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HOW TO LIVE WITH A NEUROTIC HUSBAND

By: Baker, Stephen

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Garden City, New York, Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Artist

Seller ID: 007481


"Husbands become neurotic when they discover that -- like so many of their married friends -- they have a wife. The thought occurs to them soon after the wedding, usually the morning after as the effect of champagne begins to wear off. The discovery leaves them in a state of shock." Illustrated by John Huehnegarth, with gift inscription by artist on front free endpaper. 122 pp. Blue cloth covers with white title lettering on spine. Missing DJ. Cover corners are r... View more info

AT A VENTURE

By: Bennett, Charles A.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers Publishers: 1924

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 006667


With drawings by Clarence Day Jr. 184 pp. Missing DJ. Brown paper boards with green linen spine and faded gilt lettering on spine. Cover corners are bumped and top corners have exposed boards, edges are rubbed, minor scuffing to cover faces, spine ends are bent and starting to fray. Red top page edge. Endpaper browning. Previous owner's name written on front free endpaper. Interior page edges are browning, light foxing throughout. Book in Good condition. View more info

TOM BRENEMAN'S 200,000 FOR BREAKFAST

By: Breneman, Tom

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Battle Creek, Mich., Kellogg Company: 1943

Seller ID: 007102


Tales By Tom, Bobbles By Bobbie, Corn By Cornie, Cracks By Carl. With an Introduction by Mrs. Bob Hope. 48 pp. Paper covers with illustration of Tom Breneman on front. Cover corners are creased and bent, edges worn, heavy soiling to cover faces, creasing to spine, rubbing and wear along spine edge. Interior pages are clean, some creasing to corners. View more info

10,000 JOKES, TOASTS AND STORIES

By: Copeland, Lewis and Faye

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Garden City, New Jersey, Garden City Books: 1940

Seller ID: 006366


Arranged by Subject and Completely Indexed for Ready Reference. 1020 pages with index. Turquoise cloth covers with gilt lettering on spine. Cover corners are bumped and rubbed to boards, edges rubbed to boards with small sections on top edge and side edge torn. Rubbed joints. Spine ends are bent, fraying with small tears. Water stains to page edges. Gift inscription on front free endpaper. Browning page edges. Interior tight and clean. Book in Good+ to VG- condition. View more info

WAITFUL WATCHING, OR UNCLE SAM AND THE FIGHT IN DAME EUROPA'S SCHOOL

By: Ford, James L.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Frederick A. Stokes Company: 1916

Seller ID: 006669


Four illustrated drawings by Reginald Birch. 56 pp. Tan paper boards with image of "Uncle Sam" on front cover. Cover corners and edges are bumped and rubbed, covers are very dirty with smudging and rubbing, spine ends are bent and creased. Small hole on front cover edge. Top page edge browning with some foxing marks. Previous owner's bookplate adhered to front inside cover. Interior pages are lightly browning along edges, otherwise clean. Book in Good condition. View more info

LAKE WOBEGON DAYS

By: Kellor, Garrison

Price: $12.50

Publisher: New York, NY, U.S.A., Viking Penguin: 1985

Seller ID: 002590


Laid in TIME MAGAZINEcover, November 4, 1985 with Kellor on the cover, and article. DJ in VG+ condition with light wear to corner and edges. Book clean and crisp. View more info

MORE NONSENSE

By: Lear, Edward

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, Frederick Warne and Co. Ltd.:

Seller ID: 006695


With all the Original Pictures and Verses. From the Original Authentic Edition. No publishing date. Unpaginated. Orange paper over boards with olive linen spine. DJ with tears and chipping to edges and corners, dirty on front and back, browning to inside. Cover corners and edges are bumped and rubbed to boards, wear to cover faces, spine ends are bent and fraying. Small bookshop sticker and previous owner's name on front free endpaper. Interior clean. Book in VG- conditi... View more info

THE FOLIO BOOK OF HUMOROUS ANCEDOTES

By: Leeson, Edward

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, The Folio Society:

Seller ID: 006616


Brand new copy of book and slipcase wrapped in plastic, unopened and in mint condition. Lemon yellow cloth covers with burgandy slipcase. View more info

NOAH AN' JONAH AN' CAP'N JOHN SMITH: A BOOK OF HUMOROUS VERSE

By: Marquis, Don

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, D. Appleton and Company: 1923

Seller ID: 006087


158 pp. Red cloth covers with gilt lettering on front and spine. No DJ. Covers are Fair with corners rubbed to boards, edges rubbed, rubbing/fading to cover faces. Spine has white marks, spine ends are bent, fraying with some small tears. Pen writing on pages 9 and 11. Some corners are dog-earred/creased. Small bookstore sticker on back inside cover. Book in Good condition. View more info

