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There's nothing in the middle of the Road But Yellow Stripes and Dead Armadillos, Hightower, Jim
81 There's nothing in the middle of the Road But Yellow Stripes and Dead Armadillos
Hightower, Jim
New York Harper Collins 1997 0-06-018766-2 / 9780060187668 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Near Fine Jacket Signed
Second printing, signed by author, in clean dust jacket. Very clean black boards with gray spine, gold lettering on spine. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. Very small faint black spot on front free endpaper (size of large pea). Inscribed and SIGNED by author on title page. 292 pgs. with index. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Author focuses his sharp Texas wit, populist passion, and native smarts on America's political, economic, scientific, and media establishments. 012788

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82 Lucy, Perhaps
Hitchcock, Alfred M.
New York Henry Holt & Co. 1935 First Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket Signed
First Edition, signed by author. Clean blue cloth boards with silver title box on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. SIGNED on title page by author (not the Alfred Hitchcock of movie fame). Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has v-shaped chip at top of spine (1/2" depth), slight fading to spine. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. The author of "Bread Loaf Talks on Teaching Composition," and many other successful books on the teaching of rhetoric and literature, illustrates in this volume of short stories the theories that he has for many years taught his own students. For the most part his stories are told against a New England background of hills, mountains, and seacoast, and contain many characterizations done with sympathy and gentle humor. 8vo. Short Stories. 016583

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83 The Ladies, God Bless 'em!
Hokinson, Helen E.
New York E.P. Dutton 1950 First Hard Cover Near FIne Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean gray cloth boards with red lettering and decorative title box on cover, red lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square. No names, writing. Bookstore bookplate on reverse side of front free endpaper. Clean dustjacket is price clipped, has several short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A collection of cartoons by Helen E. Hokinson which appeared in The New Yorker, assembled here in book form. 8-1/2 x 11". 007940

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There Are Ladies Present, Hokinson, Helen E.
84 There Are Ladies Present
Hokinson, Helen E.
New York E. P. Dutton 1952 First Hardcover Very Good+ Good+ Jacket 
"First Edition" stated on copyright page, in unclipped original jacket. Clean tan cloth boards with red lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean. Clean illustrated endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 87 pp. Illustrated with cartoon by Helen E. Hokinson, all of which appeared in The New Yorker magazine, and appear here in book form for the first time. Clean jacket is not price clipped (2.75 on front inside flap), numerous edge chips and short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 019810

Price: 18.00 USD
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Mercy, It's the Revolution and I'M in My Bathrobe, Hollander, Nicole
85 Mercy, It's the Revolution and I'M in My Bathrobe
Hollander, Nicole
New York St Martins Press 1982 0312530137 / 9780312530136 First Paperback Very Good+ 
Rare uncorrected proof, SIGNED by the author along with her sketch of her cat (Sylvia). Paperback binding with cartoon illustrated cover, approx. size is 8-1/4" x 5-1/2". No creasing or chipping, small phone number written near spine edge, slight age-toning, otherwise clean. Author signature and cat sketch in red ink on title page: "For Craig, this is VERY rare - Nicole and Sylvia." Illustrated throughout with cartoons. 127 pages. Feminist author and humorist lashes out with more hard-hitting, hilarious cartoons starring Sylvia the cat. 027323

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86 I Owe Russia $1200
Hope, Bob
Garden City Doubleday & Co. 1963 Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Clean red cloth boards with black cloth spine, silver and red lettering on spine. No bumped corners. Binding is tight & square, pages are clean and bright. No names or marks inside. Clean bright dustjacket has not been price clipped, is unchipped, with one small (1/3") closed tear at upper left corner on spine edge. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 005251

Price: 12.00 USD
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They Got Me Covered, Hope, Bob
87 They Got Me Covered
Hope, Bob
Hollywood, California Bob Hope 1941 First Paperback Near Fine 
Stated "First Edition" softcover book with comedic color portrait of Hope on cover. No chipping, creasing or wear. Clean with slightest hint of age toning, tiny original 10 cent price at top corner of front panel. Binding is tight, pages are clean; no names, writing or underlining. Illustrated with wonderful black and white photographs, drawings. With an Introduction by Bing Crosby. 95 pages. 023897

