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21 The Way of Ecben: A Comedietta Involving an Gentleman
Cabell, James Branch
New York Robert M. McBride & Co. 1929 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Near FIne No Dustjacket Jacket Frank C. Pape, Illustrator 
Very clean black and gold marbled boards with black cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Black topstained page edges. Pages are clean and bright, no names, writing or bookplates. 209 pgs. 8vo. Fiction. 008445

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22 Laughter Incorporated
Cerf, Bennett
Garden City Garden City Books 1955 Eighth Printing Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket Paul Galdone, Illustrator 
Very clean unfaded charcoal gray boards with red illustration on cover, red lettering on spine. No bumping, no wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 191 pgs. with illustrations by Paul Galdone. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, price clip to top inside corner of front dustjacket flap. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Humor. 016021

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The Laugh's On Me, Cerf, Bennett
23 The Laugh's On Me
Cerf, Bennett
Garden City, NY Doubleday 1959 Stated First Edition Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Jacket 
Stated First Edition in clean unclipped original dust jacket. Bright yellow cloth boards with black lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean decorated endpapers (previous owner name neatly penned at top edge of front free endpaper). Illustrations by Doug Anderson. 480 pages. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped (3.95 on front inside flap), Tiny chips and slight wear to dust jacket paper at spine ends, corners; very faint water stain top rear panel edge. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 2,000 stories, anecdotes, and amiable observations, conveniently arranged for retelling in 100 categories. 024582

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Laughing Stock - Over Six-hundred Jokes and Anecdotes of Uncertain Vintage, Cerf, Bennett (Editor)
24 Laughing Stock - Over Six-hundred Jokes and Anecdotes of Uncertain Vintage
Cerf, Bennett (Editor)
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1945 Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket Carl Rose, Illustrator 
Clean solid book in clean original dust jacket. Gray cloth boards with red decoration on cover, red lettering and decoration on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges area clean and bright, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated by Carl Rose. 244 pages with index. Clean jacket is price clipped at upper corner of front inside flap, has shallow chipping at top spine edge, a few short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Over 600 jokes and anecdotes, indexed for easy reference. 023892

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For Poachers Only - And the Giles Stories, Chance, Jack
25 For Poachers Only - And the Giles Stories
Chance, Jack
London Adam & Charles Black 1956 second printing Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Jacket Bernard Venables; Alex Jardin 
Clean green cloth boards with silver 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. 71 pp. with ten drawings by Bernard Venables and Alex Jardine. Dustjacket is not price clipped, has a few tiny closed edge tears, very slight wear at top spine edge, hint of soiling to rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A humorous collection of stories which describe certain fishing incidents and which originally appeared in "The Field" and the "Journal of the Fly-Fisher's Club." 020784

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Cracks in the Cloister, Choleric, Brother
26 Cracks in the Cloister
Choleric, Brother
New York Sheed and Ward 1954 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Very clean beige cloth boards with red lettering on spine. Very small tear to cloth at upper rear spine corner (under 1/4"). No other wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Amusing illustrations throughout. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, with several tiny closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Brother Choleric's satire as he surveys his world with light-hearted detachment. 8vo. Religion. 013601

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Indiana - Intellectually She Rolls Her Own, Cobb, Irvin S.
27 Indiana - Intellectually She Rolls Her Own
Cobb, Irvin S.
New York George H. Doran 1924 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Near Fine Good Jacket 
First Edition in original dust jacket. From "Cobb's American Guyed Book Series." Very clean and bright illustrated paper covered boards. No fading or wear. Binding is tight, no cracking; pages and edges are clean. Clean illustrated endpapers - no names, writing or bookplates. Illustrations by John T. McCutcheon. 52 pages + two pages of publisher's advertising for additional "Guyed Books". Illustrated dust jacket is clean, has 1/3 of spine missing, the rest is in great shape and now in archival quality removable mylar cover. Scarce book - a great send-up of guide books in general and with amusing takes on Indiana. 025451

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Speaking of Operations, Cobb, Irvin S.
28 Speaking of Operations
Cobb, Irvin S.
New York George H. Doran 1915 Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket Tony Sarg, Illustrator 
Beautiful copy of this decorated binding in original dust jacket. Clean brown paper covered boards with black lettering, black, white and gray illustration on cover in perfect condition. Black lettering and very small decoration on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking; pages are clean. Clean illustrated endpapers (very slight browning, and a name in erasable pencil on front free endpaper). Illustrations by Tony Sarg. 64 pages. Dust jacket has very shallow chipping at top and bottom spine ends, a little wear to corners and a some tiny closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Early printing (no GHD symbol; no additional printings listed). An exceptional copy. 025018

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Keyhole - Inn-Sights: An Uninhibited Peek Into the Hotel World, Coffman, C. DeWitt and John Keasler
29 Keyhole - Inn-Sights: An Uninhibited Peek Into the Hotel World
Coffman, C. DeWitt and John Keasler
Englewood Cliffs Prentice Hall 1972 0-13-514836-7 / 9780135148365 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket Don Wright, Illustrator 
First Edition. Clean red cloth boards with metallic lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight, no cracking, very slightly cocked. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 207 pgs. with cartoons by Don Wright. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, has short closed edge tear at top front flap fold edge, slight fading to spine, not price clipped (later price mark entered in red ink next to publisher's). Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Hilarious insights gathered together in this uninhibited look at the hotel business written by a top industry spokesman and popular syndicated columnist. As the author puts it: "The inn is a home for strangers and strangers can get fairly strange." 8vo. Hotels. 016643

