Printing Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good Jacket James Thurber, Illustrator 
Very clean salmon pink boards with black lettering on cover, clean unworn beige cloth spine, black and brown lettering on spine. No bumping, no wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 276 pgs. Illustrations by the author. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, unfaded, with shallow edge chipping. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Humor. 017229

Price: 50.00 USD
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Thurber& Company, Thurber, James
146 Thurber& Company
Thurber, James
New York Harper & Row 1965 Stated First Edition Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Jacket James Thurber, Illustrator 
"First Edition" stated on copyright page, in original unclipped jacket. Very clean yellow-green cloth boards with gold decoration on cover, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Clean decorated endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with marvelous cartoon drawings by James Thurber. With an Introduction by Helen Thurber. 208 pages with index. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped (6.95 on front inside flap), two short closed tears at top of front panel edge (1" and 3/4"; no chips. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A collection of Thurber drawings and cartoons which are first published here in book form. 021740

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Thurber's Men, Women and Dogs, Thurber, James
147 Thurber's Men, Women and Dogs
Thurber, James
London Hamish Hamilton 1944 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Good No Dust jacket Jacket 
"First Published 1944" on copyright page. Blue cloth boards are clean, with considerable fading to spine and board edges. No bumping or wear, binding is tight & square; no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Small previous owner name at top edge of front free endpaper. 199 pp. Illustrated with drawings by Thurber, with a Preface by Dorothy Parker. 019815

Price: 14.00 USD
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People Have More Fun Than Anybody: A Centennial Celebration of Drawings and Writings By James Thurber, Thurber, James (Edited By Michael J. Rosen)
148 People Have More Fun Than Anybody: A Centennial Celebration of Drawings and Writings By James Thurber
Thurber, James (Edited By Michael J. Rosen)
Orlando, Florida, U.S.A. Harcourt & Brace 1994 0-15-100094-8 / 9780151000944 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket James Thurber, Illustrator 
Stated First Edition. Clean pale green boards with clean unfaded black cloth spine, bright metallic lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean illustrated endpaper; no names, writing or bookplates. 169 pgs. with illustrations by James Thurber. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Clean collectable quality book and dustjacket. 7-1/2" x 9-1/2". Humor. 016426

Price: 20.00 USD
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The Trojan Cow, Tippette, Giles
149 The Trojan Cow
Tippette, Giles
New York Macmillan 1971 Stated First printing Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
"First Printing" stated on copyright page in clean unclipped original jacket. Clean red cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 231 pp. Clean jacket is not price clipped (5.95 on front inside flap), unchipped, with one tiny closed edge tear at base of spine (1/16"). Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A humorous tale set on the frontier in 1904. 019525

Price: 15.00 USD
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Mr. Tutt Finds a Way, Train, Arthur
150 Mr. Tutt Finds a Way
Train, Arthur
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1945 First Edition, First Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing, with "A" on copyright page. Unfaded red cloth boards with blue title box on cover and spine. Hint of very light soiling. Very light surface wear to corners, no bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers have slight browning from manufacturer's glue; no names or bookplates. 241 pgs. Dustjacket is not price clipped, has shallow edge chipping at top and bottom spine edge, small chip at rear spine edge, corner wear, 3" closed tear at front spine fold extending horizontally into spine area. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Fiction. 016386

Price: 25.00 USD
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151 Hopalong-Freud Rides Again: Another Literary Ambush
Wallach, Ira
New York Henry Schuman 1952 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Very clean red cloth boars with black lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. 144 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, has a few very tiny nicks to edges. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Nice clean solid copy with bright dustjacket. By the author of "Hopalong Freud" and "How to Be Deliriously Happy." 8vo. Literature. 010561

Price: 25.00 USD
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Mama Makes Up Her Mind, White, Bailey
152 Mama Makes Up Her Mind
White, Bailey
Reading, Massachusetts, U.S.A. Addison Wesley Publishing Co. 1993 0-201-63295-0 / 9780201632958 First Edition, First Printing Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing. Clean pale blue boards with clean white cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 230 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. In the tradition of such authors as Garrison Keillor and Fannie Flagg, the author tells warm and funny stories about what happens when her Mama decides to train a taxidermist to cook, about teaching school with the help of the Titanic and a one-eared intellectual, about the challenge of gardening in Georgia, where "vegetation does not know its place." 015928

Price: 35.00 USD
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The Sunny Side of the Street, Wilder, Marshall P.
153 The Sunny Side of the Street
Wilder, Marshall P.
New York/London Funk & Wagnalls 1905 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ No Dustjacket Jacket Bart Haley/Charles Graham, Illustrators 
Clean black ribbed cloth boards with clean paste-on illustrations, gilt decoration and lettering on cover, gilt lettering on spine. No fraying, mere hint of surface wear at corners. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Previous owner name and date 1908 neatly penned on front fly leaf. Frontis portrait of author with clean tissue guard. Additional illustrations throughout. 359 pgs. 011753