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The Countess to Boot, Iams, Jack
88 The Countess to Boot
Iams, Jack
New York William Morrow 1941 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition in clean unclipped jacket. Clean yellow cloth boards with black lettering to spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 312 pp. Clean jacket is not price clipped (3.50 on front inside flap), has a few tiny edge chips, closed edge tears, very light rubbing. Author's photo on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The hero of this fun novel is an artist, plying his lucrative brush in an advertising agency, yearning with all his romantic soul for "ART" in a garret. Enter a Minneapolis-born countess and a female electrical engineer of very high voltage. Rollicking romance in Manattan and the Virgin Islands ensues. 019340

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'Round Corners, Jackson, H. C. L.
89 'Round Corners
Jackson, H. C. L.
Detroit Arnold-Powers, Inc. 1945 First Hardcover Very Good+ Good+ Jacket Jim Donahue, Illustrator Signed
First Edition, SIGNED by author, in original dust jacket. Very clean marbled paper covered boards with orange cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. Slight wear to corner tips, edges; spine is unworn, no fading. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Signed "H.C.L. Jackson" on front free endpaper. Illustrated with wonderful cartoon drawings by Jim Donohue. 328 pages. Dust jacket has small edge and corner chips, light rubbing, front flap is separated at fold. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Author's humorous anecdotal documentation of the lives and doings of Detroit's millions. 024275

Price: 25.00 USD
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Dogs, Cats and People, Jackson, H.C.L.
90 Dogs, Cats and People
Jackson, H.C.L.
Detroit Conjure House 1949 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket Signed
First Edition, SIGNED by the author, in original unclipped dust jacket. Clean blue cloth boards with line-drawing illustration of author on cover, dark blue lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound. Inscribed and signed by author on front free endpaper: "To Hildegard, From your Mother - and with the very best personal wishes of another "Grosse Pointer" a great admirer of both your Dad and Mother - H.C.L. Jackson - Christmas, 1949." 214 pages. Dust jacket has some edge chipping and short closed edge tears, quite clean, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. What Ernie Pyle did for the common soldier in World War II, Detroit news columnist H.C.L. Jackson did every day for the common people, seeing the sunny side, the human side, of our better natures, and reported what he saw and heard with genuine charm. 025708

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Charlie the Mole and Other Droll Souls, Jacobs, Howard
91 Charlie the Mole and Other Droll Souls
Jacobs, Howard
Gretna, LA Pelican Pub Co Inc 1973 0882890018 / 9780882890012 First Hardcover Very Good Very Good+ Jacket Eldon Pletcher, Illustrator Signed
First Edition, signed by author, in original dustjacket. Clean bright orange cloth boards with black lettering on cover and spine. Tiny bump with light wear at top board edge; very light bumping at top and bottom spine edge. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages are clean, with slight dust-speckling to outside page edges. Light yellowing to endpapers. Inscribed and signed by author on front free endpaper: "To James S. Augustes, Regards, Howard Jacobs 5-2-74. 152 pgs. with illustrations by Eldon Pletcher. Dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, with faint soiling to rear panel, a few short closed edge tears. Author's photo on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A bizarre cast of authentic New Orleans characters presented in a fascinating collection of folk heros. 018283

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Sea Whispers, Jacobs, W. W.
92 Sea Whispers
Jacobs, W. W.
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1927 Early Printing Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket Bert Thomas, Illustrator 
Decorated binding in original jacket. Very clean cream colored cloth boards with green illustration and lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or fraying. Hint of slightest wear to spine corners. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 294 pgs. 1927 on title page; 1926 copyright page. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, a few very shallow chips at top and bottom spine edge, a couple of very short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Famous humorist gives us delightful tales of seamen, longshoremen, and the people of seaport towns. 015169

Price: 40.00 USD
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Oh Sir, You've Shot Her!, Jacobsen, Benjamin
93 Oh Sir, You've Shot Her!
Jacobsen, Benjamin
New York G. P. Putnam's Sons 1959 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket Des Asmussen, Illustrator 
"First American Edition" stated on copyright page, in original dustjacket. Clean red cloth boards with black illustration on cover, black lettering on spine. Very light bumping to corners, no fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Previous owner bookplate on front fixed endpaper; no other marks. 192 pgs. Introduction by Victor Borge. Illustrations by Des Asmussen. Dustjacket is not price clipped, has light soiling to spine only, tiny chips at top spine edge. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A hilarious re-creation of a rather unusual household in Copenhagen, Denmark at the turn of the century. 018292

