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Shocking Fish Tales: Fish, Romance, and Death in Pictures. (Copy 2)

By Troll, Ray, illus., and Brad Matsen, text

Berkeley, CA: Ten Speed Press, 1993. PB. 8 1/2 x 9. Softcover, laminated cardstock covers with flaps, as new. " . . . like a comic strip gone full-length cartoon feature -- the mysteries of the deep, of the strange, the hideous and the wonderful, and of human behavior on the planet all appear on the extended canvas of this book.

$8.00

Shocking Fish Tales: Fish, Romance, and Death in Pictures. (Copy 1)

By Troll, Ray, illus., and Brad Matsen, text

Berkeley, CA: Ten Speed Press, 1993. PB. 8 1/2 x 9. Softcover, laminated cardstock covers with flaps, as new. " . . . like a comic strip gone full-length cartoon feature -- the mysteries of the deep, of the strange, the hideous and the wonderful, and of human behavior on the planet all appear on the extended canvas of this book.

$8.00

The Hatless Man: An Anthology of Odd & Forgotten Manners

By Kortum, Sarah

New York: Viking, 1995. First. 7 3/4 x 9 1/2. Hardcover, red cloth with gold stamping, Searle drawing stamped on front board, marbleized endpapers, 2/c printing. A nice book, nicely designed and nice printed. A compendium of artfully chosen commentaries on the vagaries of manners throughout the years, arranged by categories of persons concerned.

$12.00

Amphigorey Too

By Gorey, Edward

New York: Berkeley Publishing Corp, 1977. PB. 8 x 11. Casebound PB, spine darkened, one darker splotch thereon, corners bumped, otherwise very good. A compilation, which includes, among others, my personal favorites, The Pious Infant, The Gilded Bat, and The Deranged Cousins.

$18.00

Classics of Western Literature: Bloom County 1986 - 1989

By Breathed, Berke

Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1990. FIRST. 10 x 10 7/8. Softcover with full-page, full-color cartoon panel, some flare, slightly bumped corners, otherwise very good.

$10.00

Shocking Fish Tales: Fish, Romance, and Death in Pictures. Copy 1

By Troll, Ray (artist)

Berkeley, CA: Ten Speed, 1993. First thus. 8 1/2 x 9. Paperback, shiny self-flapped wrappers, in as-new condition. Troll's art is satiric in the best sense, fun to look at and thoughtful as well. He has his dark side, and his drawings are wonderful. Not for the ordinary, everyday fisherperson.

$9.00

The Headless Bust: A Melancholy Meditation on the False Millennium. Copy 1

By Gorey, Edward

New York: Harcourt Brace & Co, 1999. First thus. 7 1/2 x 7 1/2. Hardcover, square, printed paper/boards, matches the dj. Both in near fine condition. One of the late author's last books. A sample: ". . .To the south, in the cemetery a wrong coffin in a newly dug grave was found to contain rolls of used wallpaper.

$13.50

The Haunted Tea-Cosy: A Dispirited and Distasteful Diversion for Christmas. Copy 4

By Gorey, Edward

New York: Harcourt Brace & Co, 1997. First thus. 7 1/2 x 7 1/2. Hardcover, square, printed paper/boards, matches the dj. Both in near fine condition. One of the late author's last books.

$12.50

The Book of the SubGenius: The Sacred Teachings of J.R. "Bob" Dobbs

By Dobbs, J.R. "Bob".

New York: Simon & Schuster, 1987. Later prtg. 8 1/2 x 11. A Fireside Book. PB. For erstwhile fans of "Mad" magazine, a different kind of commentary on social strangeness. Very good condition.

$14.00

The Natural History of Nonsense

By Evans, Bergen

Alfred A. Knopf, 1946. 3d ptg. brown cloth w/ embossed design on front & gold stamping on spine; pages browning, corners bumped. PO's signature & bookplate of another O on ffep, a 3rd owner's bookplate on front pastedown, G+. Wrapped in Mylar.

$14.00

Amphigorey Too

By Gorey, Edward

New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1975. FIRST. 8 1/4 x 11 1/4. Hardcover, coated, illustrated boards, two faint smudges on contents page, 6 pages tiny turn-downs, slight tilt, very good; dj chipped at peripheries. A nice copy. A companion volume to Amphigorey. Includes The Gilded Bat, The Pious Infant, The Deranged Cousins, and The Beastly Baby.

$62.50

The Headless Bust: A Melancholy Meditation on the False Millennium. Copy 2

By Gorey, Edward

New York: Harcourt Brace & Co, 1999. First thus. 7 1/2 x 7 1/2. Hardcover, square, printed paper/boards, matches the dj. Both in near fine condition. One of the late author's last books. A sample: ". . .To the south, in the cemetery a wrong coffin in a newly dug grave was found to contain rolls of used wallpaper."

$13.50

Oral Sadism and the Vegetarian Personality: Readings from the Journal of Polymorphous Perversity

By Ellenbogen, Glenn C., Ph.D., ed

New York: Brunner/Mazel. Stonesong Press, 1986. later ptg. 6 1/4 x 9 1/4. Rust cloth boards, slightly bowed; dj very good. Includes pieces on new, improved delusions; toys for tots; psychobotany; a book review: Buddha Meets Kohut: Western Civilization as a Transitional Object. A must read for any therapist.

$9.00

The Coward's Almanac, Or The Yellow Pages

By Kitman, Marvin Drawings by Lou Myers

Doubleday & Company, 1975. FIRST, stated. 5 3/8 x 8 1/2. Lean, mild bumping and soiling; dj edge wear, shelf wear, several closed tears. G+G.

$9.00

The Haunted Tea-Cosy: A Dispirited and Distasteful Diversion for Christmas. Copy 3

By Gorey, Edward

New York: Harcourt Brace & Co, 1997. First thus. 7 1/2 x 7 1/2. Hardcover, square, printed paper/boards, matches the dj. Both in near fine condition. One of the late author's last books.

$12.50

Ray Troll's Shocking Fish Tales: Fish, Romance, and Death in Pictures.

By Troll, Ray [artist]

Berkeley, CA: Ten Speed Press, 1993. First thus. 8 1/2 x 9. Paperback, self-flapping shiny, pictorial wrappers. As new. Ray Troll's artwork of the piscine (Alaskan) world is totally original: witty, detailed, informed, and intricate. This book, with Matsen's text, is a charming showpiece of the Troll sensibility. Fun.

$10.00

Maureen Birnbaum, Barbarian Swordsperson

By Effinger, George Alec

New York: Guild America Books, 1993. First. 5 3/4 x 8 1/2. Hardcover, boards marred; dustjacket closed tears. From the front dj flap: "Like, there she was, Maureen Danielle "Muffy" Birnbaum--in a cute little ski outfit from L.L. Bean--all set to go barreling down . . . when she got this weird feeling inside. Next thing she knew, she was standing stark naked on Mars. . . ." Slight, to say the least, but fun.

$6.00