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A LAUGH A DAY KEEPS THE DOCTOR AWAY, Cobb, Irvin S
1 A LAUGH A DAY KEEPS THE DOCTOR AWAY Cobb, Irvin S
Garden City 1923 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Foxing to DJ; 0 14674 
Price: 14.05 USD
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A LEARICAL LEXICON: FROM THE WORKS OF EDWARD LEAR [LIMITED EDITION SIGNED TWICE], Edward Lear [Ed Myra Cohn Livingston]
2 A LEARICAL LEXICON: FROM THE WORKS OF EDWARD LEAR [LIMITED EDITION SIGNED TWICE] Edward Lear [Ed Myra Cohn Livingston]
N Y Atheneum 1985 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
B&W Illustrations; Book Details: "Mary Cohn Livingston, the widely known poet and anthologist, long a student and admirer of Edward Lear's work, has selected a variety of his outlandish words, which appear here in alphabetical order. Joseph Low, the distinguished graphic artist, who keeps Lear's books nearby for his own diversion and pleasure, has caught the true spirit of Lear in his brilliant, witty line drawings, which heightens the delightful absurdity of the words." (From text on front flap) . Condition / Notes: This is a scarce stated first printing, signed by illustrator under limitation statement at front of volume and again at top of half title page, with dedication to previous owner. Volume is bound in brown cloth with stamped dark brown lettering to spine and vignette in lower right corner of front cover. Book and dust jacket are in excellent condition. Author: Edward Lear - Edward Lear was an English artist, illustrator, author and poet, and is known now mostly for his literary nonsense in poetry and prose and especially his limericks, a form he popularized. His principal areas of work as an artist were threefold: as a draughtsman employed to illustrate birds and animals; making colored drawings during his journeys, which he reworked later, sometimes as plates for his travel books; as a (minor) illustrator of Alfred Tennyson's poems. As an author, he is known principally for his popular nonsense works, which use real and invented English words. ; Signed by Illustrator; 0 35121 
Price: 164.50 USD
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A PLEASURY OF WITTICISMS & WORD PLAY: A COLLECTION OF IMMORTAL WIT, WHIMSICAL VERSE AND OTHER LITERARY TOURS DE FORCE, Lake, Anthony B.
3 A PLEASURY OF WITTICISMS & WORD PLAY: A COLLECTION OF IMMORTAL WIT, WHIMSICAL VERSE AND OTHER LITERARY TOURS DE FORCE Lake, Anthony B.
Bramhall House, 1975 0805511474 / 9780805511475 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 0 14469 
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4 A ROCK IN EVERY SNOWBALL 1st ed 0i50 Sullivan, Frank
May not be noted. First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Sullivan, Frank A Rock In Every Snowball Little Brown and Co., Boston c.1946 Stated First Edition.. 8vo., 220 pages. Tan cloth over boards hardbound with no dust jacket in very good condition HUMOR HUMOUR; 0 6404 
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A TREASURY OF AMERICAN ANECDOTES (ISBN: 0883656167), Botkin, B. A. (Ed)
5 A TREASURY OF AMERICAN ANECDOTES (ISBN: 0883656167) Botkin, B. A. (Ed)
NY Galahad Books 1992 0883656167 / 9780883656167 Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 0 16900 
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ADAM'S DIARY, Mark Twain
6 ADAM'S DIARY Mark Twain
Harper & Brothers 1904 First Trade Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket Illustrated by F Strothman 
B&W Illustrations; Frontis. 12mo. Red cloth sunned spine, very good. As usual the frontis and title are lightly foxed. Contents VG+. Numerous illustration by F Strothman. ; 0 36278 
Price: 46.95 USD
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AESOP UP-TO-DATE, Zimler, Robert L.
7 AESOP UP-TO-DATE Zimler, Robert L.
May not be noted. First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket Illustrated by Roy McKie 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; B&W Illustrations; McKie, Roy Text: Zimler, Robert L AESOP UP-TO-DATE Clarkson N. Potter New York 1964. The old Classic Fables With A Modern Twist. First Edition VG 128 p. ; 0 7048 
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ALIAS BILL ARP; CHARLES HENRY SMITH AND THE SOUTH'S "GOODLY HERITAGE" 15112, Parker, David B.
