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1 A House-Boat on the Styx, Being Some Account of the Divers Doings of the Associated Shades 
Bangs, John Kendrick
New York: Harper and Brothers, 1895. 
Decorative Cloth 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. Near Fine. Not Issued 
Olive cloth, illus. in black and orange, lettered in gilt. Well preserved copy showing a modest binding lean with slight rubbing to extremities, mild age toning to text block edges. viii,171 pp., publisher's catalog at rear. 1897 ptg. 026681 
Price: 7.50 USD
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2 A Mouse Is Born 
Loos, Anita
Garden City, NY: Doubleday and Co., 1951. First Edition
Hardcover 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. Near Fine. No Jacket Pallavicini 
Light green cloth, lettered in red and black. Mild shelf wear, covers slightly soiled, spine panel and text block edges a bit tanned by age. 215 pp., illus. 033481 
Price: 5.00 USD
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3 A Sample Case of Humor 
Gillilan, Strickland
Chicago, IL: Forbes & Company, 1920. First Edition
Decorative Cloth 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. Good. No Jacket 
Dark yellow cloth, illus. and lettered in black. 113 pp., rear publisher's ads. Moderately soiled, with a binding lean, lightly rubbed corners and extrems., general shelf wear. Interior shows light scattered foxing. 008475 
Price: 10.00 USD
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4 A Visit from St. Nicholas to a Liberated Household 0671228684 / 9780671228682
Viorst, Judith
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1977. 1st Edition
Hardcover 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. Near Fine. Near Fine Book 
Yellow cloth-effect paper covered boards. Slightly rubbed extremities, slight binding lean, otherwise as issued. Color illus. dust jacket price-clipped with light shelf wear, now in mylar. Fully illus. 1st ptg. with full number line. 038283 
Price: 4.00 USD
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5 Al Kelly's Double Life [INSCRIBED] 
Kelly, Al; Alexander Rose
New York: Frederick Fell, 1966. 
Cloth 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Near Fine. Very Good Signed by Author
Dark gray cloth, lettered in gilt. Slightly pulling at head of spine, otherwise as issued. 220 pp., illus. w/ b&w photos. Dust jacket shows toned spine panel with mild chipping at extremities, small closed tear along upper front flap fold, light shelf wear, now in mylar. Generic inscription on front flyleaf: "All my very best / Al Kelly." None of the usual Fell designations for a 1st edition, so we must conclude that this is an early reprint; $4.95 price on front DJ flap. 018847 
Price: 25.00 USD
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6 All Embarrassed 
Steig, William
New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1944. First Edition
Cloth 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Good. No Jacket Arthur Steig 
Black cloth. Minimally ex-library with minor residue from call label on lower spine and slight surface paper loss on rear pastedown from removal of circulation pocket, no stamps or other marks. Rubbed edges, frayed spine extremities, exposure at corners. Title lettering mostly rubbed away. Interior okay. 020385 
Price: 4.75 USD
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7 Altar Ego Musings 1598247123 / 9781598247121
Bohm, R. K.
Montgomery, AL: E-BookTime, LLC, 2007. 
Soft cover 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Fine. Book Inscribed by Author(s)
Stiff color illus. wraps. As issued. 193 pp. Inscribed by author on main title, personalized to one of his former Muhlenberg College colleagues, signed as "RKB," undated, with author's address label stapled to a rear blank, accompanied by author's 1-page TLS, also signed "RKB." 036837 
Price: 10.00 USD
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8 Around the World with Cuthbert Crotchpheasant [Greenleaf Classics GP606] 
Kent, Vern; Donald H. Gilmore (intro.)
San Diego, CA: Greenleaf Classics, 1971. First Edition
Softcover 4to - over 9" - 12" tall. VG+. 
