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The Egg and I, MacDonald, Betty
81 The Egg and I
MacDonald, Betty
Philadelphia/New York J. B. Lippincott 1945 Fourth Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Early printing in original dustjacket. Clean green cloth boards with black chicken on lower corner of front board, black lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying; very slight fading to top and bottom spine edge. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Neatly penned previous owner name at top edge of front free endpaper. 278 pgs. Clean early dustjacket with chicken farm illustration in circle on front panel, author's photo on rear panel. Dustjacket is clean and not price clipped ($2.75 on front flap) and states "Fourth Printing", matching statement on copyright page. Some fading to spine and top edge of front panel. Very shallow chipping at top and bottom spine edge, a few very short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Author's life and experiences on a chicken ranch, told with rollicking humor; this book was made into a successful movie in 1947 starring Claudette Colbert, Fred MacMurray and Marjorie Main. 8vo. Humor. 015217

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82 The Froth Estate
Mackey, Joseph
New York Prentice Hall 1946 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
First Edition in original unclipped jacket. Clean black cloth boards with red lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 236 pp. Jacket is not price clipped (2.50 on front inside flap), has a few small edge chips and short closed edge tears, slight fading to spine. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The dizzier doings of the famous, the funny, and the phenomenal are featured in these humorous stories culled from Joe Mackey's ten years' experience as Nut Editor of the New York Sun. 019307

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The Face in the Aspic - Tales of Club Life Among the Overfed, Mario, Thomas
83 The Face in the Aspic - Tales of Club Life Among the Overfed
Mario, Thomas
New York Simon & Schuster 1944 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Good Jacket 
First Edition in unclipped jacket. Clean red cloth boards with gold lettering on cover and spine. Hint of very light surface wear to spine corners, no fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 194 pp. Dustjacket is not price clipped (2.00 on front inside flap), has some corner chipping and edge wear. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 020284

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Far, Far From Home, McKenney, Ruth
84 Far, Far From Home
McKenney, Ruth
New York Harper & Brothers 1954 Later printing Hardcover Very Good+ very good Jacket Susan Knight, Illustrator 
Later printing, with no edition statement, in original unclipped jacket. Clean bright yellow cloth boards with clean unfaded black cloth spine, blue lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 210 pgs. Illustrated with drawings by Susan Knight. Jacket is unchipped, not price clipped, with some browing to spine and very slight edge wear. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A light-hearted story of an American family abroad, by the author of "My Sister Eileen." 018388

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A Man Gets Around, McNulty, John
85 A Man Gets Around
McNulty, John
Boston Little, Brown & Co. 1951 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Edition in original dust jacket. Clean light blue cloth boards with 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. 180 pages. Clean dustjacket has small price clip to upper corner of front inside flap with price of 3.00 stamped just below clip. Very slight edge wear, hint of fading to spine, two short closed edge tears. Author's photo on inside rear flap. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 021686

Price: 95.00 USD
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Mostly Mama, Meyer, Lewis
86 Mostly Mama
Meyer, Lewis
Garden City Doubleday & Co. 1971 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Edition. Clean unfaded dark blue cloth boards with clean black cloth spine, silver lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying; hint of slightest surface wear to spine corners. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean dark blue endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 216 pgs. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, with slightest hint of wear at top and bottom spine edges. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Publisher's review slip laid in. A humorous and affectionate memoir by the author of "Preposterous Papa" and "Off the Sauce." 8vo. Humor. 016097

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Best American Humorous Short Stories, Miscellaneous
87 Best American Humorous Short Stories
Miscellaneous
New York Modern Library 1945 Later printing Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Modern Library No. 87. Later edition (1945 - 1966), with "A Modern Library Book" on front panel of dustjacket beneath "43 stories by 31 authors." Toledano binding no. 8. Clean gray cloth boards with burgundy title box, gold lettering on cover and spine. No fading or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with pink top-stained upper page edges. Clean Kent illustrated endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. Edited, with an Introductory Note, by Robert N. Linscott. 436 pages with index. Clean bright color illustrated dustjacket is price clipped at top corner of front inside flap, unchipped, two short closed edge tears. 408 titles listed on verso of dustjacket. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Includes stories by Dorothy Parker, Mark Twain, Robert Benchley, James Thurber, S. J. Perelman and more. 023078

