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FATHER SETS THE PACE

By Gontran De Poncins

New York: Doubleday. New in Good dust jacket. 1955. First Edition. Hardcover. HC/DJ - near fine/good. Hardcover is clean, with all pages intact and no markings, light age tanning to pages and inside covers, bumping to spine ends. Dustjacket has several small edge tears, age tanning, , small stain on front, light soiling to rear, light ink rubbing, not price clipped. Translated from the French by Bernard Frechtman. The story of the author's father - a dandy, a wit, a supreme egoist, a comic despot whose zest for life, sublime self-confidence, and passion for perfection kept his family and friends in a constant state of mingled hilarity and despair ..... ; 8vo; All set in a Louis XIII chateau with its three miles of park wall, its rambling wings, its vast kitchens, two libraries, ranging stables and private horse track. An intimate portrait of a rather fantastic life that came to an abrupt end with the onset of World War II. (430noto,0914) .

$12.50

WHAT EVERY WOMAN KNOWS

By J. M. Barrie

Toronto: Musson Book Company. Very Good. 1945. First Edition. Hardcover. 1st Musson edition. Hardcover in very good condition, no dustjacket. Cover is clean, with light wear to corners. Pages are all intact, and clean other than a couple small pencil markings seen and one earmark. One small edge tear. A popular play, basis for the 1921 William de Mille film with Conrad Nagel as a lowly railroad porter who rises to great political heights thanks to the untrumpeted wisdom of his speech-writing wife, played by Lois Wilson. (190os,0814) ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 137 pages .

$9.95

The Wizard of ID .... Well, This is Another Fine How Do You Do

By Hart, Johnny; Brant Parker

Fawcett Gold Medal. Good. 1982. First Printing. Softcover. 0449144631 . Pages are all intact, clean other than previous owner's name written on title page and letters in ink in several bottom corners, light age tannning to interior. Cover has scuffing, several creases and moderate edge and corner wear. B/w illustrations. .

$3.95

We've Got to Stop Meeting like This! The Wizard of ID #10

By Parker, Brant; Johnny Hart

Fawcett Gold Medal. Good+. 1975. Second Printing. Softcover. Pages clean and intact, light age tanning to interior and initials in black ink inside front cover and top edge of pages. Cover has a couple small ink markings, light edgewear, small creases, small edge tear on front and spine bottom and previous owner's name written near top of front cover. (95os,713) ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall .

$3.95

Werebeasts of Hel

By Drake, Asa

New York: Popular Library. Good. 1986. First Edition; First Printing. Softcover. 0445202459 . Pages clean and intact, age tanning to page edges and covers, bookstore stamps inside front cover. Cover has light wear to edges, spine creasing and corner creasing to rear with a little corner curling, small tears to spine bottom have been neatly taped. Tiny ink markings bottom edge of pages. ; Bloodsong and Justice! He is Lokith, anti-Christ of Helheim and son of the warrior woman Bloodsong. Once destroyed by his mother, now allied with the Death Goddess Hel, he is back -- with a vast army of Death Riders from the blackest depths of the netherworld to claim evil dominion over all. Her army now Lokith's Skull Slaves, her companions few, Bloodsong must face her son's vengeful fury and battle foul Hel-forces across the frozen wilds of the north. In the dark beast-powers that are her heritage lie her only chance of survival -- and of finding the ancient, long-vanished army that may be the earth's final hope. (130-noto,7-13) .

$4.95

MASH Goes to Paris
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MASH Goes to Paris

By Hooker, Richard; William E. Butterworth

Pocket Books. Very Good. 1974. Second Printing. Paperback. 0671784919 . Pocket Books 1974, 2nd printing. Cover has very light edge/corner wear, light age tanning to covers and page edges, crease on spine, very light soiling. Pages all intact and clean other than a bookstore stamp inside front cover. Hawkeye, Hot Lips, Trapper, Radar the the General are called to the their country's service to rescue the US Gov't from a ticklish diplomatic spot.... (118os) ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall .

$4.95

Mash Goes to Maine

By Hooker, Richard

Pocket Books. Very Good+. 1973. Third Printing. Paperback. 0671782541 . Pocket Books 3rd printing 1973. Cover has light scuffing, very light edgewear, one tiny peel front bottom, some very light staining, no creases. Age tanning to covers and page edges. Pages intact and clean other than one tiny ink mark inside front cover. "Back from Korea and zanier than ever, those four irreverent military surgeons - Hawkeye, Trapper, Duke and Spearchucker are eager and ready to operate again. This time it's on the crusty natives of Spruce Harbor, Maine. " (105os) ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall .

