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Nine Holes of Golf

By Cortissoz, Royal

NY: Charles Scribner's Sons. Very Good with no dust jacket; Boards worn and sunned, else a clean, tight . copy.. 1922. First Edition. Softcover. viii, 97 pp. Frontispiece illustration by Tony Sarg. Yellow cloth spine with color pictorial paper-covered boards. A collection of humorous essays about golf. ; 198 pages .

$150.00

The History of the Hen Fever: A Humorous Record

By Burnham, George P.

Boston: James French and Company. Good with no dust jacket; Boards worn, foxing, gift inscription on front . free endpaper.. 1855. Second Edition. Hardcover. Blue blindstamped cloth with gilt design of chicken stamped on front boards and titles on spine. Frontispiece engraving of Queen Victoria. 36 pp; 326 pp + 7 pp of publisher’s ads. 36-page chapter preceding the text, added by the author to address critique that he orchestrated a negative but successful propaganda campaign in American pulpits and newspapers to publicize his bestselling satire of the mid-nineteenth century craze for breeding fancy chickens (inspired by Queen Victoria). Many humorous engravings of various chickens, pigs, and other subjects. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

$30.00

My Northern Exposure: The Kawa at the Pole

By Traprock, Walter E. ; [Chappell, George Shepard]

NY: G. P. Putnam's Sons. Very Good with no dust jacket; Boards rubbed and toned.. 1922. Hardcover. Gray cloth binding with gilt lettering on front boards and spine. Many photos. A parody of Arctic adventure and travel books. Color endpapers by Rockwell Kent of walrus in an Arctic night. Written by George Shepard Chappell under his Traprock pen name. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 245 pages .

$25.00

The Trials of Lenny Bruce: The Fall and Rise of an American Icon

By Collins, Robert K. L. ; Smoker, David M.

Naperville, IL: Sourcebooks Inc.. Very Good. 2002. First Printing. Softcover. 1570718377 . Pictorial softcover. x 562 pages. CD, black and white photo section, appendices, notes, bibliography, and index. An authoritative work on the career and free speech battles of Lenny Bruce told through text and an accompanying audio CD. CD appears unopened. .

$10.00

Queen Jane’s Version:  The Holy Bible for Adults Only
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Queen Jane’s Version: The Holy Bible for Adults Only

By Rankin, Douglas A.

Dallas: Dallas Emporia Press. Good in Very Good dust jacket; Owner name on front free endpaper, light . underlining in pen through page 57.. 1999. First Edition. Hardcover. 0966520866 . Dark blue cloth. xviii, 1,129 pages. R-rated parody version of The Holy Bible. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall .

$25.00

The Ascent of Rum Doodle
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The Ascent of Rum Doodle

By Bowman, W. E.

NY: The Vanguard Press. Good in Good dust jacket; Boards worn, jacket sunned, tattered, and soiled.. 1956. First Printing. Hardcover. Quarterbound cloth. Black and white photos and vintage illustrations. Cheeky tale of mock Mount Everest expedition. Neate X39. ; 141 pages .

$30.00

Fields for President
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Fields for President

By Fields, W. C.

NY: Dodd, Mead & Co. Very Good with no dust jacket; Boards rubbed, spine sunned.. 1940. Hardcover. Red pictorial cloth. ; 120 pages .

$15.00

Peeps At People:  Being Certain Papers from the Writings of Anne  Warrington Witherup
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Peeps At People: Being Certain Papers from the Writings of Anne Warrington Witherup

By Bangs, John Kendrick

NY: Harper and Brothers. Very Good with no dust jacket; Boards rubbed, light foxing to rear several . leaves.. 1899. First Edition. Hardcover. Dark green cloth with orange, black, and white design of woman writing in notepad on front boards. 185 pp + 6 pp publisher's ads. Many black and white plates by Edward Penfield. A collection of humorous stories imagining interviews with famous people of the day (polar explorer Fridtjof Nansen, authors Rudyard Kipling and Emile Zola, etc) by intrepid female reporter Witherup. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall .

