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Nights with Armour [*SIGNED*]

By: Armour, Richard

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, McGraw-Hill: (c.1958)

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 6976


[some wear at heel of spine, bottom corners lightly bumped, otherwise a nice clean copy with a previous owner's bookplate on the front pastedown; jacket has some edge/corner wear,a bit rubbed, front flap vertically creased]. SIGNED by the author on the ffep with a generic inscription ("All good wishes"). More "Lighthearted Light Verse." Signed by Author View more info

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My Life With Women: Confessions of a Domesticated Male

By: Armour, Richard

Price: $6.00

Publisher: New York, Mcgraw-Hill Book Company: 1968

Edition: 2nd printing

Seller ID: 12903


(price-clipped) [good solid copy, light soiling to bottom edge; jacket shows minor edgewear, some diagonal creasing at corners of both flaps]. "Starting with the girl next door, who taught him the difference between the sexes when he was eight years old, [the author] tells of his troubles with women in high school, in college, and ever since. Armour was never the Great Lover. He was the Great Loser. Much as they may boast in public, many men will identify with him... View more info

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Dear Animated Bust: Letters to Lady Juliet Duff, France 1915-1918

By: Baring, Maurice

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Wilton, Salisbury, U.K., Michael Russell (Publishing) Ltd.: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20789


[no siginficant wear to book, light spotting/foxing to edges of text block, one-time owner's name on ffep; jacket lightly rubbed, with faint soiling]. Letters home from a Royal Flying Corps staff officer stationed on the Western Front during World War I -- eccentric, whimsical, and sometimes just plain weird, written as "a civilising distraction from the mental and physical discomforts of the war, written to someone who may have missed a good deal of the subtleties,... View more info

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Four Children for the Doctor

By: Barkins, Evelyn

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Frederick Fell, Inc.: (c.1955)

Edition: Unstated edition

Seller ID: 16547


(price-clipped) [minor shelfwear, top corners slightly bumped, light dust-soiling to top edge, a touch of fading to cloth at top of spine, small bookstore stamp at bottom corner of front pastedown; jacket shows general wear at edges, small tears at a couple of corners, soiling to rear panel, spine title quite faded]. The author got a lot of literary mileage out of her experiences as "the glamorous young wife of a busy Westchester physician," this being her fourth... View more info

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At a Venture

By: Bennett, Charles A.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: 1924

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 17449


[solid copy, light shelfwear to bottom edge, dust-soiling and rubbing to red topstain; jacket has numerous chips (especially at spine, including loss of most of book title), and is split at rear hinge, but front panel is substantially complete and still attractive]. (20 full-page line drawings) Humorous essays by "a philosopher by profession, a humorist by nature, a New Englander by residence, an Oxford man by education, and an Irishman by birth." (That's just ... View more info

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I, Billy Shakespeare!

By: Blatty, William Peter

Price: $85.00

Publisher: Garden City NY, Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1965

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 22405


[nice tight copy with no discernible wear; jacket very clean and attractive, with a short closed tear and associated creasing at top of spine]. (line drawings) "A wildly amusing first-person narrative (from tapes) by a phantom William Shakespeare, in which the Bard of Avon's ghost discusses many things -- particularly the charges that he didn't write the plays. He demolishes Marlowe, the Baconian Society, Ben Jonson, and others. He also proves, for some readers, t... View more info

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The Book of Jonah, Newly Revised

By: Blechman, R.O.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Stewart, Tabori & Chang: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 17515


[nice clean copy, no discernible wear to book; tiny scrape to jacket near bottom right-hand corner]. (cartoon sketches) The eccentric cartoonist's re-imagining of the story of Jonah (including the Whale episode). View more info

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Maggie of the Suicide Fleet; as written from the log of Raymond D. Borden, Lieutenant, U.S.N.R.

By: Buranelli, Prosper

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Garden City NY, Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc.: 1930

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15274


[moderately shelfworn book, light bumping to bottom corners, spine slightly turned; jacket edgeworn, a little browned at spine, worn at spine ends, one tiny chip at bottom of front panel, small tears with very minor paper loss at front corners]. (line drawings) The true story, more or less, of the U.S.S. Margaret, the most notorious ("the worst," in the author's words) of the many private vessels that were pressed into service for submarine patrol by the U.S. Na... View more info

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The Whimsey Report; or, Sex Isn't Everything

By: Cummings, Parke

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Thomas Y. Crowell Company: 1948

Edition: 2nd printing

Seller ID: 15174


[lightly bumped at several corners, stray pencil smudge on fore-edge, contemporary gift inscription (non-authorial) on ffep; jacket shows a bit of wear at extremities, minor tears and dog-earing along top edge, light soiling, browing at flap edges, short diagonal crease at top corner of front flap]. (cartoon illustrations) Humorous "survey" of human behavior, in which the author and his crack team of researchers (a Professor Tewksbury of State University -- whic... View more info

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Handies and Footsies

By: Dunn, Bob

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Racine WI, Whitman Publishing Co.: (c.1936)

