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1 Anecdotes For All Occasions : A Good Laugh is Worth a Hundred Groans in Any Market
Shreveport 1962 Stapled Wraps Very Good No Jacket 16mo - over 5 - 6" tall 
80pp Blue, textured, heavy cardstock covers are lightly soiled with a tape stain inside the front cover. Binding is tight. No marks inside. Printed on glossy paper. 
Price: 3.00 USD
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2 Capt. Billy's Whiz Bang, Vol. III, No. 27, November 1921
Robinsdale W.H. Fawcett 1921 Original Pictorial Wraps Good No Jacket 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
63pp. + 1pp. ad. "America's magazine of wit, humor and filosophy." Wraps creased heavily. Wraps beginning to separate at the joint, but still intact. Wraps unevenly darkened. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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3 Caricature: Wit and Humor of a Nation in Picture, Song and Story
NY Leslie-Judge Co. Original Cloth Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Unpaginated. Original green cloth with lettering stamped in white on the front board, top edge gilt, fore and bottom edges stained green as issued. Illustrated. Front hinge cracked. Lettering on the front board mostly flaked. Soiled binding. Corners bumped. 
Price: 16.00 USD
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4 Ferhoodled English; Curious and Amusing Pennsylvania Dutch Talk
Gettysburg Conestoga Crafts 1964 First Edition Original Pictorial Wraps Very Good No Jacket 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Unpaginated (24pp.). Illustrated. Includes one page glossary. Very faint spotting to the front cover. 
Price: 6.00 USD
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5 Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In: The Burbank Edition
NY The World Publishing Co. 1969 First Edition Original Decorative Boards Good No Jacket 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Unpaginated. Illustrated. Patterned endpapers. Corners bumped with some rubbing to the extremities. Binding very slightly cocked. Back board rubbed heavily, and rubbed through along the top of the back joint. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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6 Rowdy Rhymes and Bibulous Ballads Gathered from Many Gay Minstrels
Mount Vernon Peter Pauper Press 1952 First Edition Thus Original Cloth Fine Fine 16mo - over 5 - 6" tall Henry R. Martin 
61pp. Illustrated. 
Price: 6.40 USD
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7 The Advantages and Disadvantages of the Marriage State: An Allegory
Springfield G. & C. Merriam Co. 1837 Original Paper Covered Boards Very Good No Jacket 48mo - over 3" - 4" Tall 
60pp. Original printed paper over cloth. All edges rubbed through. Poetry lines written out on the pastedowns and on the page facing the title page. Faint white stains to the front cover. Text browned. Faint, stray blue and red marks to the back board. The head of the spine is frayed. Quite scarce. OCLC locates five copies in university holdings. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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8 The Descriptive, Sentimental and Humorous Album
Baltimore N. Hickman 1836 Full Leather Good No Jacket 16mo - over 5 - 6" tall 
xipp. + 356pp. Full calf with leather spine label. Contributions from the likes of Washington Irving, Thomas Jeffeson, Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, Sir Walter Scott, Cowper, Lord Byron, Thomas Moore, Channing and many others, including many anonymous contributions. Of particular antiquarian interest is the Scottish account, "Hallow's Eve" (Halloween) depicting an interesting spooky folk tale by R. Ramsay. Uncommon. Lacking the prelims up until (but not including) the title page. Corners bumped and rubbed through. Foxed. 
