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The Far Side Gallery 4, Larson, Gary
81 The Far Side Gallery 4
Larson, Gary
Kansas City Andrews McMeel Publishing 1993 0836217241 / 9780836217247 First Trade paperback Fine 
Very clean unworn soft cover book - size approx. 8-1/2" x 11". No creasing, chipping or wear. Cover is face of woman wearing diamond studded cat-eye glasses, with lenses cut open to view strange creatures on first page of book. Binding is tight, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. Foreword by Robin Williams. Full of hilarious and wonderful cartoons in both full color and black & white by Gary Larson. 167 pages. 025767

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Country Colic, Lawson, Robert
82 Country Colic
Lawson, Robert
Toronto McClelland and Stewart 1944 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Jacket 
Stated First Edition in clean original dust jacket. Clean unfaded green cloth boards with cream lettering and small worm-eaten apple decoration on cover, cream lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean decorated endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated by the author. 70 pages. Clean dust jacket has one shallow edge chip at top edge of front panel (1/4" deep, 1" wide), several short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 024613

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The Merry Muse, Linklater, Eric
83 The Merry Muse
Linklater, Eric
New York Harcourt Brace & Co. 1960 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
"First American Edition" stated on copyright page in original unclipped jacket. Clean unfaded red cloth boards with author's initials stamped decoratively on cover, gold lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 317 pp. Jacket is not price clipped (3.95 on front inside flap), clean with moderate soiling to rear white panel, no chips, a few short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Humorous novel about an eminent Scottish lawyer who believes that life is worth living for any with a good digestion and a bad memory, and who remains at sixty a lusty appreciator of wine, women and songs--and Victorian paintings. 019450

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84 People Are Funny
Linkletter, Art
Garden City Doubleday & Co. 1947 Hard Cover Near FIne Very Good Jacket 
Clean yellow cloth boards with small illustration and lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages are clean. No names or bookplates. 273 pgs. Illustrated. Clean dustjacket is unfaded, not price clipped, has small v-shaped chip at top rear edge, small chip at top of spine, closed tear at base of spine. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 006098

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The Egg and I, MacDonald, Betty
85 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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The Plague and I, MacDonald, Betty
86 The Plague and I
MacDonald, Betty
Philadelphia J. B. Lippincott 1948 First Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket 
Clean second printing. Blue cloth boards with black lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or fryaing. Very slight fading at spine and top edge of front board. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with small previous owner name and date penned on front free endpaper. 254 pages. 026812

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87 The Froth Estate
Mackey, Joseph
New York Prentice Hall 1946 First 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
88 The Face in the Aspic - Tales of Club Life Among the Overfed
Mario, Thomas
New York Simon & Schuster 1944 First 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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Complete Cheerful Cherub 9 Containing 1001 Verses Hitherto Unpublished in Book Form, With A Memoir by Mary Graham Bonner, McCann, Rebecca
89 Complete Cheerful Cherub 9 Containing 1001 Verses Hitherto Unpublished in Book Form, With A Memoir by Mary Graham Bonner
McCann, Rebecca
New York Crown Publishers 1948 Later printing Hardcover Good+ Good+ Jacket 
Later printing (19th) in original unclipped dust jacket. Clean red cloth boards with cherub illustration on cover, blue lettering on spine. Very slight surface wear to corners and spine ends. Binding is tight, pages are clean. Previous owner bookplate on front free endpaper, along with name neatly penned at top FFE edge. Illustrated endpapers. Cheerful Cherub illustrations throughout, alongside the adorable poems. 510 pages. Dust jacket is not price clipped, has wear and tears and some tape repairs along spine folds, 1/4" chipping at top spine edge, very light soiling. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 026283

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A Man Gets Around, McNulty, John
90 A Man Gets Around
McNulty, John
Boston Little, Brown & Co. 1951 First 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
91 Mostly Mama
Meyer, Lewis
Garden City Doubleday & Co. 1971 First 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
92 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
93 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
94 The Prejudices of Mr. Pennyfeather
Moffat, Donald
Boston Little, Brown & Co. 1938 First 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

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Hasta La Vista - Or a Postcard from Peru, Morley, Christopher
95 Hasta La Vista - Or a Postcard from Peru
Morley, Christopher
Garden City, NY Doubleday Doran 1942 First 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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96 The Old Mandarin: More Translations from the Chinese
Morley, Christopher
New York Harcourt Brace and Company 1947 First 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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There's Always Another Windmill, Nash, Ogden
97 There's Always Another Windmill
Nash, Ogden
Boston Little, Brown & Co. 1968 First 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
98 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

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Garden Open Tomorrow, Nichols, Beverley
99 Garden Open Tomorrow
Nichols, Beverley
New York Dodd Mead 1969 First 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

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100 Favorite Jokes of Famous People - With an Introduction to Each Celebrity
Nicholson, Frank Ernest
New York E. P. Dutton 1928 First 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

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