$25.00

Irish and Scotch Mixed:  An Irish Bull
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Irish and Scotch Mixed: An Irish Bull

By Lewis, E. C.

Boston: The Mutual Book Company. Good with no dust jacket; Front hinge cracked, pages toned.. 1912. Hardcover. Patterned light green cloth with dark green and orange design of Scottish man in kilt and Irish man with pipe and shillelagh. A collection of ethnic humorous jokes and short bits. Measures 6 x 5 inches. ; 62 pages .

$15.00

The Second Coming of Toulouse-Lautrec
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The Second Coming of Toulouse-Lautrec

By Searle, Ronald

London: Weidenfeld & Nicholson. Very Good in Fair dust jacket; Jacket heavily tattered and torn.. 1970. First English Edition. Hardcover. 029700106x . Red cloth binding. A collection of Searle's illustrations imagining what the diminutive artist's typical day might be. ; Oblong 8vo 8" to 9" tall; 50 pages .

$30.00

A Peasant of West Brattleboro
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A Peasant of West Brattleboro

By Chase, David

Brattleboro, VT: Elm Corners Press. Very Good; Covers lightly scuffed.. 1987. First Printing. Softcover. 0961875003 . Inscribed by the author on the front flyleaf. A collection of humorous pieces previously published in the Bratteboro Reformer (Vermont). Foreword by Norman Runnion. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 174 pages; Signed by Author .

$10.00

The Sayings and Doings of Samuel Slick, Esq. :  Together with His Opinion  on Matrimony
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The Sayings and Doings of Samuel Slick, Esq. : Together with His Opinion on Matrimony

By Haliburton, Judge; [Haliburton, Thomas Chandler]

NY: Dick & Fitzgerald. Very Good with no dust jacket; Spine faded, author name penciled on title . page.. N.D.. Reprint. Hardcover. Green cloth blindstamped on front and rear boards and in gilt on spine. Yellow endpapers. Handsome bookplate (Frederick Holbrook and Grace Cabot Holbrook) on front pastedown. A reprint of humorous sketches originally printed by the Nova Scotia lawyer and legislator in various newspapers in the 1830s-40s. They feature an earthy "Yankee" fellow, Sam Slick, who speaks in dialect, often crudely but to the point, making fun of "upper crust" types and Englishmen. 263 pages plus 8 pages of publisher's ads at rear. Circa 1864 based on publisher announcements of just published titles. ; Library of Sam Slick's Works .

$40.00

The Mystery of the Hated Man and Then Some
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The Mystery of the Hated Man and Then Some

By Flagg, James Montgomery

NY: George H. Doran Company. Good with no dust jacket; Boars rubbed, cover illustration foxed, spine . cracked.. 1916. First Edition. Hardcover. A collection of humorous short stories previously published in Harper's Weekly. Illustrations by the author, renowned for his Uncle Sam military recruitment poster "I Want YOU!". Red cloth with illustration pasted on front boards. Illustrated endpapers. ; 265 pages .

$20.00

Billy Baxter\'s Letters
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Billy Baxter's Letters

By Kountz, William J. , Jr.

Harmarville, PA: Duquesne Distributing Co.. Good with no dust jacket; Two inch split to spine, owner name on front . free endpaper, lateral crack to front pastedown.. 1899. Hardcover. Tan decorative cloth with elaborate designs of postal box on front and rear boards signed F. H. . Frontispiece photo of the author and many black and white illustrations, several by Anna Burnham. Title page printed in black with raven vignette in center separately printed in red. vii, 90 pp. Measures 6.5 x 4 inches. Top edges gilt. Printed by Lakeside Press. Preface by George McC. Kountz notes that the author died prematurely at age 31 years and that this volume of collected stories, two of which were never previously published, is meant as a posthumous tribute. A collection of the popular, humorous advertising stories penned by Pennsylvania patent medicine huckster William J. Kountz, Jr. To promote his Red Raven Splits, single dose bottles of sparkling aperient water which was touted to cure hangovers, dyspepsia, and all manner of ills. One ad trumpeted that the beverage clears the head, sweetens the stomach and cools the blood, while another recommended that the salient laxative was for high livers livers. .