Edition: Unstated edition

Seller ID: 14402


[worn but intact copy, small piece missing at bottom right-hand corner of front cover and first few pages, small tear at top of front cover (also extending slightly into first few pages), pages browned with age but not brittle; one-time owner's name and date in pencil at top inside front cover]. (cartoon drawings) Wacky cartoon drawings illustrating a sort of variant form of charades, in this case focused exclusively on acting out "familiar phrases and popular sayin... View more info

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Lady Addle at Home

By: Dunn, Mary

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Methuen & Co. Ltd.: 1945

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20900


(no dust jacket) [some wear and fading to cloth at base of spine, top corners bumped, light general wear, faint bookseller's rubber-stamped name on front pastedown (Bertrand Smith Acres of Books, Long Beach, Calif.)]. (B&W photographs) The second (of two) Lady Addle books, gently satirical faux memoirs in which the fictional Lady Blanche Addle (née Coot), daughter of the 13th Earl of Coot, gushingly details the utterly mundane details of her utterly uninteresting life a... View more info

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Famous Fimmales With Odder Ewents From Heestory

By: Gross, Milt

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Garden City NY, Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc.: 1928

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16552


(no dust jacket) [a decent copy, shelfwear to bottom edge, binding cracking in middle of book, top front corner bumped, spine darkened and a bit soiled]. (cartoon drawings) Not-quite-Yiddish versions of the lives and exploits of Halan from Troy, Lady Godiwa, Loocritchia Borgia, etc., along with "heestorical" accounts of other episodes, e.g. "How It Got Inwanted Tenksgeeving Day," "An Antidote from De Bustun Tippotty," etc. Effrytink you knowed is... View more info

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Rhymes for the Irreverent [*SIGNED*]

By: Harburg, E.Y.

Price: $65.00

Publisher: New York, Grossman Publishers: (c.1965)

Edition: 2nd printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 22393


[no discernibile wear to book; jacket has a narrow discolored strip along the top of the front panel, otherwise quite nice]. (B&W cartoon drawings) INSCRIBED ("Peace") and SIGNED by Harburg on the ffep. Humorous doggerel by the renowned lyricist ("The Wizard of Oz"; "Finian's Rainbow"; etc.). Signed by Author View more info

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The Laughing Willow: Verses and Pictures

By: Herford, Oliver

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, George H. Doran Company: (c.1918)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18829


[light wear to edges of paper-covered boards, minor soiling to top page edges; jacket has one tiny chip at top of front panel, water-staining along spine and near bottom right corner of front panel, short closed tear at top of rear panel]. pen & ink drawings) "To see the Kaiser's Epitaph / would make a weeping willow laugh." Humorous doggerel by the writer/illustrator sometimes referred to as "the American Oscar Wilde," much of it thematically related to... View more info

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Women and Children First

By: Hewes, Cady (Bernard DeVoto)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin Co.: 1957

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 5909


[nice clean copy, but bottom front corner worn through (exposed board), tiny tear in binding at top of spine; jacket a bit rubbed, moderate edge/corner wear, a couple of tears and some paper loss at top of spine]. Suburban humor of the Fifties. View more info

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My Side

By: King Kong, as told to Walter Wager

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York/London, Collier Books/Collier Macmillan Publishers: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14091


[tight and clean book, moderate edgewear]. Trade PB The big ape tells his side of the story. "Piercing the sham, ripping off the veils, and lying a lot to get even, the planet's suavest and most sympathetic simian lets it all hang out." View more info

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Caution: Small Ensembles

By: Koren, Edward

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, Pantheon Books: (c.1983)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 3168


[small dent in bottom of rear cover; jacket mildly rubbed, slight wear along top edge]. (cartoons) A collection of the author's New Yorker cartoons from 1980-1983. View more info

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William McGonagall Meets George Gershwin: A Scottish Fantasy

By: Milligan, Spike, and Jack Hobbs

Price: $5.00

Publisher: London, Penguin Books: 1989 (c.1988)

Edition: 1st printing thus

Seller ID: 1279


[virtually as new, with the teensiest bit of handling wear]. Mass Market PB (B&W drawings) "Yes, folks. The further, incredible, utterly amazing, irrefutable facts about Scotland's worst-ever poet." View more info

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"In the President's and My Opinion..."

By: Pearce, Donald; illustrated by Arnold Roth

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Englewood Cliffs NJ, Prentice-Hall, Inc.: (c.1967)

Edition: Presumed 1st

Seller ID: 8008


[solid copy, minor wear at extremities, "V" in ink on top edge, brief gift notation on front pastedown, a little sunning to spine]. Creative and unintentionally wacky (and occasionally accidentally profound) turns of phrase, excerpted from the essays of college freshmen. (Random example: "The Greeks and the Romans at the very height of their civilizations never had it so good.") The author (a college English professor) assures us that he didn't make anyth... View more info

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More Peanuts

By: Schulz, Charles M.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Rinehart & Co. , Inc.: (c.1954)

Edition: Unstated printing

Seller ID: 10212


(illustrated boards; no dust jacket, as issued) [moderate edgewear, covers scuffed/soiled, spine browned]. (comic strips) Early printing (not 1st because no Rinehart symbol on copyright page) of the second compilation of "Peanuts" daily strips. Hardcover printings of the early Peanuts books are fairly uncommon; later compilations were, I believe, issued only as paperbacks. View more info