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The Churchill Wit, Adler, Bill
1 The Churchill Wit
Adler, Bill
New York Coward McCann 1965 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ good Jacket 
First Edition in dust jacket. Very clean red cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 86 pp. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has several closed tears at spine edges, no chips. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 019967

Price: 10.00 USD
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2 Boysi Himself
Allan, Glenn
New York Samuel Curl, Inc. 1946 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean gray cloth boards with blue-black lettering on cover and spine. Slight surface wear to top and bottom spine edge. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean; clean endpapers -- no names, writing or marks. 267 pgs. Color illustrated dustjacket is not price clipped, has slight edge wear and short closed edge tears, slightest hint of light soiling. Author's photo on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. First book appearance of "Boysi" the African American cook and self-elected manager of the Oates family; Glenn Allan's widely loved stories about Boysi first appeared in the Saturday Evening Post. 8vo. Fiction. 015204

Price: 50.00 USD
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Play It Again, Sam, Allen, Woody
3 Play It Again, Sam
Allen, Woody
New York Random House 1969 Stated First Printing Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing, with "First Printing" stated on copyright page. Clean unfaded red boards with blind-stamped Random House logo on cover, clean unfaded black cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean, with slight yellowing to pages as is common in this book. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates, one tiny pen mark to upper right corner of front free endpaper (tiny E). 95 pgs. Black & white frontis photo with Woody Allen and Jerry Lacy portraying Allan Felix and Bogart. Unfaded dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped, with a few brown spots (foxing) along flap fold edges and more faintly, to spine. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 016570

Price: 200.00 USD
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4 Lady in the Shower
Arno, Peter
New York Simon & Schuster 1967 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Clean blue boards with white lettering and stripe on cover, white lettering on spine. No bumping, mere hint of wear at lower spine corners. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Previous owner name blacked out on front fixed endpaper. 140 pgs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has thumbnail size chip at base of front panel, 1-1/2" closed edge tear, slight wear at spine edges. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8-1/2 x 11". Cartoons. 011345

Price: 15.00 USD
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The Big City, or the New Mayhew, Atkinson, Alex and Ronald Searle
5 The Big City, or the New Mayhew
Atkinson, Alex and Ronald Searle
New York George Braziller, Inc. 1959 First Edition Hardcover Fine Near Fine Jacket Ronald Searle, Illustrator 
First Edition in clean original dust jacket. Clean blue paper covered boards with black lettering on cover, clean unfaded black cloth spine with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Wonderful illustrations by Ronald Searle. 111 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, a few very tiny closed edge tears, small price clip on front inside flap at lower corner. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. What REALLY goes on in the big city. 024230

Price: 40.00 USD
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Games Dogs Play, Baker, Stephen
6 Games Dogs Play
Baker, Stephen
McGraw-Hill 1979 0070034516 / 9780070034518 First Edition Hardcover Fine Very Good Jacket Roy McKie, Illustrator 
First Edition (full number line) in original dust jacket. Very clean blue-white boards with turquoise blue cloth spine, white lettering on spine. 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. Illustrated with very appealing drawings by Roy McKie. 170 pages. Dust jacket is unchipped, small price clip to upper corner of front inside flap, curved closed corner tear to back panel corner. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 025291

Price: 15.00 USD
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Snoot if You Must, Beebe, Lucius
7 Snoot if You Must
Beebe, Lucius
New York D. Appleton Century 1943 First Edition, Second Printing Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket Rea Irvin, Illustrator 
First Edition, Second Printing (with a (2) on last page of text) in clean original unclipped dust jacket. Clean dark blue cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean blank endpapers. Illustrated with cartoon drawings by Rea Irvin of the New Yorker. Foreword by the Author. 296 pages with index. Clean jacket is unclipped (2.50 on front inside flap), has a few tiny edge chips and short closed edge tears; handsome photo of author on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The author, long-time reporter for the New York Herald Tribune, presents a humorous sequence of vignettes and play-by-play accounts of persons, events, follies and magnificences that engaged his attention in the glamorous New York City of his day. Common pattern is their concern for the gusty, the glamorous and the hilarious, for personalities of bounce and few inhibitions. 025509

Price: 28.00 USD
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Benchley - Or Else!, Benchley, Robert
8 Benchley - Or Else!
Benchley, Robert
New York Harper & Brothers 1938 Stated First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ Good+ Jacket Gluyas Williams, Illustrator 
"First Edition" stated on copyright page, in unclipped original jacket. Orange cloth boards are bright, faintest hint of soiling to front board, crisp black lettering on cover with small illustration of "Benchley", gray title box with black lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 273 pages, with drawings by Gluyas Williams. Clean dustjacket has a few edge chips, short closed edge tears, fading to blue background on spine; not price clipped (2.75 on front inside flap). Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 021237

Price: 50.00 USD
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L'Affaire Jones, Bernstein, Hillel
9 L'Affaire Jones
Bernstein, Hillel
New York The Literary Guild 1936 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean blue cloth boards with clean beige cloth spine, bright gold decoration on cover and bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. No names, writing or bookplates. Color decorated endpapers. 257 pgs. Dustjacket has very light soiling, tiny chips at spine edges. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8 vo.. Fiction. 009860

