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41 The Spangled Road
Deal, Borden
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1962 First Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
Very clean purple cloth boards with small black clown illustration on cover, black lettering on spine. No bumping, fraying or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or bookplates. 309 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped. hint of age-toning to spine. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A circus novel. "Mr. Deal's narrative moves with humor and pathos, and beneath its surface he probes to the essence of harlequin, to the spirit of Circus." 8vo. Fiction. 009708

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Safari by Jet - Through Africa and Asia, Del Rey, Sister Maria
42 Safari by Jet - Through Africa and Asia
Del Rey, Sister Maria
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1962 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket Signed
First Edition, with "A" on copyright page, SIGNED by author, in original unclipped jacket. Orange cloth boards with black lettering on cover, black and gold lettering on spine. Slight fading to edges. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers illustrated with maps. No previous owner markings. Signed by author on title page: "Sincerely, Sister Maria del Rey." 308 pp. Illustrated with maps and photographs. Very clean unchipped jacket is not price clipped (5.95 on front inside flap), has one short closed edge tear at top rear panel edge (1/2" or less). Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Sister Maria del Rey of the Maryknoll Catholic Sisters is our guide in this grand tour across the world. Always her description is full of humor and anecdote as she visits Tanganyika, Ceylon, the Philippines, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, Africa and more. 019201

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Safari By Jet Through Africa and Asia, Del Rey, Sister Maria
43 Safari By Jet Through Africa and Asia
Del Rey, Sister Maria
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1962 First Hard Cover Fine Very Good Jacket 
Very clean red cloth boards with black lettering on cover, black and gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages are clean. Clean illustrated endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. 308 pgs. Illustrated with photographs. Dustjacket is not price clipped, has light edge wear and very light foxing. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A Maryknoll Sister tells of her journeys around the world. With humor and anecdote, she shares the mood of country after country in her travels. 8vo. Adventure. 011371

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Into Your Tent I'll Creep, DeVries, Peter
44 Into Your Tent I'll Creep
DeVries, Peter
Boston Little Brown 1971 First 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

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Come Quick! Rodger's Had a Fit!, Dolan, George
45 Come Quick! Rodger's Had a Fit!
Dolan, George
Fort Worth, TX Branch-Smith 1970 First 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
46 The Husband Who Ran Away
Dolson, Hildegarde
New York Random House 1948 First 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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47 P. G. Wodehouse: A Biography
Donaldson, Frances
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1982 0-394-50580-8 / 9780394505800 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean black boards with black cloth spine, gold lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 369 pgs. with index. Illustrated with 16 pages of photographs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has tiny closed edge tear at base of spine, slightest hint of browning to spine. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 013234

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Dissertations by Mr. Dooley, Dunne, Finley Peter (Mr. Dooley)
48 Dissertations by Mr. Dooley
Dunne, Finley Peter (Mr. Dooley)
New York Harper & Brothers 1906 First Hardcover Very Good no dust jacket 
First Edition, published October, 1906. Decorated American trade binding. Green cloth boards and spine blindstamped with shamrocks, three gold owls sitting on a limb on cover, gold lettering on cover and spine. No fraying or wear, clean and unfaded except for small faint dampstain to lower front corner. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Some foxing to endpapers - all text pages are clean. 313 pages. Humorous commentary from an Irish lingerer in a Chicago pub. 027449

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Toaster's Handbook, Edmund, Peggy and Harold Workman Williams
49 Toaster's Handbook
Edmund, Peggy and Harold Workman Williams
White Plains, NY and New York City H. W. Wilson Company 1916 Third Edition, Revised Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket Jacket 
Third Edition, Revised, with New Material. Decorated American trade binding (signed binding - DD monogram - Decorative Designers). Clean brown cloth boards with red, black and gold decoration on cover with red lettering outlined in black; gold lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Small previous owner name at top edge of front free endpaper. Small number at top edge of title page. 483 pages. An amazing resource for jokes, stories and quotations on a wide variety of subjects for use when speaking to an audience. Includes preface, foreword "On the Possession of A Sense of Humor." 023632