AMUSING AND POPULAR RIDDLES (LITTLE BLUE BOOK NO. 1175)

By: n/a

Price: $2.50

Publisher: Girard, Kansas, Haldeman-Julius Publications:

Seller ID: 007055


Little Blue Book No. 1175. Edited by E. Haldeman-Julius. 64 pp. No publication date. Missing cover. Wear to corners and edges, edges darkened, rubbing and tears to spine near staple binding and spine ends. Back lower corner torn and missing. Interior pages clean, no marks. Book in Good- condition. Little Blue Books were originally written to allow the working class the same access as the "educated" class to works of literature, science, language and other educati... View more info

BILL NYE'S REMARKS

By: Nye, Edgar W.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, F. Tennyson Neely: 1896

Seller ID: 006192


With over 150 illustrations by J. H. Smith. 504 pp. Grey cloth decorative covers with silver image of man on front and silver lettering on spine. Cover corners are bumped and rubbed to boards, edges are rubbed, dirt smudges, faded edges. Spine ends are bent and frayed. Front hinge broken. Loose spine. Endpapers and interior pages are browning and are foxed. Book in Good condition. View more info

Complete Book of Insults, Boasts, and Riddles

By: Roylance, William H.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: West Nyack, New York, Parker Publishing Company: 1970

Seller ID: 001818


"Here are hundreds of put downs, witticisms, incredible boasts, tongue-lashings, retorts, brain-twisters, "put him in his place-ers," wisecracks, good-natured ribbings, quips, and other kindly remarks that give you the immediate advantage over any person or situation!" 255 pp. DJ is VG- with wear to corners and edges, small tears to spine ends and joint corners. Light wear to cover corners and edges. Interior tight and clean. Book is VG+. View more info

"I'LL TELL YOU WHY"

By: Sale, Charles (Chic)

Price: $16.00

Publisher: St. Louis, Specialist Publishing Company: 1930

Seller ID: 005777


Another Masterpiece of Humor by the author of "The Specialist". 45 pp. Eight illustrations by Percy Vogt. Missing DJ. Brown paper boards have some bumping to corners and spine edges. Foxing to page edges. Interior is tight and clean. Book in VG condition. View more info

LIFE IN A PUTTY KNIFE FACTORY

By: Smith, H. Allen

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Garden City, New York, Doubleday, Doran and Company, Inc.: 1943

Seller ID: 005964


296 pp. Red cloth covers with decorative spine. Cover corners are bumped and rubbed, edges rubbed. Spine is faded from sun exposure, and spine tips are bent, fraying and torn. Spotting on cover faces, water mark (?) on front. Long page edge untrimmed. Marks on front free endpaper. Small bookstore sticker on back inside cover. Some very light foxing on interior, otherwise tight. Book in Good condition. View more info

FIVE HUNDRED RIDDLES: CONUNDRUMS AND PROBLEMS (LITTLE BLUE BOOK NO. 893)

By: Smith, Lloyd E.

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Girard, Kansas, Haldeman-Julius Publications:

Seller ID: 007035


Little Blue Book No. 893. Edited by E. Haldeman-Julius. 62 pp. No publication date. Yellow paper covers. Wear to cover corners and edges, small tear to bottom front cover, rubbing and tears to spine ends. Interior pages clean, some small foxing spots. Book in Good+ condition. Little Blue Books were originally written to allow the working class the same access as the "educated" class to works of literature, science, language and other educational ideas. View more info

TALL STORIES: THE RISE AND TRIUMPH OF THE GREAT AMERICAN WHOPPER

By: Thomas, Lowell

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Funk & Wagnalls Company: 1931

Edition: Fifth Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 005982


"The practise of talking tall is, of course, old in American custom. It has been one of the classic elements of American comedy. Tall stories have been told for generations." 245 pages with index. Orange cloth covers with corners that are bumped, rubbed and faded edges. Spine is faded and spine tips are bent. Cover appears darkened and dirty. Cocked spine. Two laid-in newspaper articles on front inside cover and front free endpaper, with ffep stained yell... View more info

MY LIFE AND HARD TIMES

By: Thurber, James

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: 1933

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 006067


Humorous illustrations by the author. 153 pp. Second Printing M-H. Missing DJ. Yellow pictorial cloth covers with illustrations by the author that wrap around from the front to back covers. Cover corners are bumped and rubbed to boards, edges are rubbed with some bumping, dirt smudges to cover faces, small spots and dark marks to covers. Spine is darkened and stained, spine tips are bent and fraying with small tears, tear to top of back joint. Rubbing to title sti... View more info