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The First Family Paper Doll and Cut Out Book, Jim; Boswell, John Fitzgerald
94 The First Family Paper Doll and Cut Out Book
Jim; Boswell, John Fitzgerald
Dell Books 1982 0440526329 / 9780440526322 Fourth Printing Paperback Near Fine 
A large paper doll & cut-out book of the Reagans as first family - including Ron and Patti. All present, clean and in perfect condition. Includes Nancy and Ronald Reagan, son Ron Reagan and daughter Patti with illustrations by Al Kilgore. 024857

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95 The Foxes' Union: And Other Stretchers, Tall Tales and Discursive Reminiscences of Happy Years in Scrabble, Virginia
Kilpatrick, James L.
McLean, Virginia EPM Publications 1977 0-914440-18-7 / 9780914440185 First Hard Cover Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Very clean brown cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 174 pgs. Clean unfaded dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, with one 1/4" closed tear at top spine corner. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Nationally acclaimed for his political commentary, James Jackson Kilpatrick wrote The Foxes' Union from the perspective of his home in Scrabble, Virginia. With humor that ranges from gentle to outrageous, and with moving insights into nature and the human condition, he has captured in masterful prose the simple things that matter most. 012475

Price: 15.00 USD
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Kipling's Stories for Boys, Kipling, Rudyard
96 Kipling's Stories for Boys
Kipling, Rudyard
New York Cupples & Leon 1931 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket Howard L. Hastings, Illustrator 
Clean brown cloth boards with unchipped gold lettering on cover and spine, in original illustrated dust jacket. No fading or fraying. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean. Illustrated by Howard L. Hastings, (four plates, including color frontispiece). 499 pages. Clean illustrated dust jacket with price intact has slight edgewear, some closed edge tears, two very small chips at top spine edge, hint of fading to spine. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A classic masterpiece for youth, a collection of some of the best short stories of Rudyard Kipling. Plenty of action and adventure and whimsical humor. 026495

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Soldiers Sailors and Dogs, Kyne, Peter B.
97 Soldiers Sailors and Dogs
Kyne, Peter B.
New York H. C. Kinsey & Co. 1936 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition in bright unclipped jacket. Clean blue cloth boards with yellow lettering on cover and spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 274 pages. Illustrated jacket is not price clipped (2.00 on front inside flap), tiny bit of wear to corners, a few very short closed edge tears. Small number written on spine, no other marks. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Semtimental remincense of the author's days in the Field Artillery, with some humorous fun as he pokes fun at a hard-boiled top sergeant of the regular army confronted with a drafted conscientious objector. He writes of dogs, bird dogs and Airdales which are almost human in their faithful devotion. 021184

Price: 75.00 USD
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DESERT ISLAND WINE, Lambert, Gocs, Miles
98 DESERT ISLAND WINE
Lambert, Gocs, Miles
Williamsburg, Virginia Ambeli Press 2007 1934259012 / 9781934259016 First Paperback Fine Signed
First Edition, SIGNED by the author. Clean bright trade paperback with no creasing or chipping. Binding is tight, pages and edges are clean and bright. Inscribed and signed by the author on the title page: "To Tom Pellechia, Hoping that you'll have many chuckles from these pages - Miles Lambert-Gocos." 190 pages. 025860

Price: 15.00 USD
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You've Got Me on the Hook, Lariar, Lawrence
99 You've Got Me on the Hook
Lariar, Lawrence
New York Dodd Mead 1954 First Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
First Edition in original unclipped jacket. Clean yellow cloth boards with cartoon illustration and black lettering on cover, black lettering on spine. Very slight bumping to corners, no fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Dust jacket is not price clipped (2.95 on front inside flap), has very faint water stain to two corners, otherwise bright; tiny chip at top spine edge, several closed edge tears. A catch of the funniest cartoons about fish and fishermen. 021937

Price: 30.00 USD
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100 LAST CHAPTER AND WORSE
Larson, Gary
Kansas City, MO Andrews Mcmeel Publishing 1996 0836221311 / 9780836221312 First Paperback Near Fine No Dust jacket Gary Larson, Illustrator 
Nice clean softcover book; no chipping, creasing or wear. Pages and edges are clean and bright; no names, writing or marks. Unpaginated. Illustrated with cartoons by Gary Larson. 019852

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