$15.00

Knitting-Work:  A Web of Many Textures Wrought by Ruth Partington (B. P.  Shillaber.)
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Knitting-Work: A Web of Many Textures Wrought by Ruth Partington (B. P. Shillaber.)

By Shillaber, B[enjamin]. P[enhallow]. ; Partington, Ruth

Boston: Brown, Taggard & Chase. Good with no dust jacket; Front free endpaper removed, boards worn, . corners rounded, spine cocked.. 1859. First Edition. Hardcover. Brown blindstamped cloth with titles stamped in gilt on spine. Frontispiece engraving and seven other engraved plates. Shillaber was an editor and humorist who used the pseudonym of his elderly woman character, Ruth Partington, in this collection of humorous pieces about patent medicines, taking the waters at Saratoga, organ grinders, pets, and other topics. Sabin 80475. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 408 pages .

$50.00

Archyology II:  The Final Dig: the Long Lost Tales of Archy and Mehitabel
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Archyology II: The Final Dig: the Long Lost Tales of Archy and Mehitabel

By Marquis, Don; Adams, Jeff (editor)

Hanover, NH: University Press of New England. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1998. First Printing. Hardcover. 0874518539 . Edited and with a preface by Jeff Adams. "Previously unpublished in book form and literally recovered from a steamer trunk", these are more great humor about that cockroach-cat duo, Archy and Mehitabel. viii, 121 pp. .

$13.00

First Aid to Naturers
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First Aid to Naturers

By Muller, J. W.

NY: Platt & Peck Company. Very Good with no dust jacket; Boards lightly rubbed and soiled, gift . inscription on front pastedown.. 1913. Hardcover. Numerous black and white illustrations by E. Carey. Light green decorative cloth with orange, red, white, and dark green design of hunting stalking deer on front boards and spine. A humorous collection of essays about how to commune with nature, via gardening, hiking, fishing, camping, and otherwise roughing it with all 500 pages of indispensable sporting goods from a vendor's catalog. Great comic illustrations of overdressed urbanites in the great outdoors. ; 240 pages .

$15.00

Breaking Into Society
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Breaking Into Society

By Ade, George

NY: Harper and Brothers. Good with no dust jacket; Shaken, boards rubbed,. 1904. First Edition. Hardcover. vii, 208 pp. Many illustrations by various artists. A collection of humorous stories about human behavior with a moral at the end of each. Gray cloth with green ivy design and gilt lettering stamped on front boards. .

$16.00

Mr. Dooley: Now and Forever
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Mr. Dooley: Now and Forever

By Dunne, Finley Peter; Filler, Louis (editor)

Stanford, CA: Academic Reprints. Very Good in Fair dust jacket; Owner stamp on front pastedown, jacket . heavily chipped.. 1954. Hardcover. Red cloth binding. Illustrations. A collection of the writings of newspaperman Finley Peter Dunne's Irish salon-keeper stock character, Mr. Dooley, who commented upon various American social issues. Selected, with commentary and introduction by Louis Filler. Xv, 299 pp. ; American Culture and Economics Series; Vol. 4 .

$15.00

How to Ski
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How to Ski

By Osborn, R.

NY: Coward - McCann, Inc.. Very Good in Good dust jacket; Pages and jacket toned, jacket lightly . tattered and foxed.. 1942. Hardcover. Pictorial hardcover. Measures 5 x 7.5 inches. Unpaginated book of humorous cartoons about skiing. .

$12.00

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