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30 The Natural History of the Rich: A Field Guide
Conniff, Richard
New York/London W. W. Norton 2002 0-393-01965-9 / 9780393019650 First Edition, First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
Very clean beige boards with rust red spine, silver lettering on spine. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. 344 pgs. with index. Illustrated with photographs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Are the rich really different from you and me? According to this book, they are indeed, and this is addressed with some humor. 8 vo.. Society. 011106

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Truth is Stranger Than Fishin', Cook, Beatrice
31 Truth is Stranger Than Fishin'
Cook, Beatrice
New York William Morrow 1955 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Jacket Carl Malouf, Illustrator 
First Edition in original dust jacket. Clean and bright yellow cloth boards with small comical illustration on cover, black lettering and illustration on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers (hint of very slight browning to endpapers only). No names, writing or marks. Illustrations and jacket by Carl Malouf. 303 pages. Dust jacket has very slight edge wear and edge fading; nice photo of author on rear panel, small price clip to upper corner of front inside flap. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 024433

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My Life as A Small Boy, Cox, Wally
32 My Life as A Small Boy
Cox, Wally
New York Simon & Schuster 1961 Stated First Printing Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket Illustrated By Author 
Clean yellow cloth boards with illustration on cover, black lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean blue endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 128 pgs. Illustrated with charming line drawings by Wally Cox himself. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, with several closed edge tears. Author's photo on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Biography. 015755

Price: 50.00 USD
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The Canter Camp Tales (An Allegory on War), Crow, Dox and John
33 The Canter Camp Tales (An Allegory on War)
Crow, Dox and John
New York Pageant Press 1958 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean gray cloth boards with brown lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 144 pgs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, with hint of edge wear and one small closed edge tear at top of rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A mule's eye view of army life with no holds barred. 8vo. Military. 013690

Price: 30.00 USD
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Life with Mother, Day, Clarence
34 Life with Mother
Day, Clarence
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1937 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good Jacket 
Clean beige cloth boards with brown lettering on cover and spine. No fraying or wear, one corner tip has tiny bump. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, no names, writing or bookplates. Top page edges top-stained brown. 250 pgs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has small corner chips at top and bottom of spine, slight edge wear, very small closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Fiction. 011787

Price: 20.00 USD
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Small World, Deschere, Carol
35 Small World
Deschere, Carol
New York Simon & Schuster 1951 Stated First Printing Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket Signed
First Printing (stated), SIGNED by author, in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean light green boards with green cloth spine, gold lettering on spine, gold author initials on cover. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Inscribed and signed on front free endpaper by author: "For Anne, I hope you enjoy this period piece! - Carol Deschere (Berendt). 269 pages. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, one very small closed tear at top spine edge; enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Humorous account of the truth about being a "housewife." 023828

Price: 50.00 USD
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Into Your Tent I'll Creep, DeVries, Peter
36 Into Your Tent I'll Creep
DeVries, Peter
Boston Little Brown 1971 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
Stated First Edition. Very clean green boards with clean turquoise spine, gold lettering and small illustration on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean blue endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 244 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A hilarious view on romantic relationships. 8vo. Fiction. 016708

Price: 40.00 USD
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How Lost Was My Weekend - A Greenhorn in Guatemala, Dodge, David
37 How Lost Was My Weekend - A Greenhorn in Guatemala
Dodge, David
New York Random House 1951 Fourth Printing Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket Irv Koons, Illustrator 
Fourth printing in clean unclipped dust jacket. As new book - brown boards with green decoration on cover, green letttering on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Illustrations by Irv Koons. 248 pages. Dust jacket is unchipped, not price clipped (2.75 on front inside flap), clean front panel and spine with a little foxing to rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. David Dodge, a writer of mystery thrillers, here lets us follow him to Guatemala, Antigua and the Honduras for a time more thrilling than anything in fiction. His Central American scene is accompanied by peals of laughter that you'll be certain to echo as you read. Irv Koon's bright sketches brilliantly complement the text. 023536

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The Poor Man's Guide to Europe, Dodge, David
38 The Poor Man's Guide to Europe
Dodge, David
New York Random House 1953 Stated First Printing Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket Irv Koons, Illustrator 
Stated First Printing in clean original unclipped dust jacket. Very clean decorated boards with black cloth spine, yellow and white lettering on spine. No fading, fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with blank endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Illustrations by Irv Koons. 308 pages. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped (2.95 on front inside flap), has a few very short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A masterpiece of miserly know-how that's fun to read before you go, while you're going, when you get there, after you come back...AND EVEN IF YOU NEVER GO AT ALL! By the author of "To Catch A Thief" and "How Lost Was My Week-end." 025149

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Come Quick! Rodger's Had a Fit!, Dolan, George
39 Come Quick! Rodger's Had a Fit!
Dolan, George
Fort Worth, TX Branch-Smith 1970 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket Harold Maples, Illustrator 
Very clean gray cloth boards with black title box, red lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Previous owner name on front fixed endpaper. 204 pgs. Cartoon illustrations by Harold Maples. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has hint of spine fade, slight wear at top of spine, no chips. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Humor. 012144

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The Husband Who Ran Away, Dolson, Hildegarde
40 The Husband Who Ran Away
Dolson, Hildegarde
New York Random House 1948 Stated First printing Hardcover Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing (stated "First Printing" on copyright page.) Clean beige cloth boards with blue title box, gold lettering on spine, small gold stamped lettering on cover. Several small bumps to top front board edge, very small closed tear at top spine corner. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 342 pgs. Unfaded color illustrated dustjacket is not price clipped (3.00 on front inside flap), has slight wear and very shallow edge and corner chipping at top and bottom of spine. Jacket illustration by Albert Jousset. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A husband runs away from his wife and her mother and he is on the loose in New York City in this breezy and humorous adventure by the author of "We Shook the Family Tree." 017897

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