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The Bedside Tales, Miscellaneous
88 The Bedside Tales
Miscellaneous
New York William Penn Publishing Corp 1945 Hardcover Very Good Fair Jacket 
1945 [1945] with a dust jacket illustrated by Peter Arno, Introduction by Peter Arno. Blue cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. Very small tear to cloth at top spine edge. Binding is tight, hinges sound, no cracking. Clean pages, including blank endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 569 pages. Dust jacket says "Tudor Publishing Company" at base of spine, although book states Wm. Penn Publishing on title page and on copyright page. Jacket has edge chipping, long closed tear to spine. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. An anthology of fine writing - 54 superlative stories by writers such as Robert Benchley, John Steinbeck, Ernest Hemingway, Dorothy Parker, Damon Runyon, H. L. Mencken, S. J. Perlman and many other top writers of the day. There is a story to suit every mood! 024676

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The Prejudices of Mr. Pennyfeather, Moffat, Donald
89 The Prejudices of Mr. Pennyfeather
Moffat, Donald
Boston Little, Brown & Co. 1938 Stated First edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket Hildegard Woodward, Illustrator 
Stated "First Edition" in original unclipped jacket. Green cloth boards with no bumping, one tiny spot of wear to bottom corner tip. Black stamped lettering and blind-stamped feather design on front board. Light foxing to board edges. Binding is tight, no cracking, slightest hint of lean. No previous owner markings. 274 pp. with illustrations by Hildegard Woodward. Bright illustrated dustjacket is not price clipped, has been trimmed (1/4" short), light general soiling to rear panel, tiny chips at top and bottom spine edge. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Humorous novel about a Boston bachelor, amateur yachtsman and man of the world. 020373

Price: 65.00 USD
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Hasta La Vista - Or a Postcard from Peru, Morley, Christopher
90 Hasta La Vista - Or a Postcard from Peru
Morley, Christopher
Garden City, NY Doubleday Doran 1942 Stated First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Stated First Edition in original unclipped dust jacket. Green cloth boards with blind stamped decoration on cover and spine, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Slight fading. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 268 pages with index and glossary. Dust jacket is not price clipped (2.00 on front inside flap), has shallow chipping at upper and lower spine edges, a few tiny edge nicks and corner wear. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. An informal account of Morley's family vacation to Peru, in a series of humorous essays, with a remarkable index which is partly a vocabulary of Mr. Morley's very rudimentary Spanish and partly a philosophical summary. 023286

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Mince Pie - Adventures on the Sunny Side of Grub Street, Morley, Christopher
91 Mince Pie - Adventures on the Sunny Side of Grub Street
Morley, Christopher
Garden City Doubleday Doran 1930 Later printing Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket Walter Jack Duncan, Illustrator 
Clean green marbled boards with clean green cloth spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 296 pgs. Illustrations by Walter Jack Duncan. Dustjacket is not price clipped (2.00 on front inside flap), has tiny edge chips/closed tears, up to 1/3" chipping at top spine edge (title intact), light soiling. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Later printing -- Nice copy in scarce dustjacket . Vivid essays full of the typical humor and wit of Christopher Morley. 018644

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The Ironing Board, Morley, Christopher
92 The Ironing Board
Morley, Christopher
Garden City, NY Doubleday 1949 Stated First Edition Hardcover Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Stated First Edition in clean unclipped original dust jacket. Clean unfaded black cloth boards with red title box border and lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 255 pages. Clean bright dust jacket is not price clipped (3.00 on front inside flap), unchipped, no tears. Photo of the author on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Morley's own selection of favorite essays written in fun and fury over a ten-year period. Subjects include: On Belonging to Clubs, An American Gentleman, The Sense of Place, The Atom Splitter, Weeding Beets, Codeine (7 Percent) -- and more! 023285

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93 The Old Mandarin: More Translations from the Chinese
Morley, Christopher
New York Harcourt Brace and Company 1947 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket Carl Rose, Illustrator 
Clean black cloth boards with blind-stamped illustration on cover, gold lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. No names, writing or bookplates. 120 pgs. with drawings by Carl Rose. Dustjacket has faintest hint of soiling, is not price clipped, slight edge & corner wear. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Sage observations and amusing comments from Mr. Morley. 8 vo.. Humor. 010299