Price: 25.00 USD
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Good Bye, Ava, Bissell, Richard
10 Good Bye, Ava
Bissell, Richard
Boston/Toronto Atlantic/Little Brown 1960 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean yellow boards with clean black spine, yellow lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean black endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 241 pgs. Clean dustjacket is price clipped on front inside flap, has slight edge wear and a few very short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A moving and funny story of houseboat dwellers in a Mississippi river town. 8vo. Fiction. 015611

Price: 15.00 USD
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11 If Life is a Bowl of Cherries, What am I Doing in the Pits?
Bombeck, Erma
New York McGraw Hill 1978 0-07-006451-2 / 9780070064515 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
Very clean red boards with small gold cherry design on cover, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp. Pages are clean and bright, no names or bookplates. 203 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is crisp, unchipped, and has not been price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Humor. 004729

Price: 15.00 USD
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12 Life with My Mary
Breig, Joseph A.
Milwaukee Bruce Publishing Co. 1955 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Light blue-gray cloth boards with blue title box on spine. No fraying or wear, tiny bump to one corner tip. Faintest ringstain to front cover (barely visible). Binding is tight & square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean. Small remnant of return address label at top corner of front free endpaper. Dust jacket is quite clean except for faint ring stain to front panel, not price clipped, has small edge chips and closed crooked tear to lower spine. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Humor. 014632

Price: 10.00 USD
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Artie Greengroin, PFC, Brown, Harry
13 Artie Greengroin, PFC
Brown, Harry
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1945 First & Second Printings Before Pub. Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good Jacket 
Clean turquoise cloth boards with small gold illustration and author's initials on cover, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear, hint of dust-fading to spine. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates; clean copy of newspaper obituary of author glued in at rear free endpaper (Tuesday, November 4, 1986). 212 pgs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has slight edge wear, small chip at outside corner of rear panel, 2-1/2" closed tear along front flap fold. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. By the author of "A Walk in the Sun", this is a humorous literature piece about a prankster American soldier and his hilarious adventures. . 12mo. Military Humor. 016427

Price: 15.00 USD
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Neither Here Nor There: Travels in Europe, Bryson, Bill
14 Neither Here Nor There: Travels in Europe
Bryson, Bill
New York William Morrow & Co 1992 0688103111 / 9780688103118 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Near Fine near fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing with full number line on copyright page in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean light beige boards with red cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. Binding is tight and square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers illustrated with maps. No names, writing or bookplates. 254 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 024173

Price: 30.00 USD
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The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid, Bryson, Bill
15 The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid
Bryson, Bill
New York Broadway Books 2006 0-7679-1936-x / 9780767919364 First Edition, First Printing Hard Cover Fine Near Fine Jacket Illustrated with Photographs 
Very clean goldenrod boards with gold lettering on blue spine. No bumping or wear, binding is tight and crisp; pages, edges and endpapers are clean and bright with no writing or marks. Photo illustrated endpapers. 270 pgs. with bibliography. Dustjacket is not price clipped and is very clean and bright, with no chipping, or tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8 Vo. Biography. 014883

Price: 20.00 USD
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The Lost Continent: Travels in Small Town America, Bryson, Bill
16 The Lost Continent: Travels in Small Town America
Bryson, Bill
New York Harper & Row 1989 0060161582 / 9780060161583 Stated First Edition Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Stated First Edition (and first printing, with full number line) in unclipped original dust jacket. Clean beige boards with gold cow decoration on lower corner of front cover, clean burgundy cloth spine with gold lettering. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean map-illustrated endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. 314 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, not price clipped, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 024017

Price: 22.00 USD
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A Gift from the Boys, Buchwald, Art
17 A Gift from the Boys
Buchwald, Art
New York Harper & Brothers 1958 Stated First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Edition. Clean gray boards with clean red cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. Very light bumping to corners. No fraying or wear. Very slight fading at top spine edge. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 211 pgs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has a few tiny chips at top spine edge, short closed edge tears. Author's photo on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A humorous novel about a businessman who forgot to pay his yearly respects to the Internal Revenue Department and they, in a fit of pique, manage to get him thrown out of the country. This is the riotous story of what happens to him when he is forcibly returned to the land of his birth (Sicily). 5-3/4" x 8-1/2". Humor. 017401

Price: 20.00 USD
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I Think I Don't Remember, Buchwald, Art
18 I Think I Don't Remember
Buchwald, Art
New York G. P. Putnam's 1987 0-399-13325-9 / 9780399133251 First Edition, First Printing Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket Steve Mendelson, Illustrator Signed
First Edition, signed by author. Very clean pale blue boards with darker blue cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Inscribed and SIGNED BY AUTHOR on front free endpaper: "To Charlie - Art Buchwald". 350 pgs. with illustrations by Steve Mendelson. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, hint of slightest edge wear. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Very nice signed copy by this recently deceased great humorist dealing with sordid American politics. 8vo. Humor. 013573

Price: 15.00 USD
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Something About Eve, Cabell, James Branch
19 Something About Eve
Cabell, James Branch
New York Robert M. McBride & Co. 1927 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Very clean brown cloth boards with gold 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. 364 pgs. Dustjacket with price intact is slightly age-toned, has shallow edge chipping, slightly deeper at top and bottom of spine with chipping cutting somewhat into "Something" at top of spine. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Fiction. 013783

Price: 25.00 USD
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20 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

Price: 15.00 USD
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