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"One Hell of A Business", Engelbrecht, H. C.
50 "One Hell of A Business"
Engelbrecht, H. C.
New York Robert M. McBride 1934 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Edition in clean original dust jacket. Clean orange cloth boards red lettering on cover and spine. No fraying or wear, slight fading to bottom board and spine edges (about 1/4" of fading). Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. 95 pages. Clean bright dust jacket has very slight edge wear, price clip at upper corner of front inside flap. If anyone ever doubted that the munitions business is organized as a huge international racket, he need only read this book to see it in its true colors. An astounding book, bristling with ironic facts and sardonic humor, and truth. By the author of "Merchants of Death". 027803

Price: 45.00 USD
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Life Was Simpler Then, Erdman, Loula Grace
51 Life Was Simpler Then
Erdman, Loula Grace
New York Dodd Mead 1963 Third printing Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Third printing, in original unclipped jacket. Clean red boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 186 pages. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped (5.95 on front inside flap), has slight edge wear and short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Charming book of personal recollections of the author's childhood in western Missouri, told with humor and pathos. 021247

Price: 15.00 USD
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The Girls from Esquire, Esquire
52 The Girls from Esquire
Esquire
New York Random House 1952 First Hardcover Very Good No Dust jacket 
"First Printing" stated on copyright page. Clean black cloth boards with white lettering and color portrait of the little Esquire guy in top hat on front and rear boards. Very light rubbing, no bumping, tiny pin-head spot of wear-through to one corner tip. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean yellow endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Introduction by Frederic A. Birmingham. Full page cartoon drawings throughout. 308 pages. A treasury of fiction, comment and fun based on the unpredictable woman, which Oscar Wilde warned was meant only to be loved, not understood. 021841

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53 You Can't Hardly Get There From Here
Ethridge, Willie Snow
New York Vanguard Press 1965 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket Bob Parker, Illustrator 
Very clean blue cloth boards with silver illustration on cover, silver lettering on spine. No fraying, very tiny spot of wear to one corner tip. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean gold endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 175 pgs. Very clean, bright dustjacket has tiny chips at spine corners, a few tiny closed edge tears, corner price clip to inside front flap. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Author describes the maelstrom of confusion, schedules, nonschedules, and ticket-tape she has encountered in her exuberant career as lecturer, author, wife, mother and grandmother. Keen humor and sympathy for the constant traveller. 8vo. Travel. 013919

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Mixture for Men, Feldkamp, Fred (Editor)
54 Mixture for Men
Feldkamp, Fred (Editor)
Garden City, NY Doubleday 1946 First Hardcover Near Fine Good Jacket Paul Galdone, Illustrator 
Stated First Edition in unlipped dust jacket. Clean brown cloth boards with green lettering and horizontal line decoration on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages are clean, with very slight browning to endpapers - no names, writing or bookplates. 239 pages. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped, has fairly large chip at base of front panel (approx. size of a quarter), some closed tears, wear at top and bottom spine edges. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A marvelous collection of humor and stories by great writers like James Thurber, Robert Benchley, Heywood Broun, Leo Hershfield, and more. Illustrated by Paul Galdone. 027822

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I Hate Thursday, Ferril, Thomas Hornsby
55 I Hate Thursday
Ferril, Thomas Hornsby
New York - London Harper & Brothers 1946 First Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good Jacket Folsom, Anne Ferril 
Clean black boards with orange lettering and illustration on front and yellow lettering on spine. Binding is tight and square. Pages are clean and bright with no writing or marks, clean illustrated endpapers. 233 pgs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped with a some closed edge tears and chips to corners and edges. Fading to spine. 233 pgs. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Humor. 014195