Stiff color illus. wraps, perfect-bound. Slight shelf/handling wear, very slightly thumbed, with some discoloration to spine panel. Square, uncreased binding. Contents slightly tanned. Unpaginated, approx. [200] pp., illus. w/ cartoon drawings. Sexually explicit; no sales to minors, please. 029859 
Price: 60.00 USD
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9 Augustine's True Confession 0906487110 / 9780906487112
d'Arbeloff, Natalie
London: NdA Press, 1989. 1st Edition
Soft cover 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Fine. Book 
Stiff color illus. wraps. Slight shelf wear (new old inventory from Gotham Book Mart, New York), nearly as issued. [ii],108 pp., illus. throughout. Scarce. 040881 
Price: 35.00 USD
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10 Baby, It's Cold Inside 0671206540 / 9780671206543
Perelman, S. J.
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1970. Second Printing
Cloth 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Fine. Near Fine 
Dark red cloth, lettered in gold foil. As issued. Dust jacket shows very slight shelf wear, price sticker on front flap, now in archival mylar. 253 pp. 025651 
Price: 5.00 USD
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11 Baby, It's Cold Inside: Thirty-two Side-splitting Stories by America's Master Humorist 1585741175 / 9781585741175
Perelman, S. J.
Guilford, CT: The Lyons Press, 2000. First Thus
Soft cover 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Fine. Book 
Stiff illus. wraps. As issued. 253 pp. 038834 
Price: 5.00 USD
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12 Berks Banality 
Adams, Charlie Jr.
Reading, PA: R. V. Publications, 1st Edition
Soft cover 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Near Fine. Book 
Stiff illus. wraps. Light shelf wear, slightly cocked binding, slight spotting along top text block edge. 152 pp., illus. w/ cartoons. 038206 
Price: 5.00 USD
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13 Best Cartoons of the Year 1945 
Lariar, Lawrence (editor)
New York: Crown Publishers, 1945. First Edition
Hardcover 4to - over 9" - 12" tall. Good-VG. No Jacket 
Green cloth-effect paper covered boards, lettered in black. Bumped with chipping and mild loss at both spine extremities, corners rubbed with some exposure, otherwise mild shelf wear. Contents a bit thumbed and slightly toned by age but otherwise intact, with firm binding. 128 pp., fully illus. Many examples of wartime humor in this, the final year of WW2. 035462 
Price: 17.50 USD
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14 Bill Nye's Sparks 
Nye, Bill [Edgar Wilson Nye]
New York: Hurst and Company, 1901. 
Cloth 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. VG+. 
Burgundy cloth, decorated in blind, lettered in gilt. Cloth is lightly flecked on both panels, a bit rubbed at extremities. xi,181 pp. Clean interior, firm binding. 013630 
Price: 7.50 USD
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15 But Gentlemen Marry Brunettes 
Loos, Anita
New York: Boni and Liveright, 1928. 1st Edition
Hardcover 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. Good. No Jacket Book Ralph Barton 
Black 1/4 cloth, black and white patterned paper covered boards. Moderate overall wear, rubbed edges and corners, some soiling to covers, mild binding lean. Endpapers and text block edges show some toning; interior is clean and intact. 248 pp. Acceptable reading copy. 1st edition with matching dates, no addt'l ptgs. indicated. 036524 
Price: 7.50 USD
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16 By Rocking Chair Across Russia: The First-Hand Report of a Man Who Has Never Been There 
Atkinson, Alex, and Ronald Searle
Cleveland and New York: World Publishing Co., 1960. First Edition
Hard Cover 4to - over 9" - 12" tall. VG+. Very Good Ronald Searle 
Red 1/4 cloth, light tan illus. paper covered boards. Stated 1st edition. 93 pp., illus. Very slightly warped boards, with light dampstaining evident along fore-edge only of rear blank and rear flyleaf, else clean. Dust jacket shows modest edge chipping, narrow strip of sunning along front flap fold, and inexplicably clipped rear flap corner (front corner, with price, intact), now in mylar. 015003 
Price: 7.50 USD
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17 Captain Jinks, Hero 
Crosby, Ernest
New York and London: Funk and Wagnalls Co., 1902. First Edition
Decorative Cloth 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. VG-. No Jacket Dan Beard 
Tan cloth, lettered/illus. in orange, white, black, and green. Modest shelf wear, minor binding lean, text block edges rather dulled by age. Gift inscription dated 1904 in pencil on front flyleaf, former owner's book plate mounted on upper front pastedown. vii,393 pp., illus. Occasional light soiling to interior. Firm binding. 035232 
Price: 14.50 USD
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18 Carry On, Jeeves! 