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Everyone But Thee and Me, Nash, Ogden
94 Everyone But Thee and Me
Nash, Ogden
Boston Little, Brown & Co. 1962 Stated First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Edition in original unclipped dust jacket. Clean yellow cloth boards with gold lettering, small blue decorations on spine. No fraying, slight bumping to corner tips. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. Illustrated by John Alcorn. 171 pages. Jacket is not price clipped (3.95 on front inside flap), has slight age-toning, one tiny corner chip at base of spine; author's photo on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 024219

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95 Marriage Lines: Notes of a Student Husband
Nash, Ogden
Boston Little Brown 1964 Soft Cover Near FIne No Dustjacket Jacket Isadore Seltzer, Illustrator 
Clean bright yellow stiff paper wraps with black lettering and illustrated cover. Binding is tight, no curling, chipping or creasing. Very small P/O label at inside edge of first page. All pages and edges are clean, with just a hint of tanning. Illustrations by Isadore Seltzer. 108 pgs. 12mo. Poetry. 005229

Price: 10.00 USD
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There's Always Another Windmill, Nash, Ogden
96 There's Always Another Windmill
Nash, Ogden
Boston Little, Brown & Co. 1968 Stated First Edition Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Edition in clean unclipped original dust jacket. Clean multi-colored cloth boards (pink, lime green, and blue) with purple lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean gold endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Decorations by John Alcorn. 141 pages. Clean bright dust jacket is not price clipped (4.95 on front inside flap), a few very tiny edge nicks and short closed edge tears. Photo of author walking on the beach on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 025277

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A Tourist In Spite of Himself, Newton, A. Edward
97 A Tourist In Spite of Himself
Newton, A. Edward
Boston Little, Brown & Co. 1930 Fifth Impression Hardcover Very Good Very Good+ Jacket Gluyas Williams, Illustrator 
Fifth Impression November, 1930 in clean unclipped original dust jacket. Green cloth boards with black illustration, lettering on cover, black lettering on spine. Slight mottling to board cloth from acidic reaction with dust jacket. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Small previous owner inscription dated 1930 neatly penned on front free endpaper. Illustrations by Gluyas Williams. 252 pages. Dust jacket is unclipped (3.50 net on front inside flap), has very small chip on spine, some age-toning. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 024216

Price: 20.00 USD
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Garden Open Tomorrow, Nichols, Beverley
98 Garden Open Tomorrow
Nichols, Beverley
New York Dodd Mead 1969 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket William McClaren, Illustrator 
Clean green cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean decorated endpapers (small number inkstamped in corner of front free endpaper). Neatly penned previous owner name on half-title page. No other marks. 269 pgs. with index. Illustrated with drawings by William McLaren. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, with hint of slightest edge wear, a few tiny closed edge tears. Author's photo on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Another entertaining story on the joys and tribulations of gardening by a master writer, humorist and gardener. 8vo. Gardening. 015421

Price: 35.00 USD
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Green Grows the City, Nichols, Beverley
99 Green Grows the City
Nichols, Beverley
New York Harcourt Brace & Company 1939 Stated First American Edition Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
"First American Edition" stated on copyright page. Clean beige cloth boards with fern decoration on cover, brown lettering on cover and spine, slight foxing to spine gutters. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, some yellowing to endpapers, no names, writing or bookplates. 275 pgs. Illustrated with photographs. Clean dustjacket is unfaded, not price clipped, has very shallow chipping at edges (1/4" or less). Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Nichols takes a house in Heathstead, thirty minutes from the center of London, and with his usual imaginative enthusiasm and humor, revamps a hopeless looking garden. 017947

Price: 70.00 USD
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Laughter On The Stairs, Nichols, Beverley
100 Laughter On The Stairs
Nichols, Beverley
Timber Press, Inc. 1998 0881924601 / 9780881924602 Reprint Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
Clean bright facsimile reprint of the original edition of 1953 in dust jacket. Clean unfaded brown cloth boards with black lettering on spine. No wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean illustrated endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 257 pages. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 023481

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