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Around the Capital with Uncle Hank - Recorded Together with Many Pictures, Fleming, Thomas
56 Around the Capital with Uncle Hank - Recorded Together with Many Pictures
Fleming, Thomas
New York The Nutshell Publishing Co. 1902 First Hardcover Very Good No Dust jacket 
Brown pebbled cloth boards with decorated binding (silver capital building and lettering on cover, silver lettering and small decoration on spine). Nice, solid book. Clean, with some fading to front board right edge, faint moisture stain to rear outer board edge. A few tiny spots of wear at top and bottom spine edges. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers, with decorated front fixed endpaper. Illustrated with hundreds of excellent drawings by the author, including sketch from life of President Theodore Roosevelt, and comical sketches and cartoons of many other politicians and scenes of the era. 316 pages. 021592

Price: 25.00 USD
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Salt Water Taffy - Or, Twenty Thousand Leagues Away from the Sea, Ford, Corey
57 Salt Water Taffy - Or, Twenty Thousand Leagues Away from the Sea
Ford, Corey
New York G. P. Putnam's Sons 1929 First Hardcover Fine Very Good Jacket 
Clean hardcover book and dust jacket, with crazy and cute publicity photos from the publisher laid in. The back of each photo has typed commentary pasted on back of photo. Book is very clean brown cloth boards with gray leettering and small fish decoration on cover, gray 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 map-illustrated endpapers. No previous owner markings. Illustrated with 34 spoofy photographs. 206 pages. Dust jacket is clean and bright, not price clipped, has numerous tiny edge chips and short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. "The Almost Incredible Autobiography of Capt. Ezra Triplett's Seafaring Daughter." In 1929 silent-film actress Joan Lowell published an autobiography, Cradle of the Deep, detailing a childhood spent adventuring around the South Seas as a sea captain's daughter. It was almost immediately proved to be bunkum (by, among other things, statements from her former neighbors, who remembered her actual childhood in Berkeley, California). Humorist Corey Ford published this spoof within months, "Salt Water Taffy." Tucked into this copy of Taffy are a few publicity photos from the publisher. Note that the stock model in the photo bears a striking resemblance to Lowell. Even though "Cradle of the Deep" was proven to be a work of fiction, RKO Pictures made a "documentary" based on the work, 1934's "Adventure Girl." Lowell starred in it. It was her last picture before she left the industry to get married...to a sea-captain, with whom she had a few real-life seafaring adventures. Sometimes, truth is stranger than fiction, or fiction strives to be truth! 026091

Price: 150.00 USD
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Shorty McCabe's Odd Numbers, Ford, Sewell
58 Shorty McCabe's Odd Numbers
Ford, Sewell
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1912 Reprint Hardcover Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Grosset & Dunlap edition in clean illustrated original dustjacket. Clean red cloth boards with black lettering on cover and spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean. Sound hinges - no cracking. No names, writing or bookplates. Illustrations by F. Vaux Wilson. 309 pages + publisher's advertising at rear of book. Dust jacket has two tiny edge chips, very short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Fun loving Shorty, everywhere from the East Side swell yachting parties with a cure for every ill, and more than a physician's ability to diagnose them. For those who appreciate laughing, this book will provide. 025521

Price: 22.00 USD
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Coyote V. Acme, Frazier, Ian
59 Coyote V. Acme
Frazier, Ian
New York Farrar Straus & Giroux 1996 0-374-13033-7 / 9780374130336 First Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean gold boards with red-orange spine, black 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 bookplates. 118 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, with a few very short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Winner of the Thurber Prize for American Humor in 1997 (circular award seal on front panel of dustjacket). Twenty-two side-splitting glimpses into some of the mroe oddball corners of the American mind. 8vo. Humor. 015680

Price: 20.00 USD
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Lamentations of the Father Essays, Frazier, Ian
60 Lamentations of the Father Essays
Frazier, Ian
New York Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2008 0374281629 / 9780374281625 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket Signed
First Edition, SIGNED by the author, in clean bright unclipped dust jacket. Clean red cloth boards with yellow lettering on spine. No fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean blank endpapers - no previous owner markings. Inscribed and signed by author on title page: "All best luck to Caroline from Ian Frazier - April 29, '09". 194 pages. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A collection of thirty-six pieces gathered from thirteen years of writing by past winner of the Thurber Prize for American Humor. 028097

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