$6.00

Radical Prunings,  A Novel of Officious Advice from the Contessa of Compost
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Radical Prunings, A Novel of Officious Advice from the Contessa of Compost

By Abbott, Bonnie Thomas

Clerisy Press, Emmis Books. Very Good+. 2005. First Edition. Softcover. 1578602033 . Ex-library book, but still in great condition - sturdy laminated cover and usual ex-lib type of markings. Pages clean and intact, overall wear is very light. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 240 pages; "If "Miss Manners" were to write a gardening column, "Radical Prunings" would be its title, and "Mertensia Corydalis" her horticultural nom de plume. Abbott's hilarious debut novel brilliantly captures the tongue-in-cheek chiding so familiar to readers of advice columns in this ersatz gardening how-to. Wielding a literary trowel honed to a sharp-edged point, Abbott's fictional green-thumb advisor eviscerates correspondents seeking her expertise with a rapier-like wit as she chastises them for such botanical boo-boos as planting sunflowers in a row, hostas in sunshine, and anything orange. Ably assisted by her Vietnamese garden boy, Tran, and not-so-ably by the administratively challenged Miss Vong, Mertensia issues a pithy Q&A newsletter, exposing gardening gaffes, and her own topsy-turvy life, season by season. Abbott's readers must remind themselves that this is a work of fiction and that there is no "Mertensia Corydalis" in real life. Pity, for amid her spot-on satire of advice columnists who take themselves too seriously, Abbott, or Mertensia, offers some bona fide gardening information." (285osl, 0211) .

$3.75

Frozen Music

By Cobbold, Marika

McArthur & Company. Very Good. 1999. Softcover. 1552780759 . Large trade softcover. Pages clean and unmarked, age tanning to page edges and inside of covers. Cover has slight wear at corners and light scuffing, a bit of price sticker residue on front. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 376 pages; "Star-crossed lovers Esther Fisher and Linus Stendal have never met, but they've known about each other since they were children. In this quirky, appealing romance by Swedish native Cobbold (Guppies for Tea) , the two grow up in England and Sweden, respectively, hearing about each other via letters passed back and forth between Esther's mother and Linus's stepmother, who are old school friends. Linus, a dreamy child, chooses to be an architect, marries the wrong woman, has a son and is divorced; brainy, intense Esther becomes a socially conscious journalist and is convinced she'll never fall in love. Their lives are so different it seems impossible that they could ever meet, until Linus is awarded the assignment of his dreams, a commission to design an opera house in England....." (483noto) .

$8.50

TIME IN THE AIR

By Wyatt, Rachel

House of Anansi Press. Very Good. 1985. First Edition. Softcover. 0887841465 . Pages clean, tight and unmarked. Cover has light wear to edges/corners. Main flaw is some fading to front cover edges and spine. Small marking on rear cover from sticker removal. A delightful novel, which tells of Sydney, a businessman with a wife in Yorkshire and a mistress in Toronto - producer of a chaotic national TV network. He spends a lot of time on jet planes, until his flight plan goes disastrously, deliciously awry. (260osl) ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 171 pages .

$11.50

Slouching Towards Kalamazoo
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Slouching Towards Kalamazoo

By DeVries, Peter

Penguin Books. Good. 1984. Softcover. 0140070702 . Interior clean and intact other than previous owner's nameplate near front, age tanning to page edges and inside covers. Cover has light edgewear, corner curling, some creasing and a neatly taped tear to one edge. (Young adult and up) ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 241 pages; Review: "A book to make you laugh out loud.....This book kept me laughing out loud all the way through. Even on re-reading, it's still funny. Very witting, very erudite. Great fun for anybody who's a bit on the bookish side. Without giving too much of the plot away -- an affair between an English teacher and a student, and they keep correcting each other's grammar & vocabulary & epigrams during intimate moments. Fun book! " (185-osl) .

$1.00

THE BURGLAR ON THE PROWL
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THE BURGLAR ON THE PROWL

By Block, Lawrence

William Morrow. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 2004. First Edition; Fourth Printing. Hardcover. 0060198303 . HC/DJ - excellent condition. 1st ed. , 4th printing. Clean and unmarked other than slight soiling to outer edge of pages. Jacket has small amount of edge crinkling and one tiny corner tear. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 304 pages; Bernie is back! To devoted followers of genre stalwart Block's comic series starring Bernie Rhodenbarr, the dry-witted bookseller-thief, a new adventure reads like a treasured stand-up routine, with a few details altered. Sure, it's formula, but that's the fun. We know that when Bernie breaks into someone's home, he will either find a dead body or be trapped under the bed while something bad happens above him. We wait for it, like comedy fans waiting for a familiar punch line. This time Bernie's under the bed, and to make matters worse, he's spotted on a security camera outside the building, making him a suspect in a murder-robbery that took place next door. Then there's the problem of the Black Scourge of Riga, and don't forget the fat man who paid $1,300 dollars for a $12 copy of Conrad's Secret Agent. There's more, of course, and none of it makes much sense, either to Bernie or his pal Carolyn, who offers her usual invaluable counsel while bemoaning the difficulties of finding a girlfriend online. But not to worry, by the last chapter, Bernie gets to say his favorite line, the one we wait for the longest: "I suppose you're all wondering why I summoned you here . . ." [600] .