Wodehouse, P. G.
Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Doran and Co., 1928. 
Cloth 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. VG+. No Jacket 
Brown cloth, lettered in orange. Light shelf wear, a few slight abrasions and dimples to front cover. Lettering on spine panel a bit dulled/faded. Former owner's book plate on front pastedown, signature on front flyleaf. Front endsheets and text block edges a bit toned, interior clean and intact, binding firm. 316 pp. A very nice copy. 019006 
Price: 19.50 USD
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19 Carsick: John Waters Hitchhikes Across America 0374535450 / 9780374535452
Waters, John
New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2015. 1st Edition
Soft cover 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Near Fine. Book 
Stiff color illus. wraps. Top front edge shows 1" closed tear neatly mended on verso with archival tape, otherwise virtually without wear. 323 pp. 038159 
Price: 5.00 USD
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20 Charlie Farquharson's Jogfree of Canda, the Whirld and Other Places -- A Public School Jogfree [SIGNED] 
Harron, Don
Canada: Gage Publishing, 1974. First Edition
Hard Cover 4to - over 9" - 12" tall. Near Fine. Very Good Fortunato Aglialoro Signed by Author
Illus. gray paper covered boards, color illus. endpaper maps. vi,130 pp., illus. Corners slightly curled, otherwise virtually as issued. Dust jacket modestly toned/soiled, with rubbed edges and mild chipping at spine extremities, now in mylar. Signed by author (as "Charlie Farquharson") on title page. Certainly among the most curious titles in our inventory. Mock geography. 017175 
Price: 12.50 USD
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21 Chers Amis [Dear Friends] 0918732018 / 9780918732019
Beyda, Janet Belden; Nicholas Meyer (intro.)
New York: Pomerica Press Ltd., 1977. First American Edition
Hardcover 4to - over 9" - 12" tall. Very Good. VG+ Book 
Black cloth, lettered in silver foil. Light dampstaining to top text block corner, visible as darkening on white pages and only as slight waviness to paper on dark pages, otherwise nearly as issued. Color pictorial dust jacket also shows light dampstaining to flap corners, minor shelf wear. A few slight spots of foxing internally. 038644 
Price: 8.50 USD
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22 Coffee & Repartee and the Idiot 
Bangs, John Kendrick
New York: Harper and Brothers, 1901. First Thus
Decorative Cloth 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. Very Good. No Jacket Book 
Light brown cloth, lettered/illus. in ivory, deckled text block edges. 1st ptg. of "New Edition." vii,221 pp., illus. Mild shelf wear, a bit rubbed at corners and extremities. Firm binding, clean interior. 036206 
Price: 10.00 USD
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23 Comical Confessions of Clever Comedians 
Pitzer, F. P.; DeWolf Hopper (editor)
New York and London: Street & Smith, Publishers, 1904. 1st Edition
Decorative Cloth 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall. Good. Not Issued Book 
Tan illus. cloth, lettered in red. Front cover is dampstained (not extending to interior), with most of illustration faded (lettering still clear), most of back cover toned. Firm binding, some toning/soiling to endpapers, with light, scattered internal soiling. 207 pp., illus. 040726 
Price: 10.00 USD
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24 Conventional Wisdom 0825461138 / 9780825461132
Auderset, Alain
Mill Hill, London and Grand Rapids, MI: Monarch Books, 2006. 
Hardcover 4to - over 9" - 12" tall. Fine. Not Issued Book 
Black and white illus. paper covered boards. 64 pp., illus. As issued. 036200 
Price: 5.00 USD
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25 Creepy-Ass Dolls 1440215693 / 9781440215698
Brooks, Stacey Leigh
Iola, WI: Krause Publications/F + W Media, 2011. First Edition
Softcover 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall. Near Fine. 
Stff color pictorial wraps. Slight shelf/handling wear, nearly as issued. 160 pp., illus. in color. 034217 
Price: 8.50 USD
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