Price: 120.00 USD
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9 The New Yorker Book of Doctor* Cartoons *And Psychiatrist
NY Alfred A. Knopf 1994 Sixth Printing Original Cloth Fine Fine Book 
86pp. Illustrated. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 6.40 USD
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10 The Scrap Book; or Humorous Annual
NY Published for The Booksellers 1839 Full Leather Fair No Jacket 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
286pp. Original full decorative leather, elaborately stamped in blind and spine lettering in gilt. Illustrated with woodcuts. Further subtitled, "A selection of humorous stories, interesting fables and authentic anecdotes." Accounts of Native Americans, African American slaves, and the burning of widows in India, among many other accounts. These "humorous annuals" were not limited to jokes or funny stories, but included short accounts of interest to the early 19th century reader. Many of the full page illustrations are printed on yellow paper; others are on plain white paper or in text. The style of the illustrations are somewhat grotesque, with faces rendered in abnormal, almost gothic, ways. The back strip is split vertically and almost half of it is missing. Corners bumped and rubbed through. Ownership inscriptions on the prelims. The front board is loose from the binding, but present. Some bowing to the boards. Button sized hole in one leaf; another leaf has a large closed tear. A good candidate for rebinding. Quite scarce: the OCLC Worldcat locates NO copies of this specific edition in university holdings, although there is an 1838 39 edition printed in Boston that is found in two institutions. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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11 The Strange Case of the Seven-Sided Post Hole
NY American National Standards Institure Original Pictorial Wraps Very Good No Jacket 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
41pp. Illustrated with cartoons. OCLC World Cat locates four copies in institutional holdings. Produced for the Standards Engineers Society, Syracuse Section. Last few leaves carelessly creased at one corner. Red paper clip ghost to the leaf for pages 25-26. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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12 The Travels and Surprising Adventures of Baron Munchausen
Philadelphia Porter & Coates Original Decorative Cloth Very Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall Alfred Crowquill 
283pp. Illustrated. Corners bumped and rubbed through. Pencil ownership inscription on the front free endpaper. The binding is quite bright and clean. Great satire. 
Price: 24.00 USD
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13 Adler, Bill Baseball Wit
NY Crown Publishers 1986 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
120pp. Gift inscription on front free endpaper. No other writing in the book. Photographs scattered throughout. Spine discolored (blue cloth has some white spots). Dust jacket has light edgewear and scuffing. From the cover: "A collection of wise, salty, ironic, irreverent, and above all, very funny comments on the great American game." 
Price: 5.00 USD
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14 Adler, Bill (ed.) The Kennedy Wit
NY Gramercy Books 1964 Probable 1st Edition Original Cloth Near Fine Near Fine 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
83pp. Illustrated. One corner gently bumped. A couple of small closed tears to the jacket. 
Price: 3.20 USD
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15 Allen, Jeff & Martha Bolton My Life as a Bystander: For Better or For Worse and Everything in Between
Nashville Broadman & Holman 2005 Original Wraps Fine No Jacket Book 
193pp. Includes the DVD in the back pocket. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 4.00 USD
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16 Arno, Peter Peter Arno's Circus
NY Horace Liveright 1931 Original Cloth Very Good No Jacket 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Unpaginated. Early edition, not a first. Each page is a full page b+w reproduction of Arno's classic cartoonery. Corners bumped. Spine lettering dulled. Some smudging to the front pastedown. Binding scuffed, 
Price: 30.00 USD
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17 Aurand Jr., A. Monroe Wit and Humor of the Pennsylvania Germans
Harrisburg The Aurand Press 1946 Original Pictorial Wraps Very Good No Jacket 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
32pp. Illustrated. Pencil bookseller notation on the front wrap. A very clean and bright copy. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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18 Bacon, James How Sweet it Is: The Jackie Gleason Story
NY St. Martin's Press 1985 First Edition Original Cloth Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
214pp. Illustrated. Text browned. Spine creased. Top edge of the text block foxed. The jacket is creased at the extremities. Appears to be quite scarce in dust jacket for some reason. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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19 Balzac, Honore De Epigrams on Men, Women and Love
Mount Vernon Peter Pauper Press 1959 First Edition Thus Original Cloth Near Fine Near Fine 16mo - over 5 - 6" tall Derrick Harris 
61pp. Illustrated. The front flap of the jacket is creased at one corner. 
Price: 6.40 USD
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20 Beamish, Dick (ed.) A Jerry Russell Retrospective: Illustrations from 14 Years of the Adirondack Explorer
Saranac Lake Adirondack Explorer 2012 Probable 1st Edition Original Pictorial Wraps Very Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall Jerry Russell 
50pp. Illustrated. Uncommon. Wraps creased. 
Price: 14.00 USD
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