$7.50

The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy   A Novel
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The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy A Novel

By Adams, Douglas; G

Pan Book. Very Good. 2005. First Edition. Mass Market Paperbac. 0330437984 . Very good - pages clean and tight, bookstore stamp inside cover, a few pages have light wrinkling to one corner. Cover has light wear at corners and creasing on spine. (190-noto) ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall .

$2.00

The Larry Wilde Book of Limericks
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The Larry Wilde Book of Limericks

By Wilde, Larry

Bantam Books. Good+. 1982. First Edition. Softcover. 055320811x . Pages clean and unmarked, book plate with name glued inside front cover. Age tanning to page edges and inside covers. Cover has a few small creases, scuffing and light edgewear. " When opening up these soft covers, the jokes, all in rhyme, one discovers are bawdy and haughty and terribly naughty, for married folk, singles and lovers." ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall .

$3.95

SHANDY
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SHANDY

By Williamson, David. S.

Winnipeg: Queenston House Publishing. Near Fine in Good dust jacket. 1980. First Edition. Hardcover. 0919866506 . Hardcover Edition 1980. HC/DJ - near fine/good. Hardcover interior is clean and tight other than a couple light red pencil marks on first page. Bumping to spine ends and a little soiling to bottom edge. Spine slightly cocked. Jacket is scuffed with moderate ink rubbing and numerous small edge tears/chips. "Sometimes raunchy, sometimes sad and nostalgic, this comic novel follows one middle-aged man's frantic attempts to make his fantasies come true. ". [520]; 8vo .

$15.95

MY VERY OWN MURDER
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MY VERY OWN MURDER

By Carr, Josephine

NAL. Very Good+. 2005. First Edition. Softcover. 0451216466 . Excellent condition, pages clean and unmarked, small remainder mark spine end bottom, very light edgewear to covers. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 368 pages; "Free-spirited and freshly divorced, fifty-year-old Anne Johnson is living the good life. She spends her days in her luxurious, elegant apartment in Washington, D. C. , cuddled up with a book in one hand and a martini in the other. Then, she hears a voice in her head, warning that there'll be a murder in her building in thirty days-and she must prevent it. Anne confides in Mary, the building's large-and-in-charge cleaning woman, and together, they plan a party to ferret out the would-be killer. But if they don't act quickly, the swanky soiree might end up being a goodbye party for both of them. " (*lower shipping avail to most locations) [230-osl] .

$4.25

A SMALL TOWN IS A WORLD
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A SMALL TOWN IS A WORLD

By Kossoff, David

Pan Books. Very Good. 1979. First Edition. Softcover. 0330262262 . Pages clean and unmarked. Cover has light wear at corners, tiny tears spine bottom and a couple small creases. "A series of delightful tales centering around the fictional Polish town of Klaneshtetl and Rabbi Mark .... Cleverly told, gentle, humorous and touching." ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 192 pages; (*lower shipping avail to all locations) [105-osl] .

$4.95

THE GIRL FROM PUSSYCAT Man from O. R. G. Y. 6
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THE GIRL FROM PUSSYCAT Man from O. R. G. Y. 6

By Mark, Ted

Lancer Books. Very Good. 1967. First Edition; Tenth Printing. Softcover. The Man from O. R. G. Y. Series #6. Cover has minor edge/corner wear, some light creases, spine crease, small spine tear, tiny tearsto spine ends. Pages clean and intact, one earmark seen. "Penny ... Candie? Sure, it's an improbable name, but that's only the first of many improbable things about this pretty Penny ..... This may well be Ted Mark's funniest book yet - loaded with slapstick misadventures and sharp satire..." (105os) ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall .

$7.50

THE WORLD'S GREATEST LOVER

By Greenbury, Chris

Ace Books. Good+. 1977. First Edition. Softcover. Pages are clean and unmarked, age tanning to pages and inside covers. Cover has light edgewear, some small creases and corner curling. B/w photos from the film. Based on the screenplay by Gene Wilder. [95-osl] ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall .

$3.50

LAUGH AGAIN WITH ANDY CAPP No. 7

By Smythe, Reg

Daily Mirror. Good. 1972. First Edition. Softcover. 0600354652 . Pages are clean with age tanning, light corner curling. Light soiling to covers. Cover has moderate edgewear & tanning, cover pulled away a bit at rear but not loose. A collection from the Daily Mirror of Andy Capp favourites. (*shipping will be reduced after checkout) [95-osl]; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall .

$3.50

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