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1 Boysi Himself
Allan, Glenn
New York Samuel Curl, Inc. 1946 First 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

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Play It Again, Sam, Allen, Woody
2 Play It Again, Sam
Allen, Woody
New York Random House 1969 First 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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How to Draw Cartoons Successfully, Anderson, Carl
3 How to Draw Cartoons Successfully
Anderson, Carl
Cleveland / New York World Publishing 1942 Tower Books Edition Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Second printing (Tower Books Edition) in original dust jacket. Clean red cloth boards with small yellow cartoon on cover, yellow lettering on spine. Very light surface wear at spine ends (no fraying), binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. 190 pages. Jacket is clean except for a little fading and foxing to background of title box on spine; small chips at top spine edge. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 46 practical, easy lessons on cartooning by the creator of HENRY and other famous cartoons. 028564

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4 Lady in the Shower
Arno, Peter
New York Simon & Schuster 1967 First 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

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The Young Visiters - Or, Mr. Salteena's Plan, Ashford, Daisy
5 The Young Visiters - Or, Mr. Salteena's Plan
Ashford, Daisy
New York George H. Doran 1919 Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean book with original dust jacket. Decorated paper-covered boards. Small closed tear to lower corner of spine at fold (under 1/2"), otherwise clean and unworn. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with blank endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Frontispiece photo portrait of the nine-year old author. Preface by J. M. Barrie. 105 pages. Dust jacket is clean (very slight age toning), has slight edge wear and a few short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 025694

Price: 25.00 USD
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The Big City, or the New Mayhew, Atkinson, Alex and Ronald Searle
6 The Big City, or the New Mayhew
Atkinson, Alex and Ronald Searle
New York George Braziller, Inc. 1959 First 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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The Man Who Could Grow Hair or Inside Andorra, Attwood, William
7 The Man Who Could Grow Hair or Inside Andorra
Attwood, William
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1949 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket Roger Duvoisin, Illustrator 
Very clean first edition hardcover book in original dust jacket. Clean decorated paper-covered boards. Tiny bump to one corner tip. No soiling or fading. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with fun drawings by Roger Duvoisin. 240 pages. Clean dust jacket is price-clipped at upper corner of front inside flap, has tiny chips at top spine edge, a couple of very short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Hilarious autobiogaphical book chronicling the cockeyed misadventures of an American reporter in Europe and Africa, 1946-1948. Written by a man gifted with humor and an eye for oddments and quirks, this book will bring both guffaws and the deeper, subtler pleasure of humor to anyone who can see that politicans are not everyone and that people are much more than "problems" to people who know that laughter is eternal. 028392

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Games Dogs Play, Baker, Stephen
8 Games Dogs Play
Baker, Stephen
McGraw-Hill 1979 0070034516 / 9780070034518 First 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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A Breath of French Air, Bates, H. E.
9 A Breath of French Air
Bates, H. E.
London Michael Joseph 1959 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition in clean bright original illustrated jacket. Clean blue cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. 159 pages. Dust jacket is clean and bright (design by Broom Lynne); price clipped at bottom corner of front inside flap, no chips. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Readers of "The Darling Buds of May" will need no introduction to the Larkins, the joyful family of country dealers and fruit pickers who live in uninhibited affluence and sublim indifference to accepted conventions. Well, here they are again in all their glory as they step outside their rural paradise for an excursion into another world. Armed with plenty of tax-free cash, their Rolls-Royce and little French, they take their first holiday abroad. Care to join them? 025621

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Benchley - Or Else!, Benchley, Robert
10 Benchley - Or Else!
Benchley, Robert
New York Harper & Brothers 1938 First 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
11 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
12 Good Bye, Ava
Bissell, Richard
Boston/Toronto Atlantic/Little Brown 1960 First 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

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13 Life with My Mary
Breig, Joseph A.
Milwaukee Bruce Publishing Co. 1955 First 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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In a Sunburned Country, Bryson, Bill
14 In a Sunburned Country
Bryson, Bill
New York Broadway 2000 0767903854 / 9780767903851 First Unknown Fine Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing in clean unclipped dust jacket. Very clean light green boards with blue spine, silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound. Pages and edges are clean and bright with clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A deliciously funny, fact-filled and adventurous travel narrative by an author who is the best at combining humor, wonder, and unflagging curiosity. 028132

Price: 12.00 USD
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A Gift from the Boys, Buchwald, Art
15 A Gift from the Boys
Buchwald, Art
New York Harper & Brothers 1958 First 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
16 I Think I Don't Remember
Buchwald, Art
New York G. P. Putnam's 1987 0-399-13325-9 / 9780399133251 First 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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17 The Way of Ecben: A Comedietta Involving an Gentleman
Cabell, James Branch
New York Robert M. McBride & Co. 1929 First 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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18 Laughter Incorporated
Cerf, Bennett
Garden City Garden City Books 1955 Eighth Printing Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket Paul Galdone, Illustrator 
Very clean unfaded charcoal gray boards with red illustration on cover, red lettering on spine. No bumping, no wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 191 pgs. with illustrations by Paul Galdone. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, price clip to top inside corner of front dustjacket flap. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Humor. 016021

Price: 10.00 USD
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The Laugh's On Me, Cerf, Bennett
19 The Laugh's On Me
Cerf, Bennett
Garden City, NY Doubleday 1959 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Jacket 
Stated First Edition in clean unclipped original dust jacket. Bright yellow cloth boards with black lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean decorated endpapers (previous owner name neatly penned at top edge of front free endpaper). Illustrations by Doug Anderson. 480 pages. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped (3.95 on front inside flap), Tiny chips and slight wear to dust jacket paper at spine ends, corners; very faint water stain top rear panel edge. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 2,000 stories, anecdotes, and amiable observations, conveniently arranged for retelling in 100 categories. 024582

Price: 20.00 USD
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For Poachers Only - And the Giles Stories, Chance, Jack
20 For Poachers Only - And the Giles Stories
Chance, Jack
London Adam & Charles Black 1956 second printing Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Jacket Bernard Venables; Alex Jardin 
Clean green cloth boards with silver 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. 71 pp. with ten drawings by Bernard Venables and Alex Jardine. Dustjacket is not price clipped, has a few tiny closed edge tears, very slight wear at top spine edge, hint of soiling to rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A humorous collection of stories which describe certain fishing incidents and which originally appeared in "The Field" and the "Journal of the Fly-Fisher's Club." 020784

Price: 18.00 USD
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