Price: 14.00 USD
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Fasten Your Lapstraps! - A Guide for all those who wing the world in super-comfort and super-luxury in super-aeroplanes, Willans, Geoffrey
154 Fasten Your Lapstraps! - A Guide for all those who wing the world in super-comfort and super-luxury in super-aeroplanes
Willans, Geoffrey
New York Vanguard Press 1956 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket David Mathias, Illustrator 
First Edition, in original unclipped jacket. Clean blue cloth boards with small illusration of airline pilot on cover, black lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 112 pp. Illustrated with very amusing cartoons by David Mathias. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has chip at corner base of front panel (1/4"up to 1/3" depth, 2" wide). A few short closed edge tears. Humor in flight -- circa 1956 when it was still fun to fly! 020778

Price: 20.00 USD
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Period of Adjustment: High Point Over A Cavern, Williams, Tennessee
155 Period of Adjustment: High Point Over A Cavern
Williams, Tennessee
New York New Directions 1960 First Edition, First Printing Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition. Clean rust brown cloth boards with bright white lettering on spine. No fading or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 120 pgs. Author bibliography opposite title page (first edition, first printing point). Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has several short closed edge tears, very shallow chipping at top spine edge (approx. 1/16"). Dustjacket design by Harold Bruder. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A play set in a bungalow of a large Southern U.S. city on a snowy Christmas Eve which tells of the marital troubles of two couples. Serious aspects to the plot, with plenty of laughs. 5-1/2 x 8-1/4". Play. 016930

Price: 85.00 USD
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156 This is Sylvia
Wilson, Sandy
New York E. P. Dutton 1955 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Near FIne Very Good Jacket Sandy Wilson, Illustrator 
Clean green/brown cloth boards with red oval cat illustration on cover, red lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Red top stained edges. No names, writing or bookplates. 125 pgs. with illustrations by the author. Dustjacket is not price clipped, bright, with a few faint brown spots, no chips, two closed tears to rear panel (1" and 2-1/2"). Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Humor. 010757

Price: 15.00 USD
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The Portable Curmudgeon, Winokur, Jon
157 The Portable Curmudgeon
Winokur, Jon
New American Library 1987 0453005659 / 9780453005654 Later printing Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Later printing in dust jacket. Brown boards with light beige cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. Binding is tight and square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 299 pages. Dust jacket has chip at base of spine, no tears, not price clipped, some light foxing. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. More than 1000 outrageously irreverent quotations, anecdotes, and interviews on a vast array of subjects, from an illustrious list of world-class grouches such as Oscar Wilde, Groucho Marx, Fred Allen, Albert Camus, Jean Kerr, Dorothy Parker, and others. 023907

Price: 8.00 USD
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The Girl in Blue, Wodehouse, P G
158 The Girl in Blue
Wodehouse, P G
New York Simon And Schuster 1971 0671208020 / 9780671208028 Stated First Printing Hardcover Very Good Minus Very Good Jacket 
"First Printing" stated on copyright page, in original jacket. Blue cloth boards with silver decoration on cover, silver lettering and decoration on spine. Faint water stain at base of rear corner. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Jacket is unchipped, no tears, small price clip at upper corner of front inside flap, hint of very light soiling. Photo of author and his dog on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 020876

Price: 25.00 USD
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A Damsel in Distress, Wodehouse, P. G.
159 A Damsel in Distress
Wodehouse, P. G.
New York George H. Doran 1919 Early printing Hardcover Good+ No Dustjacket 
Copyright 1919, with no additional printings listed (not the first printing - lacking GHD symbol on copyright page). Brown cloth boards with red decorative title box on cover and spine. Very light soiling & surface wear, no fraying. Binding is tight, no cracking. Faint partial small ink stamp to front fixed endpaper, small faint number "30995" stamped on front free endpaper. No names, writing or bookplates, no edge markings. 302 pgs. 018335

Price: 30.00 USD
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Brinkley Manor, Wodehouse, P. G.
160 Brinkley Manor
Wodehouse, P. G.
New York Triangle Books 1940 Later printing Hardcover Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Sixth printing (1940) in clean and bright original dust jacket. Very clean red cloth boards with stamped black lettering and illustration on cover, black lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers. No previous owner markings. 321 pages. Clean dust jacket illustrated by James Montgomery Flagg has a few tiny closed edge tears and slightest hint of edge wear. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A novel about Jeeves (the perfect Gentleman's Gentleman) and his heroic role in the stirring doings at Brinkley Manor. 024183

Price: 100.00 USD
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