8 ALIAS BILL ARP; CHARLES HENRY SMITH AND THE SOUTH'S "GOODLY HERITAGE" 15112 Parker, David B.
University of Georgia Press 1991 0820313106 / 9780820313108 First Edition Hardcover As New in As New dust jacket 
Newspaper; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 197 pages; Arp 1861-1903 was the most widely read newspaper humorist. Publ 1991; 0 23644 
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AMERICAN PLACE NAMES, Holt, Alfred
9 AMERICAN PLACE NAMES Holt, Alfred
N Y Thomas Y. Crowell Company 1938 Presumed 1st Hardcover Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 222 pages; DJ with sunned spine and shallow chips. Humorous prnonuciation of place names.; 0 34060 
Price: 46.95 USD
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AN AUTO-ANALYSIS HOW ONE FRIAR MET THE DEVIL AND TWO PURSUED HIM, Eugene Field
10 AN AUTO-ANALYSIS HOW ONE FRIAR MET THE DEVIL AND TWO PURSUED HIM Eugene Field
H. M. Caldwell 1901 Hardcover Fine with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 12mo 7" - 7" tall; First edition, fine condition, 1901; 0 19707 
Price: 42.25 USD
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11 BEN PRESERVE US Bermant, Chaim
May not be noted. First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Bermant, Chaim BEN PRESERVE US London: Chapman & Hall, 1965. Hard Cover. V Good/V Good. First Edition. Auto biography with humorous notes of man who wantd to become a Rabbi; 0 6095 
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BEST GOLF HUMOR From Gold Digest, Sheehan Larry
12 BEST GOLF HUMOR From Gold Digest Sheehan Larry
NY Simon & Schuster 1971 Presumed 1st Hardcover Very Good in Good+ dust jacket 
Golf; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Bny; 8vo; 160 pages; 0 11700 
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BRACEBRIDGE HALL OR THE HUMORISTS, Irving, Washington
13 BRACEBRIDGE HALL OR THE HUMORISTS Irving, Washington
May not be noted. Near Fine with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Irving, Washinggton BRACEBRIDGE HALL or The Humorists Chicago: Donohue, Henneberry & Co. HC. Near Fine/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 110 illustrations. ; 0 8623 
Price: 18.24 USD
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C'EST LA VIE THE BEST CARTOONS OF CHAVAL, Chaval,
14 C'EST LA VIE THE BEST CARTOONS OF CHAVAL Chaval,
May not be noted. Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Gags; Cartoons; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; CHAVAL C'est La Vie, The Best Cartoons of Chaval Citadel Press New York, NY 1957. Hardbound 10X7 in, Unpaginated, about 83 pages. ; 0 4933 
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CAN YOU TOP THIS?, Ford, Ed, Hershfield, Harry Laurie Jr. , Joe, Illustrated by Cartoons and Sketches by The Authors
15 CAN YOU TOP THIS? Ford, Ed, Hershfield, Harry Laurie Jr. , Joe, Illustrated by Cartoons and Sketches by The Authors
May not be noted. First Edition Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Ford, "Senator" Ed, Harry Hershfield and Joe Laurie, Jr. Can You Top This? Garden City , NY: Blue Ribbon Books, 1945. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket. Child's pencil marks inside front cover. ; 0 6927 
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CAVALCADE OF COMEDY, Kronenberger, Louis
16 CAVALCADE OF COMEDY Kronenberger, Louis
Simon & Schuster Moma 1953 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 5 12457 
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CAVALCADE OF COMEDY 21 BRILLIANT PLAYS FROM JONSON AND WYCHERLEY TO THURBER AND COWARD, Kronenberger, Louis [editor]
17 CAVALCADE OF COMEDY 21 BRILLIANT PLAYS FROM JONSON AND WYCHERLEY TO THURBER AND COWARD Kronenberger, Louis [editor]
NY Simon & Schuster 1953 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 6 15248 
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Charles O'malley: The Irish Dragoon [ct In 2 Vols], Lever, Charles ; editor: Harry Lorrequer
18 Charles O'malley: The Irish Dragoon [ct In 2 Vols] Lever, Charles ; editor: Harry Lorrequer
Dublin William Curry, Jun. and Company, 1841 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
b/w; 348, 336 pages; Nicely bound in 3/4 brn morocco over marbled boards boards scuffed leather is very nice and no doubt later. Contents are clean with VG plates absent of the customary foxing or toning. ; 0 37278 
Price: 46.95 USD
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CHRISTOPHER MORLEY'S BRIEFCASE, Morley, Christopher
19 CHRISTOPHER MORLEY'S BRIEFCASE Morley, Christopher
Philadelphia Lippincott 1936 First Edition Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
7.625:"; 64 pages; 1st ed, 1st state with PLAza at end of p64. Soil to front cover. ; 0 34822 
Price: 23.45 USD
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CHRISTOPHER MORLEY'S BRIEFCASE, Morley, Christopher
20 CHRISTOPHER MORLEY'S BRIEFCASE Morley, Christopher
Philadelphia Lippincott 1936 First Edition Paperback Fine with no dust jacket 
7.625:"; 64 pages; 1st ed, 1st state with PLAza at end of p64. ; 0 34823 
Price: 30.97 USD
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